The truth that dare not be spoken

Is it wrong to tell the truth if it makes Islam or Muslims look bad?

“The questions appear to be simple. But they posed a challenge for the host of the new “Melissa Harris-Perry” show when guest Mona Eltahawy talked about her Foreign Policy magazine cover story about abuse of women by men in the Muslim world.

Eltahawy speaks from experience: She had her arms broken in a demonstration in Egypt and was tortured and raped in an Egyptian jail cell.

So she seemed surprised to find Harris-Perry questioning her right to draw attention to “traditions” such as involuntary female circumcision, wife-beating and childhood sexual abuse.”

Now, you’d think that the truth, whatever it may be, should be an affirmative defense, especially given the writer’s experience and bonafides.


“Then the MSNBC host brought in Harvard professor Leila Ahmed, who questioned whether Eltahawy should have written the article at all. Not because it was false, but because it made Muslims look bad.

“You began, Melissa, by noting that some things in the African-American community are not publicized precisely because of the racism,” said Ahmed as Harris-Perry nodded in agreement on a split screen.

“Mona, I appreciate what you do,” continued Ahmed. “I would love it if – I understand if you want to get your message across. It’s an important message. But if possible [you should not] give fuel, fodder to people who simply hate Arabs and Muslims in this climate of our day.”

Misogyny is the Islamic world – a truth that dare not be spoken.


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Dave in EH


  1. ricbee on May 26, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Is it any wonder Muslim men want to perpetuate their religion? Some American men convert for just that reason.

    • phil on May 27, 2012 at 8:34 am

      Yeah.? I wonder when Bobo is going to come out of the closet.

  2. Plainvillian on May 27, 2012 at 10:17 am

    The other truth that must not be spoken is Islam’ 8th century declaration of war on all non Muslims.

    • Eric on May 27, 2012 at 1:52 pm

      Islam as a social cult has been very effective at masking it’s antiquated and oft times barbaric culture with the cover of “religion”. ?Don’t ever forget that the clown they call muhammad, their prophet, was a very disturbed man. ?He was a psychotic individual who found little early success in promoting his “religion of peace”, this after renouncing his Christianity, which he also struggled with. ?His disgusting sexual proclivities also made his life living within his own community very difficult. ?Whatever people see in this BS “religion” has very little to do with spirituality and lots to to with a very perverted sociopathy. ?I can understand an ignorant people finding a sense of order within the boundaries of this way of life, but what’s the explanation for an educated mind even considering this pagan existence? ? ??

  3. JBS on May 27, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Kudos to Mona Eltahaw. Tell it like it is! Right on! The truth will make you free. Equality!
    Except when talking about Islam. Don’t even go there. Nothing bad, nothing that makes questions, nothing that is not PC.
    Don’t make any waves.
    Where is the MSM on this? (Cue: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.)

  4. Dimsdale on May 27, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Islam: the religion that you dare not speak its name.? The muslims think it shows their strength, but it really reveals the weakness of those who succumb to its low brow, maniacal adherents and the insecurity of those muslims that realize that their religion can’t spread through persuasion, only force.
    Ellehaw should have told Harris Perry, Ahmed and MSNBC to go see how their opinions would resonate under the repression of Sharia “law”. ? It is easy to be critical if you haven’t been under the yoke of oppression that muslim women experience.

  5. PatRiot on May 27, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Truth, women’s rights and freedom of speech ignored for the sake of PC ! ? ! ?
    The media is digging its own grave when it ignores facts that are bought?to them.

  6. Dimsdale on May 27, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Isn’t it interesting that “traditions”, such as clitorectomies, i.e. female genital mutilations are defended by the liberals at MSNBC, while the Christian traditions against abortions etc. are loudly criticized and despised by lefties.
    Oh yeah, the lefties are afraid of muslims: Christians won’t issue fatwas against them.?

    • Murphy on May 29, 2012 at 8:59 am

      Since it appears Islam is back at war, Perhaps they should reactivate the Knights Templar. (and the rest).

  7. RoBrDona on May 27, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    All of the perfectly awful social realities for women of the Religion of Hate ‘n Death do not move the libs one bit.? I do wonder what the female talking heads?in America and Europe think of the millions of Islamic women living in a patriarchal society. Are they victims? Huh, doesn’t seem so. They don’t get the usual crocodile tears. So what are they??You have to think that they view them as ignorant unsavable savages, i.e. there is no chapter of NOW in Riyadh; ergo they deserve?what they get. ????

  8. cherwin on May 27, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Seriously? It’s wrong to tell the truth for any situation that involves anyone or anything unless it involves a Christian or a white person. Let’s face it – that is the truth. We can’t talk about the hundreds of shootings that happen in our cities across the country every night of the week because that would be profiling the minorities as gangsters and murderers. Even though we all know it is true we can’t address it so we can’t do anything about it. We can’t say that Muslims should not walk around in?America and board?planes?wearing their hijabs. Most of us believe that but we can’t say it. We can’t say that Muslims will go as far as to kill their own children if they stray from the teachings of the Koran, even though we know it’s true and have seen it happen. We can’t say that their are many people living in?our cities who are lazy and who live off the?taxpayers? and?bleed the system. Who use emergency rooms for thier doctor’s offices and fraud the welfare system and use food monies from their state debit cards in casinos and package stores or sell the card then go and say they lost it and are given another one. ?That would be profiling certain groups of people and even though we all know it, it can’t be said…

  9. sammy22 on May 28, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    This post lacks anything uplifting.

    • JBS on May 29, 2012 at 12:27 pm

      Sammy22, Sammy22, that is the point — there is nothing uplifting about Islam.
      It is a religion of hopelessness, despair, repression, death, hate, murder, ignorance, bullying, martyrdom, intolerance, harshness, misogyny and fear, to name some of its low points. It is an anachronistic religion that claims to be superior, anyone believing otherwise or not believing is just to be killed. There is nothing to recommend it at all! Unless, of course, you happen to be Muslim and somehow believe it or benefit from it .
      Yet, the liberals won’t admit it!! Won’t say it!! Won’t even hear of it!! They will not acknowledge the truth about Islam.

  10. sammy22 on May 29, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Well JBS, with that? list of low points, one could wonder how Islam even got started, never mind still being around.

    • JBS on May 30, 2012 at 7:00 am

      Institutionalized ignorance of illiterate poverty-stricken masses by a clerical elite. Throw in a touch of? “nothing but Islam or die” and you have a civilization atrophying at its start. Islam is a tool of control. It is a testament to the power of the ruling elite that the thing is still around today.

  11. sammy22 on May 30, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Sounds like? personal opinion rather than fact. But then it fits the agenda.

    • Dimsdale on May 30, 2012 at 7:17 pm

      I’d love to hear something uplifting about today’s Islam.? Got something?

  12. JBS on May 30, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    So, are you an adherent or planning to convert? I’d sure like to know from someone on the inside what the allure is.

  13. sammy22 on May 30, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    I have an idea: find a Muslim and be his friend (or at least ask him what the allure is )!

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