Hamas Sexism Leads to Cancellation of UNRWA Marathon

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Sure, Hamas is a violent genocidal terrorist organization, but how could the United Nations have known that it was also sexist?

The UNRWA was planning a marathon to raise money for the children of Gaza. Hamas liked the money part, but it didn’t like the idea of women stepping out of the kitchen, taking off their burkas and hijabs and taking part in it.

“This disappointing decision follows discussions with the authorities in Gaza who have insisted that no women should participate,” the UNRWA said in a statement published on its website.

We regret to announce that the UNRWA Gaza Marathon, due to be held on 10 April 2013, has been cancelled following a decision by the authorities in Gaza not to allow women to participate.

Registered Marathon participants who still wish to come to Gaza are welcome; UNRWA is working on an alternative programme of events which will be forwarded to those interested as soon as possible.

That program of events had just better not involve women.

UNRWA is extremely grateful for the overwhelming public interest in the Marathon, and the depth of support for the children of Gaza.

The UNRWA may want to start looking into the situation with the women of Gaza… unless Hamas is opposed to that as well.

  • youssef Haddad

    It is a modern form of slavery of every woman who lives under Islamists rule. Any questions?

  • Mary Sue

    What really gets me is how useless idiots will claim that this sort of thing shows that Islam is respectful of women and "protects" them.

    What it instead does is fetishise them and indicates an extreme form of objectification.

  • JacksonPearson

    In some parts of the Islamic world, women are treated worse than animals.

    Part of the problem dates to Muhammad. Even as he proclaimed new rights for women, he enshrined their inequality in immutable law, passed down as God's commandments and eventually recorded in scripture.

    The Qur'an allots daughters half the inheritance of sons. It decrees that a woman's testimony in court, at least in financial matters, is worth half that of a man's. Under Shari'a, or Muslim law, compensation for the murder of a woman is half the going rate for men. In many Muslim countries, these directives are incorporated into contemporary law. For a woman to prove rape in Pakistan, for example, four adult males of "impeccable" character must witness the penetration, in accordance with Shari'a.

    • WilliamJamesWard

      Self incriminating for the witnesses but it is Sharia charade………….William

    • Bob

      Good post, but the term 'God's commandments' is misleading. From Robert Morey's book 'The Islamic Invasion':
      Allah was known to the pre-Islamic Arabs as one of the Meccan deities (Encyclopedia of Islam, ed. Gibb). Ilah … often appears in pre-Islamic poetry and by frequency of usage, al-ilah was contracted to allah. In Arabia, the sun god was viewed as a female goddess and the moon as the male god. As has been pointed out by many scholars such as Alfred Guillaume, the moon god was called by various names, one of which was Allah. The name Allah was used as the personal name of the moon god, in addition to other titles that could be given to him. Allah, the moon god, was married to the sun goddess. Together they produced three goddesses who were called "the daughters of Allah." These three goddesses were called Al-Lat, Al-Uzza, and Manat. The daughters of Allah, along with Allah and the sun goddess were viewed as "high" gods. That is, they were viewed as being at the top of the pantheon of Arabian deities.

      • JacksonPearson

        At that point in time, there were hundreds of Gods in Saudi Arabia. To make peace with the Meccans "the daughters of Allah," Muhammad selected the Moon God. Then later, because of the Satanic verses, he got himself into a mush pile with his statements, and had to reverse himself with an instant revelation. Muhammad later slaughtered the people he made peace with.

        As of date, Islamic scholars and apologists have purged Muhammad's Satanic verses from the Qur'an and claimed it never happened. Because if they didn't, Islam would be discredited and lost. Meanwhile, Christian apologists argue that among other things, Muhammad's statement on the Satanic verses, makes him fail the Deuteronomy test for prophet-hood.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Sexism is an issue but hardly one which defines the barbarism of Hamas, as well as each and every Islamist regime. In fact, it is likely the least problematic aspect, even though a strong underpinning of Sharia Law.

    Doesn't UNRWA (the same support mechanism of war against Israel, as it props up the PA/Fatah/Hamas terror junta) know that they are stone cold killers, and uphold cannibalism too – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/02/06/islam-barbari

    This is UNRWA, a major organ of the UN org of thug-o-crats http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/12/23/what-happens-

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Are these really women hiding under the death rags or meterosexuals, cross dressing
    Mullahs or maybe it's Grumpy, Dopey, Doc, Sleepy, Sneezy, Happy and Bashful, who
    can tell. If it is women then forcing them to dress like this is a hate crime, denegration of
    women is and Islamist absolute and offence against mankind…not to mention fashion.
    ……………William

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Troll about……………………………William