Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Lions of Allah Among the Lambs of Norway

Aisha Shezadi gives a talk in a Norwegian school

The following article just appeared in, the website for Norway’s largest newspaper, and was translated by our Norwegian correspondent The Observer.

It concerns a culturally enriched young woman named Aisha Shezadi, who is touring Norwegian schools giving talks about her personal values as they inform her decision to wear the niqab. Among her other values — which she is not discussing in her school talks — are fundamentalist Islamic sentiments which mandate support for the Taliban in their fight against Western forces stationed in Afghanistan.

Ms. Shezadi’s tour is funded in part by a literary association, which one may assume — this being Norway — acts as a semi-official arm of the government. The association dismisses concerns about funding a woman who supports its soldiers’ sworn enemies by saying, “There are many writers with many different opinions, both political and religious.”

But not really, of course; not in Modern Multicultural Norway.

Why is it all right for them to sponsor Ms. Shezadi? Here’s the justification: “She doesn’t encourage others to commit violence, and what she’s writing is not illegal. So we cannot see why we should terminate our cooperation with her.”

Such tolerance! Such respect for differences of opinion!

It would be wonderful if it were true. But remember: this woman actively supports an ultra-violent Islamic terror group, and the Norwegian state has no problem with allowing her to express her views, and even pays for her to do so.

Yet the same state has hounded, demonized, and ostracized conservative writers who do not promote violence and do not support organizations that commit violence. Their only crime is to oppose mass immigration and Islamization, which views are said to have caused — actually caused, mind you — the massacre of innocents by Anders Behring Breivik.

The sheer hypocrisy of it all is breathtaking.

As The Observer notes: “Maybe the other side (conservatives) should be allowed to talk to Norwegian students too?”

Not bloody likely.

The translation from today’s

Aisha (20) supports the Taliban: Give talks to Norwegian students

Indifferent to hate video

Aisha Shezadi (20), from Bærum, is currently visiting schools all over the country. She wholeheartedly supports yesterday’s controversial demonstration in front of Parliament.

The young woman tells VG that she is indifferent to the hate video that created such heated debate earlier in the week. She also supports the Taliban in its war against Norwegian soldiers.

On January 11, in a Facebook comment under a picture where an ISAF and a Taliban fighter are juxtaposed, she writes:

“No matter how well equipped they are, they will never eliminate the lions of Allah.”

Unworthy War

“I support the Afghan freedom struggle against the ISAF soldiers, but I don’t necessarily support every tactic employed by the Taliban,” she says when VG confronts her with the statement.

The video was published on the Facebook page belonging to the organizers of yesterday’s demonstration against the Norwegian military involvement in Afghanistan. The PST sees the video as a direct threat to the royal family, the foreign minister, and the prime minister.

“I have really don’t have an opinion on it. Like many others I’m highly critical of the war in Afghanistan. It is a shameful war. Violence never solves anything,” the twenty-year-old says

Supports demonstration

These days she visits Norwegian schools and give talks about her values — partly paid for by the Norwegian Non-Fiction Writers and Translators Association

She is among the very few who openly expressed support for yesterday’s controversial demonstration on social media network sites.

“I support the message of the demonstration, which is to get Norwegian troops out of Afghanistan,” she says to VG.

Shezadi has been very active on the Facebook page “Demonstration: Norwegian troops out of Afghanistan”, and she has made several controversial statements.

“In sha Allah, the demonstration will be a success … and the more attention it gets, the better it is for us — because then more will follow, we will In sha Allah (God willing) show what we can achieve […]” she wrote on January 10 on the Facebook page.

On the Facebook page Shezadi also voiced support for the Taliban Islamist movement, and says that democracy is unnecessary if there is Islamic law, Sharia.

“In theory, there’s no need for democracy if there is an Islamic state because the state itself will be governed by the principles of Sharia,” she says.

Sponsored by Norwegian organizations

The organization Les! (“Read!”) and the Norwegian Non-Fiction Writers and Translators Association (NFF), sponsors Shezadi’s tour to teach Norwegian students about her values.

“The reason for the tour is to talk about her personal decision to wear a niqab, and she respects those guidelines. She also emphasizes that she doesn’t discuss other peoples choices or talk on behalf of other groups,” says Wanda Voldner, leader of the organization Les!

“My personal opinions on the demonstration and the video have absolutely nothing to do with this tour. I only talk about my book Unveiled and what it’s like to wear the niqab in Norway,” Shezadi says

Aisha Shezadi also reacted to statements made by Louiza Louhibi (21), who earlier this week was interviewed by VG and talked about the threats she received by the organizers behind Friday’s demonstration.

“So, good for you then that you’re engaging in censorship of those who disagree with you then … wimp,” Shezadi wrote in a comment to the group “Oppose net extremists”, a site founded and run by Louhibi.

“I think it was cowardly of Louiza Louhibi to censor comments. She removed several that she didn’t like — which basically contradicts the freedom of expression that she is championing,” Shezadi says.

You are 20 years old. You know what you’re saying can cause reactions?

