Atrocities against women in Muslim lands have never been of great concern to Western feminists – even, we are learning, if the victim started out as a self-appointed rescue angel for oppressed Palestinians and ended up just another raped and/or harassed and subjugated public relations nuisance to be brushed aside by her leftist sisters, a la Paula Jones.
Two activists have exposed a disturbing phenomenon that they say is an open secret within the “peace camp:” female “peace” activists are routinely harassed and raped by the Arabs of Judea and Samaria with whom they have come to identify. They say the phenomenon has gotten worse lately and that many foreign women end up as wives of local Arabs against their will, but cannot escape their new homes.
Roni Aloni Sedovnik, a feminist activist, penned an article in News1 – an independent website run by respected investigative reporter Yoav Yitzchak – under the heading “The Left’s Betrayal of Female Peace Activists Who were Sexually Assaulted.”
Sadly, this is more evidence to support Phyllis Chesler’s cynical indictment that women are “consummate bystanders at the crossroads where evil meets its prey.” Ronen continues:
“A nauseous atrocity has been going on for a long time behind the scenes at the leftists’ demonstration at Bil’in, Naalin and Sheikh Jarrah [Shimon HaTzaddik],” she writes. “A dark secret that threatens to smash the basic ideological values upon which the demand to end the occupation of the Territories rests.”
It turns out, she explains, that when female peace activists from Israel and abroad come out to Judea and Samaria and demonstrate against the Israeli “occupation,” they are assaulted sexually by the Arab men whom they have come to help. These are not isolated incidents, Aloni-Sedovnik stresses. Rather, this is an “ongoing and widespread” phenomenon that includes verbal and physical abuse. She accuses the ‘peace’ camp of purposely covering up the trend so as not to offend “the Palestinians and their heritage, which sees women as sexual objects.”
If this doesn’t illustrate the perils of navigating the world of the brainwashed do-gooder – where good is evil and evil is good – I don’t know what would. You know you’re in leftist backward world when factually-challenged, idealistic women rush about like plucky Princess Leias in Birkenstocks to rescue cobras from field mice — and get bit in the process.
Michelle Nevada at Israpundit illustrates why this is disgusting and ironic on so many levels:
OK, so the “Poor Palestinian People” are raping and sexually harassing young women who come to “help” them, and when the young women are raped or forced into converting to Islam and marrying a “Palestinian Freedom Fighter,” the women are told to not report the crime because they will hurt the “cause.” So, please, tell me . . . what EXACTLY is this “cause” that the women “peace activists” are promoting?
Do they want peace? Then they shouldn’t support terrorists who send suicide bombers, bombs, and armed men who shoot pregnant women in cold blood!
Do they want equality? Then they shouldn’t support misogynists cloaked in religion who treat women like chattel, refuse to allow them to drive, deny them an education, and deny them the right to work to support their families!
Do they want gay rights? Gays are killed.
Do they want religious tolerance? Israel is a safe haven for all religions. Islam only allows Islam.
Do they want justice? Shariah law does not guarantee equal rights.
So, the only thing left is: Do they hate Jews? Supporting “Palestinian Rights” allows you to hate Jews without ever saying it directly!