Topless Jihad


top7Recently members of the Ukrainian-based, global feminist group Femen staged protests across Europe calling for “topless jihad.” While American feminists today are satisfied whipping up outrage about Mitt Romney’s binders and Sandra Fluke’s right to bill taxpayers for her birth control, Femen’s Amazonian warriors dive right in to do battle in a real War on Women being openly waged by Muslim misogynists. Topless jihad – it puts a whole new spin on #MyJihad.

The protests in Sweden, Italy, Ukraine, Belgium, and France [here are images from the demonstrations; warning – most contain nudity and/or offensive language] were in solidarity with a gutsy young Tunisian activist named Amina Tyler, who recently shocked Islamic sensibilities by posting naked images of herself online, with the words “I own my body; it’s not the source of anyone’s honor” penned on her bare chest.

The head of Tunisia’s Orwellian-titled Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice responded to this provocation as you might expect from a violent totalitarian, calling for Tyler to be stoned to death lest her obscene actions lead to an epidemic of Muslim women casting off not just their burqas and blouses but their oppression as well.

Her family wasn’t especially supportive either. According to The Atlantic, They kidnapped her, beat her, and held her in captivity for three weeks, during which time she was drugged, subjected to an amateur virginity test, forced to read the Quran, and taken on involuntary visits to imams. Her aunt posted a video online in which she called Amina “mentally ill,” “unbalanced,” and “psychopathic” for her “shameful act” which had injured her father’s “pride as a man.” A week after the topless jihad, Amina managed to escape and is now hiding somewhere in Tunisia.

The courageous response of Western feminist organizations? A search of the National Organization for Women’s website for a statement about Tyler from the preeminent feminist group turned up zero results.  So it was left to her sisters at Femen to lead the pushback with small but riotous demonstrations in which shouting young women ran amuck in public wearing little else but grammatically awkward slogans like “Bare breast against Islamism,” “There will be millions Amina’s,” “Arab women against Islamism,” “No Sharia,” “F*** Islamism,” and the most common, “F*** your morals.” Femen activists even burned a Salafist flag in front of the Great Mosque of Paris. If only Western feminists had half their bold determination to stand against totalitarianism.

Make no mistake, Femen is not your mother’s feminism, all political correctness and academic pontification. They aren’t even your grandmother’s bra-burning feminism. Here is their own description, imperfect English and all:

FEMEN is the name of the scandal famous organization of topless women activists, who defend with their breast sexual and social equality in the world. Activists of FEMEN are morally and physically fit soldiers, who every day make civil actions of the high degree of difficulty and provocativity.

FEMEN is the new Amazons, capable to undermine the foundations of the patriarchal world by their intellect, sex, agility, make disorder, bring neurosis and panic to the men’s world…

FEMEN is a hot boobs, a cool head and clean hands. Be FEMEN means to mobilize every cell of your body on a relentless struggle against centuries of slavery of women!

FEMEN is an ideology of SEXTREMISM… of the women’s sexual protest presented by extreme topless campaigns of direct action… serving to protect women’s rights, democracy watchdogs attacking patriarchy, in all its forms: the dictatorship, the church, the sex industry.

They don’t limit their protests to Islam. Like their partners-in-spirit Pussy Riot, the Russian punk rock group, Femen activists have targeted Christians too by disrupting the Pope’s sermon in St. Peter’s Square, attacking the Orthodox “Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia,” and cutting down a crucifix in Kiev.

But attacking Christians is easy and even culturally acceptable, as genocidal Muslims and Western leftists well know. Where Femen really excels, displays impressive balls, and deserves serious respect, is in their fearlessness toward Islamic fundamentalism – a fearlessness lacking in emasculated Western authorities.

