Christian right superstar Gary Bauer is capitalizing on the shooting of a 14-year old Pakistani girl by the Taliban for daring to speak out in favor of allowing girls to get an education by attacking liberal women in the United States. In an email to his followers, he wrote:
For over a year, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, radical feminists and their media allies have promoted the idea that there is a conservative “war on women.” We have seen poor “victims” like Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke whine about how expensive her birth control pills are and how mean Republicans don’t want to pay for them.
I wonder what Fluke thinks about Malala Yousafzai. She is a 14 year-old Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by an Islamic “warrior” who walked onto her school bus yesterday in the city of Mingora. The Taliban quickly claimed “credit” for the shooting.
Malala did not make a movie critical of Mohammed or try to convert to Christianity. She simply said publicly that girls should be able to go to school. For that she clings to life today in a Pakistani hospital.
I predict there will be no Islamic mobs in the streets protesting the distortions of their faith. I predict Sandra Fluke will not take time out from her crusade for free birth control to condemn radical Islam. I predict Planned Parenthood will continue its multi-million-dollar ad campaign accusing conservatives of wanting to take away its right to destroy innocent unborn children.
Women all over the Islamic world face brutal persecution, but the American left hates us and hurls its bile at conservatives.
And I predict that your ignorant followers won’t notice the giant logical fallacy you’re serving to them. Yes, the Taliban is even worse than most conservative Christians in America. And therefore what? The fact that others want to oppress them more than you do magically makes your attempts at oppression disappear? Sorry, it doesn’t work that way.