“Don’t misunderstand me. I condone everything I have written and said, but because I don’t go into explicit detail about everything I write it can be perceived as controversial,” she explains.

Does not encourage violence

The association Les! has this to say about Shezadi’s Facebook comments:

“She doesn’t encourage others to commit violence, and what she’s writing is not illegal. So we cannot see why we should terminate our cooperation with her,” says Voldnes.

The Norwegian Non-Fiction Writers and Translators Association (NFF), sponsors the school tour. Their views are:

“There are many writers with many different opinions, both political and religious. NFF does not engage in censorship. We have no position on this, and it has no impact on our funding of the tour,” says Trond Andreassen, Secretary General of the NFF.

Aisha Shezadi did not participate in yesterday’s demonstration, as she was sick.


8b2xcc71 said...

...the next war of the talibans may well break out in Norwayistan (perhaps in its very capital, Osloabad) once that norwayistani pupils have been properly indoctrinated... I'm sad I won't live 100 years to see how history books look like by then...

ib said...

So, who's presenting the other side?

No one? Why am I not surprised?

Anonymous said...

Hopefully, she, and all the female students, had obtained permission from a male relative before leaving the house! Next week, a non-violent nazi sympathiser will be sharing his ethical viewpoint with the eager, but culturally- and educationally-starved Norwegian students :S

Chiu ChunLing said...

The essential problem with "non-violence" is that it makes no accommodation for dealing with real aggression. When a person (or people) suffer an unprovoked violent attack from others, the "non-violent" answer is to do nothing in response (or even to reward the attacker).

"Non-violent" advocates of Islam consciously exploit this dynamic. It is technically "non-violent" to say that all attempts to actually defend against the violence of Jihad are morally wrong. It is even "non-violent" to declare that the cause of Jihad is still just despite the violent means used to forward it, while declining to acknowledge that there is any comparably just cause for the defense of Western Civilization against Jihad.

A simple philosophy of non-violence is thus patently immoral. It doesn't provide any means for restraining those who are willing to resort to unprovoked violence in the first place. It only restrains those who would not attack first but would be willing to defend themselves if they believed it morally justified. And this does nothing but increase the benefits and reduce the risks of aggression.

Chiu Chun-Ling.

babs said...

ONE SCHOOL TEACHER, having informed the press of this event and invited them to attend, could stand up and ask the following:

Do you believe in FGM? Have you yourself had the procedure? Would you please explain to this white, female, teenage audience exactly what FGM is... Would you please explain to this audience why FGM is so important in the Muslim culture.

Were you educated in Norway? Would you like to live under Taliban rule where female students are prohibited from being educated up to and including bombing the girl's schools, throwing acid in school girl's faces and/or actually killing them? Please explain to this audience why you would prefer to be educated under Taliban rule rather than Norwegian rule.

Do you have a male family member with you today? If not, why not? Are you aware that a female living under Taliban rule may not leave their home without a male family escort? Would you please explain to this audience what impact that would have on their lives.


Let me assure you that female teens are very much aware of their sexuality and their desire for independence. The answers to these questions would disturb me greatly.

And, here is the nut of the problem; no one is willing to put themselves on the line to confront bag clad imbiciles like this woman. We in the west are fed pablum about what the real repercussions are of Sharia and do not challenge the lies. To actually promote these tenants on the taxpayer's dime to western teenage girls is immoral. At the very least, an opposing opinion should immediately follow.

Anonymous said...

"To actually promote these tenants on the taxpayer's dime to western teenage girls is immoral."

Inadvertent pun here - tenant v. tenet - but it's a REALLY fun pun!

Anyway, no one is going to speak up because Muslim 'tenants' are allowed to go around threatening to behead whole non-Muslim critics and their families with dull butter knives! Oh, did I say threaten? - because Muslims are more than prepared to back up that threat with action!

Any concerned teacher who asked those questions would be fired - and the Muslim spokesperson would simply lie about FGM or any other inconvenient facts anyway. Let's all say taqiyya three times.

In the United States, a public school system is currently in the process of firing a teacher for saying that she disagreed with homosexuality - on her own time - on her Facebook page.

Just for comparison's sake: In the same circumstance, would an atheist teacher be fired for expressing disagreement with Christianity? Nope - an atheist would be deemed to have freedom of - really from - religion.

Muslims have been really effective at hiding the truth about FGM from the level of the United Nations on down to the local level.

The Muslim propaganda lie to the West is that FGM is 1) a result of poverty rather than Islam, and 2) a product of Africa rather than Islam.

In reality, FGM is fully Sharia compliant and societally accepted and enforced on helpless little girls by Muslims around the world - especially in the Middle East.


babs said...

Thanks for the correction. Tenant vs. tenet... they both work!

I didn't want my comment to be too lengthy but, of course the teacher would be fired.

Hey Mom and Dad: The teacher says that 80% of all females in Egypt have been subject to FGM. Why?
Do you think the woman that came in to speak to us can drive a car safely in her niqab?

Someone must speak up and rather quickly at this point. The whole thing is going over a cliff when teenage girls are being indoctrinated in the classroom without an opposing point of view.