The aforementioned piece in The Atlantic, which was surprisingly supportive of Femen’s confrontation of Islam, reported on a recent debate between Femen leader Inna Shevchenko and Arab-American Muslim blogger Laila Alawa, who claimed to be a feminist, about women, Islam, and the hijab. Shevchenko stunned her opponent and the moderator by noting that the only reason Femen was discussing Islam at all is the “blood, fear, and dead women’s bodies” to which it has led. Even Alawa did not deny it. Femen’s problem with Muslim headscarves, Shevchenko said, centered on whether wearing them was voluntary:

It symbolizes blood and all the crimes that are based on your religion, even if you don’t support them… If you’re a feminist, if you’re for liberation, then be brave [enough] to say that we are against that and take off your scarf until the moment that your scarf will not be a symbol of crime.

The moderator accused her of insensitivity and Alawa, rocked on her heels, tried to defend her choice. Shevchenko urged Alawa to take off the headscarf “until the moment when it will not be a symbol of the death of your sisters.” Imagine an American “feminist” taking such a bold stance in the media. “We demand human rights for all women, for Arab women and American women,” Shevchenko told the Atlantic writer a few days after the debate. “The idea of a Muslim feminist is oxymoronic.”

Femen’s in-your-face campaign in defense of Amina is in stark, positive contrast with the West’s usual timid and hypocritical acquiescence of the abuse of women under Islamic oppression. This is how human rights are won and preserved – not by tolerance and “dialogue,” but by fighting for them.

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  • http://saglik.uzman.org saglik

    I wonder how FEMEN get financial support to travel all across the world. They travel everywhere so how do they earn the money to do so.

    • defcon 4

      Well, unlike islamofascist terrorism, we know they're not getting the support of islamofascist petrodollars and islamic "charities".

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "I wonder how FEMEN get financial support to travel all across the world. They travel everywhere so how do they earn the money to do so."

      I'm sure it's not from your boy 0'Bama. What's your absurd theory?

    • guest

      they definitely dont get their money the way you are used to since your insinuation reflects your own projection!

    • gigihsan

      We now only see the reality of internet news sources or else his. but we do not know what is behind it all. clear all this there is nothing in the mastermind and cover cap

      otomotif

      • gigihsan

        We now only see the reality of internet news sources or else his. but we do not know what is behind it all. clear all this there is nothing in the mastermind and cover cap

        otomotif

    • Roger Cole

      These protests are all in Europe, so no great money required. The buses are really cheap and go everywhere.

  • Michael Copeland

    These courageous women put Western feminists to shame

    • UnctuousNarcissist

      Yeah, deep-thinking warriors, those. Or just arrested-development slackers like an Occupier.

      • defcon 4

        I'm sure you admire the intellect of the knuckle draggers who rule islamofascist states, or their hero, muhahahahamad.

      • guest

        punktuos farcisist they have more balls than your whole family an definitely more brain than your whole DNA chain that did not mutate since the amoeba days, nay the plankton days.

  • Poupic

    Barack Hussein if he was for equal rights at all would non-longer call The Muslim Brotherhood Allies of moderate. He would not send planes and tanks to Egypt where churches are burning and woman forced to veil themselves for example. This White House is to blame for Egypt turning to Shariah by throwing Mubarak under the bus.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      The muslim brotherhood are ENEMIES of moderation and Civilization.

      • Defcon 4

        I'd extend this to include islam, a fascist ideology if there ever was one.

  • Chezwick

    Suddenly, the likes of Patricia Ireland, Gloria Steinam and Jane Fonda all seem like ancient relics, a hundred years older than their already advanced ages.

    Baring their breasts has shock-value I suppose, but making powerful, intelligent arguments is what's truly needed….as Inna Schevschenko showed so adroitly did in her confrontation with this Muslim apologist. The end-game for BONAFIDE feminists and anti-Jihadists of ALL stripes MUST be to "deconstruct" (as they say in academe) Islam, to expose its intolerance and supremacism, to thoroughly discredit it as a belief system, until that fine day in the future when Muslims are shamed en mass into abandoning their oppressive faith.

