The Aftermath of Jihad: Invisible Women

Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a Judith Friedman Rosen Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum and a CBN News contributor. He is the author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (2013) and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007). 


Muslim Girls Niqab Picture Image Wallpapers (6)Massacres, beheadings, rapes and the rest often take place whenever and wherever Islamic jihadis take over.  Lesser known but no less eye-opening, however, is the aftermath of occupation—the everyday “rules” and laws the jihadis enforce once they’re in charge.

Consider the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL) recent occupation of Raqqah, a city in northern Syria.  First there was the overt violence.  Among other things, the jihadi organization attacked two Christian churches—the Church of the Annunciation and the Church of Martyrs—broke their crosses, burned their Bibles, and raised the Islamic flag in triumph.  One video depicts a Muslim “freedom fighter” smashing a Virgin Mary statue to shouts of Islam’s victory cry, “Allahu Akbar!”

Now consider the rules that organizations like ISIL enforce on the people living in the territories they occupy—or the inevitable “talibanization” of societies where Islamic supremacists hold sway.  For example, a Syrian news clip recounts the following new laws ISIL promulgated in a statement it issued soon after taking over Raqqah:

• Women are banned from sitting on chairs.

• All women are obligated to wear Islamic attire, such as the niqab and burqa (which cover the entire body and face); sweaters, jeans, and makeup of any kind are strictly banned.

• Female clothing is not to be displayed in shop windows; only women are allowed to work in these shops; if a man is found on the grounds the shop faces closure.

• Women are banned from seeing male gynecologists.

• Smoking—cigarettes, water pipes, etc.—is banned.  Violators could face the death penalty; shops found selling cigarettes will be burned.

• All barbershops are to be closed down and men forbidden from having short hair, wearing modern hairstyles or using hair products; men are also forbidden from wearing low-waist jeans.

• Anyone who uses the word “Daash” (an acronym for the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant in Arabic) will receive 70 whippings; the organization is to be referred to by its proper name.

The punishments are indeed severe: swindling taxi drivers face repercussions ranging from chopped hands to chopped heads; the reason cited is that their swindling may somehow interfere with a passenger’s worship (e.g., a Muslim seeking to go to mosque at the proper time).  Likewise, shop owners who do not shut down during prayer times must face the consequences.

Thus while the Islamic jihad may lead to brief, spectacular forms of terror—massacres, beheadings, rapes, bombed churches—its aftermath and goal, purportedly the creation of a “perfect Islamic society,” is “spectacular” in its own way, especially for women, who become virtually invisible members of society.

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  • Walter Sieruk

    The extreme misogyny of Islam is well know from many sources. One of which is from the book FOR GOD OR FOR TYRANNY which on page 270 exposes the cruel reality of the facts about alot of Muslim males in many Muslim countires. For this book exposes to the reader that “The hatred of women in Islamic society is so immense that even if a women is raped, she is stoned to death.” Such is a evil and warped Islamic concept of females.. Furthermore it’s outrageous and absurd to punish the women who was raped and not the rapist. This is not only awful and terrible but its a great miscarriage of justice. Morover, the Bible teaches in Proverbs 17:15. “The Lord hates two things, punishing the innocent and letting the guilty go free.” [ERV]

    • defcon 4

      If you get 4 witnesses to the rape the rapist(s) will be punished as well. It’s allah’s justice!

  • beeinparis

    Exactly what it’s like in Saudi Arabia, I’ve seen it with my own eyes. People don’t realize what ‘Islam’ implies. They continue to speak about ‘moderates’ without realizing that fundamentalists/Islamists/Jihadists etc do nothing more than closely follow the teachings of the Coran – the same book the ‘moderates’ use, the same god of death they pray to. To ‘convert’ a ‘moderate’ into a fundamentalist is but a technicality. Nothing to do with changing one’s religious beliefs. Islam itself has steadily been fundamentalized before our eyes, even within our Western societies.
    Who ever still falls for the lie of this religion being peaceful, or banalizes the islamisation of our societies is either naive or ignorant and uninformed. Probably all three.

