Wonder If Keith Olbermann Will Flog This Story | Main | Bush Pardons Two Thanksgiving Turkeys
November 17, 2004

Main Attraction of Radical Hardcore Islamofascism?: Slapping Around Women

Theodore Darymple thinks that Theo Van Gogh was murdered because his film exposed the heart of Islamofascism's appeal to the young men
-- the sexual enslavement of Muslim women:

The abuse of women has often, if not always, appealed to men, because it gives them a sense of power, however humiliated they may feel in other spheres of their life. And the oppression of women by Muslim men in Western Europe gives those men at the same time a sexual partner, a domestic servant, and a gratifying sense of power, while allowing them also to live an otherwise westernized life. For the men, it is convenient; interestingly, but perhaps not surprisingly, almost the only openly hostile expressions toward Islam from British-born Muslims that I hear come from young women, some of whom loathe it passionately because they blame it for their servitude.

The theory has some appeal. There must be some reason this toxic stew of medievalism and murder has such a hold on people.

Sex can't explain everything, no matter what Freud thought, but it sure can explain a lot.

digg this
posted by Ace at 02:42 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
Joey Fingers[/i]: "The Biden campaign has not heard from the White Ho ..."

Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/s][/b]: "[i]As far as being one of the horsemen from "Revel ..."

Jane D'oh: "Dear Magnificent Golden Scalp Weasel:Please kick F ..."

RKae: "My state's infection rate : .038%. Posted by: Mr. ..."

rhennigantx: "285 This still has a very long way to even matchin ..."

Bertram Cabot, Jr.: " [i]It's not SCUBA, it's SCBA: self-contained bre ..."

Lizzy [/i]: ">>The Biden campaign has not heard from the White ..."

rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u]: "This may seem like a naive question, but what exac ..."

Fritz: ">>>Well, there are exponentials and there ..."

tubal: "Went out to feed the birds this morning, without a ..."

Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/s][/b]: "[i]280 My state's infection rate : .038%. Posted ..."

PaleRider is simply irredeemable: "Wearing a mask while in your car? Do they think ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64