    • MikeWood

      "The end-game for BONAFIDE feminists and anti-Jihadists of ALL stripes MUST be to "deconstruct" (as they say in academe) Islam, to expose its intolerance and supremacism, to thoroughly discredit it as a belief system, until that fine day in the future when Muslims are shamed en mass into abandoning their oppressive faith. "

      This is definitey the crux of the matter. Islam can be so easily discredited; the only thing protecting it are the idiots who (largely) control the mass media. If only it could be made more widely known how Muhammad actually behaved Muslims would be shamed out of their faith. Either that or everyone would have a very clear understanding of the need to fight them and drive them out of our countries.

      • defcon 4

        You do realize ANY criticism of islam or its holey prophet is a crime in any of the 57 states of the OIC right? A crime that can be punishable by death (either extra-judicially or not).

  • Billyb9

    This article needs more photos for emphasis.

    • Chezwick

      lol

    • Looking4Sanity

      "I love the women's movement…especially when I'm walking behind it." – Rush Limbaugh

      • Viet Vet

        Actually, I think rush said: 'especially when viewed from behind'.

        • Looking4Sanity

          No matter. I'm sure he borrowed it from someone else anyway. The sentiment is nearly universal.

      • Mary Sue

        but if he was behind it how would he see bewbies? XD

  • FritzIdler

    I remember when one of the victims of the Iranian hostage crisis returned, he reported his captors would show him issues of Playboy magazine, and scream their out rage at him, he would respond, "What's wrong with that?". Which outraged them even further. And now this. THAT'S the America I remember! Outraging lunatics, and upsetting Christians at the same time. But now it's coming out of Europe. And while I'm sure Christian conservatives will not be thrilled with this, I can't help but smile a little. Just not as much as I would have, way back when.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Anything that pisses off the islamofascist savages is GOOD.

      More cartoons of their prophet of satan muhammed.

      More stories of how EVIL muhammed was.

      More burning of muslim brotherhood / hamass / salafi / wahabii / SAUDI flags and crap.

      Slap 'em where it hurts. In their fascist "religion".

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "And while I'm sure Christian conservatives will not be thrilled with this…"

      Why is that? It's probably the best approach I can think of to deal with the issues Islamic gender oppression.

    • guest

      with islamists ready to castrate your head, your gloat at "christian" conservatives. your a pure schmukky boy fridgevert

  • Guest

    I'm glad Frontpage is keeping abreast of this story.

    • gee59

      Just the tit – excuse me I mean tip of the iceberg

  • Alvaro

    "[...] displays impressive balls, [...]

    You know how to pick your words. :)

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "[...] displays impressive balls, [...] "

      I didn't see any, but I'm not disappointed about that.

  • kafirman

    This is a wrong-headed group. Patriarchy is in our DNA. It is unavoidable. See The Inevitability of Patriarchy by Bernard Goldberg. Even feminists agree that there has never been a matriarchal society. Yet to this group of girls, Patriarchy ranks up there with Nazism and Islam. Patriarchy is good for all members of society.

    • kafirman

      Interestingly, this group claims to not be against Islam, but Islamism. Fight Islamism and Islam will lie vindicated. There is no Islamism. There is just Islam and that terror chieftain, Mohammad.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Word Play.

        Islam IS Islamism/Islamofascism.

    • guest

      zip it and let them fight the nuts.lost the walnuts?

    • Defcon 4

      What a ludicrous argument and transparent attempt to absolve islamofascism of it's inherently and explicitly misogynistic nature. Muslim much?

  • GypsyTyger

    Femen is doing important work. I think Frontpage should have a weekly update on them,maybe every Friday.With pictures ;!

  • tanstaafl

    I surrender.

  • Alex Kovnat

    You gotta hand it to Russian/Ukranian protesters. Those who looked at (and understandably, enjoyed :) ) those pictures we are linked to, should also be aware that there have been Russian right-to-bear-arms demonstrations. A Russian woman who was an important participant in one such demonstration, reminded the world that the Sandy Hook shooter might not have had an easy a time of it if teachers and other school staff had been armed.

