Maajid Usman Nawaz, above, a politician, broadcaster and an honorary associate of the National Secular Society today hit out at the Muslims who aimed death threats and abuse at a young teenage girl who was filmed ‘twerking’ in a Birmingham street while wearing a hijab.
Writing for The Daily Beast, the reformed Islamist wrote:
The fundamentalist Muslim backlash directed at this anonymous 17-year-old girl’s innocuous behavior was instant, personal, and severe. Amid threats in comment threads such as, “Fucking slut someone give me her address I will kill her,” and “Stupid bitch needs to be killed,” the young girl issued a tearful, pitiful public apology that was broadcast by a pair of fundamentalist roving-fatwa YouTubers as a “repentance” to placate the frothing Islamist mob.
Two days later the world celebrated International Women’s Day. But amid a plethora of “feminist” pronouncements, including denunciations of transgender women, Emma Watson’s breasts, and even “Zionism”, not one major feminist organization or mainstream media outlet touched on what had just transpired.
Nawaz pointed out that the incident centered around the page of a quasi-literate fundamentalist British Muslim street preacher named Ali Da’wah and his sidekick, Musa.
Unlike certain intersectional feminists who seem to have forgotten what it is that they are meant to be fighting for, Ali Da’wah makes no secret of his disdain for women: ‘I believe Muslim woman [sic] don’t need feminism… What does feminism offer that Islam doesn’t?
Upon seeing the video in question, by their own admission Ali and Musa reacted angrily and moved publicly to ‘correct’ the girl. They posted an image of her dancing, and separately recorded a rant about why such behavior is totally unacceptable for Muslims. Many other Muslims on their page soon pointed out how this only helped the ‘offending’ video to go viral. Death threats against the petrified teenager soon followed.
Undeterred, the “numbskulls” got in touch with the girl’s family and decided to record and publish her “repentance,” to ward off the threats.
Ali Da’wah went on to tell the girl:
Just before the terrified girl was put on, the pair of medievalists can be heard ruminating on how her dance was ‘really inappropriate’ as Ali continued, ‘We was really upset to be honest, and I’m sure a lot of you guys was upset as well … a lot of us hate seeing certain things done by practicing-looking individuals.’
I’m going to get you in contact with (if you want) some good sisters in Birmingham who can keep your company because this is the work of the devil and music is one of the tools of Satan.
He ended his video with some final remarks to his young Muslim audience, telling them music is:
Like you’re on drugs … these filthy people in these songs, they don’t care about you and they’re causing harm, they talk about women like they’re whores…
No doubt the petrified girl will stand by her apology, and just wants the incident to go away. I understand that. And I fully expect her to maintain her “repentance.” She will probably wish that I had not resurrected this issue by defending her right to dance as she likes, when she likes, and where she likes. But no. Before it all just goes away, we as liberals, as a society, and as her fellow human beings have a duty to at least acknowledge what has just happened: We just missed our first modern religious inquisition, initiated, conducted, and concluded solely through social media.
Our communities, Muslim or otherwise, must awaken to the predators of liberty that live among us. Similar to the now infamous ‘sharia patrols’,British-Muslim religious-policing must not be tolerated. It is no coincidence that this incident unfolded in the English city of Birmingham. A tenth of all Britain’s jihadist terrorists hail from just five wards in that city.
And for the sake of British Muslim female victims of ‘honour’ killings, we must mark this moment, because the girl’s inquisitors appear utterly unable to comprehend why anyone would be so angered by their actions. They conclude their video inquisition by promising, ‘It’s gonna happen in the future, another video might come up, obviously we have to go about it the right way, but if it’s going viral, we have to touch upon it.’
So untouchable do they feel as Muslim fundamentalists in modern Britain that they vow to do it again. Welcome to the United Kingdom, 2017.
Yesterday, Nawaz, in an LBC broadcast, castigated feminists for not taking up cudgels on the the girl’s behalf.
… I think feminists are too busy picking first world fights while under their noses, within their own country, things like this are happening.