Monday, July 16, 2012

Canadian Catmeat

When it comes to sexual assault, Al-Haashim Kamena Atangana is to Canada what Sheikh Taj El-Din Hamid “Catmeat” Hilaly is to Australia: a radical Muslim who thinks women who don’t obey Islamic dress codes deserve whatever happens to them.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:


Below are excerpts from the accompanying news article:

Muslim street cleric wants to protect Canadian women from sex assault by forcing them to cover up

Canadian laws should be changed to require women to “cover themselves” to prevent sexual assaults, says an Islamic street preacher in Toronto.

Al-Haashim Kamena Atangana, a 33-year-old Islamic convert, called for legal change in response to recent sex attacks at York University.

Atangana is connected with a group called Muslim Support Network and is one of a number of street-corner clerics commonly seen at the Yonge and Dundas Sts.

In an e-mail to the Toronto Sun, Atangana said “the reason ... these sex attacks are continuously happening is because (of) Canadian laws, which give too much freedom to women” when it comes to how they dress.

“You should take your example from the way Muslim women dress,” he wrote. “Why does (sic) Muslim women who wear long dress and covers her head aren’t targeted for sex attacks?”

The clash between western culture and values and the beliefs of some Muslim adherents has been a source of controversy and conflict across North America.

Atangana, who plans to distribute his views on paper in the coming weeks, went on to state that “the reason ... a woman gets raped is because of the way she (dresses),” and suggests that “Toronto (become) the first city in North America to introduce laws that would make it illegal for women to dress provocatively.”

If Toronto did this, Atangana said in an interview, other Canadian cities would follow suit.

“If (women) want to prevent being sexually assaulted, they should cover themselves,” said Atangana, adding that while he doesn’t expect Western women to dress as Muslim women do, they should have a “dress code” and take note of the burka the head scarf and face veil some Muslim females wear.

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According to a 2008 report from the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights, 83% of Egyptian women had experienced some form of sexual harassment or assault at some point. And well, over half of those surveyed around 70% wore veils of some kind, particularly head scarves.

“These results disprove the belief that sexual harassment is linked to the way women dress,” the report states. “This confirms that the stereotypical ideas of a patriarchal culture that blames women even if they are victims, is opposite to reality.”

But Alia Hogben of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women sees things differently: Atangana’s opinions are not as much to do with Islam as much as they reflect a general patriarchal desire among some men to control women.

“There is absolutely no connection between how women dress and being sexually assaulted,” Hogben said, adding that other religions from Judaism to Christianity have traditional dress codes of their own. She did agree, however, that “good, pious” Muslim women are sexually harassed, despite wearing modest and traditional clothing.

“If (Atangana) thinks good, pious Muslim women are not sexually assaulted, he’s wrong. If he thinks this is not happening in India or Egypt ... it is not true.”

As for Atangana, who converted to Islam in 1998 after finding the Trinity of Christianity the belief in God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit too “confusing,” he remains steadfast in his views.

“Women here should have a dress code,” he says. “That would prevent sexual assault.”

9 comments:

wheatington said...

Camels in skirts are provocative to Muslim barrows! We never should have let Muslims into Canada.

Anonymous said...

Canada has a magnificent Muslim woman who calls this man dangerous. Raheel Raza wants Canadians up in arms, protesting. Yell back at him, like the Australians did when one of their imans compared Aussie women to raw meat and who could blame the cat for eating it. Aussies rose up. Canadians, la la la. Some very stupid women did a slut walk,led by a very stupid Toronto reporter. I ask how that helped. I thought the idea was that women would be free to walk the streets, not like sluts, by the way. So what has been accomplished? Nothing, since those same slutwalk supporting papers can't really say anything against a new Montreal covert imam. Why not? He is dangerous, bringing sharia law to Toronto. Imams are supoosed to be wise, this is a total dickweed calling himself imam. Are there any real imams out there or is it all just to make whire Christians give up their faith and convert?

Nemesis said...

Islamic converts can be the most dangerous of all Muslims.

And typical of the Muslim fundamentalist, it's always the others fault, never the fault of the Muslim.

Georgina said...

A far better method of reducing rapes is to teach women to fight - kick boxing is good, karate is better.

Passing a law permitting women to carry knives and/or tasers could also be beneficial.

Yes, yes I know, the men would all be frightened that the women might attack them (I could be nasty and say "now you know how it feels") but the truth is, few women are violent.
However, training in self-defence should begin young and continue well into middle age.
Apart from the health benefits, freedom is being able and willing to stand up for yourself.

Anonymous said...

Much better than self-defence is to have harsh sentencing policy. A man who stranger-rapes any person should face 40 years in a secure work camp.

goethechosemercy said...

Veiled women can't prevent sexual assault.
Armed women can.
I'm convinced that women are forced to cover up in the Ummah to keep their hands off the weapons that would secure their equality, respect and rights from the men who despise them.
Freedom is not given, it must be taken from the unjust.

RonaldB said...

For Georgina,

You think karate training would protect a woman against an organized gang-rape by 4 or 5 young (or not-so-young) Muslim males?

The right to arm yourself for self-defense is an integral part of personal safety. But, if the citizen can get guns, the criminals can get guns.

The most important part of protection is effective policing.

Anonymous said...

Muslims cannot stand decently clad women because they are homosexuals.

Anonymous said...

He's basically saying that the fault lies with the victim, for making the attacker horny in the first place. So by that reasoning, if some woman gets pissed off at him and kicks him in the nuts, the fault is his, not hers, because he's the one who made her angry in the first place... is that correct?