    I look forward to seeing more demonstrations in favor of 1) The right to bear arms and 2) for women, the right to bare arms (and legs and perhaps ….. breasts :) )

  • tagalog

    Why do feminist objections to jihadism seem so often to have a tasteless sexual component? Can't they object of Islamism in some way that doesn't smack of sl*ttism?

    • Guest

      There's nothing tasteless about breasts. At least not to me.

      • tagalog

        You wouid think that these ever-so-nuanced feminist types could come up with some more cogent criticism of Islamism than flashing their melons in public.

        • guest

          administrator censored maybe the administrator machine blew a fuse

        • Mary Sue

          Well, I find it actually rather apropos. Given that the extremist views of some burqa/niquab clad muslims about people not wearing those garments being "naked", they're bringing the argument to them, to wit, "That's not naked! THIS is naked!"

          • tagalog

            OK, I guess I can appreciate that point of view.

    • Bamaguje

      Islamic misogyny is about limiting women sexuality while Muslim men can have several wives, sex slaves and are promised virgins in Islam's brothel afterlife paradise.
      So the FEMEN demonstrators are spot on in taking Islam to task on sexuality… it's not at all tasteless!!

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Give the girls weapons to defend themselves and destroy their jihadi / dress code police tormentors.

    • Defcon 4

      Tell it to Tunisian Amina who now lives in fear for her life. Maybe she'll cry for your outraged morality.

      • tagalog

        How do I communicate with her?

        Will she really cry for my outrage? Maybe I'll get lucky.

  • Looking4Sanity

    This would be hilarious if it weren't so deadly serious. These women are literally taking their lives in their hands by doing this. One can only imagine the horrors they've endured to drive them to this point.

    The author is right. Western feminism is only concerned with political subversion…not women's Rights.

    I loved the point made by the woman's comment on the scarf. It IS a symbol of blood and cruelty. It is akin to the Nazis tattooing serial numbers on Jews. It is psychological rape.

    I also loved the slogan "My body is not the source of your honor". Muslim men are honorless dogs who have no concept of the meaning of honor. Imagine the horror when they read that message written on the bare chests of their own daughters on the front page of newspapers all over the world!

    • κατεργάζομαι

      Kudos. "This would be hilarious if it weren't so deadly serious. These women are literally taking their lives in their hands by doing this. One can only imagine the horrors they've endured to drive them to this point. "

      You make a considered observation. It is such a shocking display for Americans, that is difficult not to make light comment to assuage the awkwardness of it all, much less maintain eye contact. Imagine Conservatives with that much passion, if done with more decorum. We are a bunch of Laodicea's.

      April in Paris……Susan in Milan…….Brigitte in Belgium…….Heidi in….you get the picture.

      • Looking4Sanity

        The only thing I found shocking was their willingness to risk their own lives to do this. Aside from that, it really isn't much different than a walk down South Beach Florida…except for the anger.

        • κατεργάζομαι

          In my day there was Black's Beach in San Diego, or close to me was Thousand Steps in Laguna Beach. Both were private. My gardenias here in TX are in wild bloom. I have a thirty foot wide by six foot high solid wall of them on the exterior alone. Our home is redolent of their fragrance. Wish I could share a basket of them with your loved ones. (The women's intriguing colored wreaths in their hair reminded me of our gardenias.) Great posts.
          Enjoy your day. Our Mothers are with the Lord.

  • κατεργάζομαι

    Molly Yard, Bella Abzug, or, Debbie Wasserman Schultz in a topless frenzied state……

    ……does not a persuasive image make.

    • Mary Sue

      nor would any of those women have the cojones to do what Femen does in front of Islamists.

  • DrBukk

    Dear NOW. Why didn't you have me burn my high heels instead of my bras? Now I'm crippled and have sagging breasts.

  • LindaRivera

    EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL!

    Personally, I would be extremely DELIGHTED if I had the ability to make myself completely INVISIBLE within 1,000 yards of Muslim males. Specifically, Muslims, and only Muslims.

    • Laura

      The only reason I would like to be near a male muslim is to slice his head off with a sword.Time to start going after them and turn the tables around, time to be the hunters instead of the hunted.