    • Joel Cairo

      I believe that there are many “moderates” who are simply waiting on the sidelines to see who will prevail, then join it at the last with whatever side is about to win. Of course, that doesn’t make them moderates; just opportunists, like the Iraqi soldiers who surrendered as soon as it became apparent that the US military had overwhelming force and was not going to be stopped.

      • Drakken

        And the same surrending raghead who the minute our backs were turned would shoot us in the back, effem killem all and let allah sortem out.

  • beeinparis

    Loseyateefa,
    I also highly recommend Walid Shoebat’s book ‘God’s War on Terror’. Highly enlightening, especially for a Christian who actually reads the Bible.

    • http://southernrunner.blogspot.com loseyateefa

      Great book!!! It helped me understand the Bible and headlines better than any other single book. Thanks for mentioning it.

  • Tom Girouard

    My wife wouldn’t stand for that . I did like the Taxi rule .

  • chuckie2u

    Looking forward to seeing Nancy Pelosi and the Prograssive Females properly dressed with nothing but their eyeballs showing. Then again some men are attracted to eyeballs and they will have to wear dark sun glasses. Other than the lust for power I am confused by what a Progressive Feminist or Gay would see in pushing Islamic Law for America.

    • Chris Behme

      Well, there is the leftist compulsion to stick it to America, coupled with the failure of “progressives” to understand basic cause and effect relationships.
      In other words, progressives are nasty and stupid.

    • nood2

      Doesn’t make sense does it?
      The two groups that stand to lose the most, are the most compliant.

  • Chris Behme

    American “feminists” are too busy with “abortion rights” to care.

    • Phil Slipper

      and shopping and their ‘careers’. And developing their self image as victims.

      • defcon 4

        Shopping, how can anyone find it fun — especially in the mega-malls of urban blight?

  • fish

    *sigh*
    To think that these people are my cousins.
    I’m leaning towards the theory that dogs are the superior species, at least when it comes to basic morality.

  • defcon 4

    I want to thank Mr. Ibrahim as well. It’s just sad that the truth he writes will never be seen in the enemedia and might very well be banned in the islam0nazi future of the US.

  • Dyer’s Eve

    It’s time for God’s take on all this. I’m serious. Anyone, apart from me, wondering why He is so silent at a time like this when we need him the most?
    Is God deaf?!

    • defcon 4

      I’d like to think that G-d has come through for Israel in the past. After all, no one would’ve picked Israel to beat the islam0nazis in ’48′, ’67′ or ’73′.

      • Dyer’s Eve

        Perhaps. What you say prompts a very interesting question: Where was God in the years between 1939 and 1945? Probably on safari with a group of dentists. What I’m trying to say is that He doesn’t seem to like asserting His presence too often.

        • defcon 4

          Ze’ev Jabotinsky tried to warn people — he was ignored.

        • AngryAmerican

          It’s that pesky ‘free will’ thing… It is we who left God.

  • AngryAmerican

    Liberals will always defend Islam, which is why the majority of mass media will not report these things. Darkness will not fight darkness.

  • Consider

    Maybe at least women deserve treatment like this.
    After all they fail on Marines fittness tests, as reported in an article above.

    • Sam G Jr

      Maybe we should get rid of the Marines since they wanted to require a standard physical fitness test……..idiot. Idiot meaning you. Not the Marines.

      • Consider

        You are the idiot, or pretending to be one (what a sacrifice some are ready to make for their convictions!?).
        The message of the article, visible from an airplane and clear do a jackass is that women’s place is at home or as the German say by the KKK (Kinder, Kirche, Kuche; children, church, kitchen).

  • Demfollies

    They are patient, I saw some information about a goal to completely take over the USA by 2050 at the latest…If we Americans don’t wake up & stop them, they will use our own laws & our “politically correct” mentality against us!!!

  • Phil

    Why do you think they had the crusades? Why do you think Muslims flip out when you mention the word. History shows Liberals always placate those that would subject them to such horrors.
    Look how they Placate them now. Obamao kisses the brotherhoods rumps.