  • Joe Schmoe

    Wonder if they are aware that under Sharia-law SLAVE WOMEN, can, and should be topless in public–according to their male-owner's command. And of course slavery is not only permitted, but encouraged under Sharia.

    Shaming yourself, is a rather stupid way to protest the shameful treatment of others.

    • Defcon 4

      I'm sure there are plenty of muslimes who agree w/you that Amina shamed herself and would take appropriate steps to correct her shame if they knew where she was.

  • κατεργάζομαι

    The Bloomingdale's lingerie counter mistress asked Nancy Pelosi what size bra she wanted:

    Minority Leader, MS Pelosi replied: ~ "38 Long."

  • Alex Kovnat

    I have further thoughts about the issues underlying demonstrations by women bare from the waist up.

    Behind the silliness, they are communicating a serious issue. That issue is, under a fanatical Islamofacist regime we will be denied the freedom and joy we are accustomed to and take for granted. We take for granted that during the summer, men and women can appear in bathing suits at the same beach or swimming pool. Under an Islamofacist regime, that freedom will be gone. We take it for granted that women can express their sexuality in short skirts or shorts during the warmer months of the year, and we guys can enjoy the view. Under Islamofacism, women will be required to cover themselves like in winter, no matter how hot it might be. Aside from the physical discomfort, they will be denied the sweetness and joy of expressing their sexuality, and we guys will be denied the joy of looking.

    It goes farther than just sexuality. In a world ruled by Islamofacism, there will be no music, no sports, none of the many things we enjoy and take for granted.

    • Defcon 4

      This is exactly it. Sure some people might find it commendable that women won't be wearing bikinis anymore, that there won't be any more nude beaches, but islamofascism won't stop there…

  • Douglas

    I will give them credit for courage, but I would not support their methods. Protesting deplorable actions by engaging in deplorable actions only brings culture down to,the lowest common denominator.

    I wonder why they call themselves "FeMEN"? I would think they would leave out the MEN part of their name.

    • Defcon 4

      Do you think a reasoned, peaceful protest against islamofascist persecution of women would receive any publicity from the enemedia?

  • Bamaguje

    The title of this article should have been TOPLESS ANTI-JIHAD.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    Nice tits.

    No old hags with hairy chests.

  • Questions

    Slavic beauty, bare breasts and opposition to Islam — sounds like a plan to me.

  • surfcitysocal

    Oh, for crying out loud. Just goes to show that if you associate the word "cause" with your behavior, and better yet, come up with an acronym for it, you can justify just about anything ridiculous or worse, abysmal.

  • john

    Did you know why muslim women wear a hijab. Because muslim men when they see hair they get a hardon. Does that make any sense?

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Without Islam being undone and the adherents converted from evil to good, the women that
    so much as speak out much less demonstrate in any fashion will be hideously silenced
    or sent to thier stony graves………..The only hope for women is for Islam to be ended.
    William

    • Defcon 4

      I remember that at one point in the 21st century Saudi women publicly protested the fact they weren't allowed to drive publicly. A public protest that never happened a second time.

  • slider 96

    Now there's a jihad I can get behind !

  • slider 96

    There is evidence that amongst Muslims , jihadi mentality could be in part pathogenic . Muslim women who are forced to cover their entire bodies , which prevents absorption of sunlight on the skin , preventing the creation of Vitamin D , add to that the fact that in their backwards countries, availability of whole milk is very limited .So when pregnant , this critical lack of Vitamin D causes developmental deficiencies of the fetus , birth defects ranging from physical deformities to underdeveloped and abnormal brain anomalies are common .
    No cure for jihadis .

  • slider 96 .

    Add to this the fact that even in developed Western Countries many women are in fact Vitamin D deficient , due to diet and it becomes clear that Backward Muslim countries where women must cover up their entire bodies , these countries may in fact be " monster factories ".
    So in Muslim countries , the very Idea of " Morals " is a twisted perversion , and in reality a failure to distinguish between animal instincts and moral behavior .
    And if that wasn't bad enough , there is a TRIPLE WHAMMY ! The tradition of marrying 1st and 2nd cousins generation to generation , and in many cases marrying within the same religion , which in these countries [ and out of them ] means marrying in an already narrowed gene pool , resulting in behavior and reasoning which boggles the western mind .

  • slider 96

    – and now the world has been left to deal with the results of the "rules of Mohamed ." A gigantic asylum filed with implacable religious morons as it were .

  • Roger Cole

    This is the first time in 40 years I have ever felt like standing side by side with the communists.

    • Questions

      What do bare titties have to do with Communism? Actually, the Communists in power in the Soviet Union and Mao-era China were as puritanical as any Islamic regime. Get real.

  • Eduardo

    The inhumane way that women are treated in Islam is shameful, but these are also another crazy excrescence. Neither attitude Tunisian and so little these perverted deserve some attention.

  • LindaRivera

    FEMEN's slogans: The most common, “F*** your morals.”

    There is nothing positive about the women's most common slogan: "F*** your morals." It is HATEFUL and very destructive.
    It is FEMEN's TOP message. FEMEN are NOT helping women! They are NOT helping in the fight against excessively cruel Islamic sharia law!

    It is morals that protect people, ESPECIALLY CHILDREN who are the most vulnerable when people no longer care about morals.

    Morals protect society. Morals PROTECT HUMAN RIGHTS and FREEDOM and that is why communists GLOBALLY, and ALL who seek to take over our countries work continually to destroy our morals. A people who no longer have strong characters and strong morals are easily taken over. Both Muslims and communists work non-stop to conquer and destroy us. They must first destroy our morals and weaken our characters.

    An excellent article below by Paul Weston, leader of Liberty GB, Britain's new political party.
    Britain's last great hope! Join and support! http://libertygb.org.uk/v1/

    How To Destroy A Country — Part 1
    Paul Weston’s latest essay is the first of a three-part series about the deliberate destruction of British culture, and of Western Civilization itself. http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/01/how-to-

    • defcon 4

      You do realize the islamo-nazis of the world describe any criticism of their death cult as "hateful" and "destructive", for which they want all such criticism outlawed.

      • LindaRivera

        Obama administration is working with OIC – the 56 Muslim nations, to criminalize speech negative about Isalm in AMERICA and globally. After Obama cooperated with Muslims leaders, the EU then also joined in. WE MUST NEVER ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN or it will be the end of America, Europe and the Free World.

  • guest

    Sex slaves in islam wear no tops…. is there a double meaning to what they do? Are the Saudis secretly funding all this…especially since they physically attack Christians.

    • defcon 4

      I doubt the islamo-nazis who run Soddy Barbaria would fund any movement contrary to the "moral" framework of islamofascism. Besides, they can afford to buy much better looking sex slaves than these…

  • LindaRivera

    WE MUST FIGHT for OUR WESTERN CIVILIZATION! The hour is late!

    How To Destroy A Country — Part 2
    Below is the second part of a three-part series by Paul Weston about the deliberate destruction of British culture, and of Western Civilization itself. http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/01/how-to-

    How To Destroy A Country — Part 3
    Below is the final installment of a three-part series by Paul Weston about the deliberate destruction of British culture, and of Western Civilization itself. http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/01/how-to-

  • Drew

    We must keep abreast of developing feminist movements lest we be reduced to the barest of liberties and look like boobs to our foes.

  • emptorpreempted

    This is barbarous and disgusting.

    • defcon 4

      I'm sure the islamofascists agree.

  • Moliminous

    34 – 22 – 34 That might be your age, but surely not your I.Q.–each is too high. It might be your address or prison number. It might indicate the size of your left arm, but that's only good for bowling.

    Face it. None of the adjectives fit these…. these… I can't even say persons. They use their humanity like a hammer and all their problems are seen as nails. How very sad and what a terrible waste of human DNA, though I even question that.