On November 24, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan invited wrath from western Feminist groups once again. Addressing an international Women and Justice Summit in Istanbul, Erdogan slammed western concept of Feminism which is nothing but an insult to women’s dignity and motherhood.
“You cannot bring women and men into equal positions; that is against nature because their nature is different. For example, in work life, you cannot impose the same conditions on a pregnant woman as a man,” said Erdogan.
“Our religion has defined a position for women in society: Motherhood. Some people can understand this, while others can’t. You cannot explain this to feminists because they don’t accept the concept of motherhood,” he said.
Erdogan quoted the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) as saying: “Paradise lies under the feet of ones’ mother,” and also gave a personal anecdote: “I kissed my mother’s feet because they smelled of paradise. She would glance coyly and cry sometimes. Motherhood is something else.” In 2008, he said that in western culture just one day as Mothers’ Day, which is an insult to mothers. A true Muslim kisses the feet of his mother each day as Paradise is next to the mother’s feet. That’s how we approach them. (BTW: The Prophet (pbuh) statement is symbolic. It emphasize the great importance of loving, obeying and taking care of one’s mother in the family. According to Islamic Shari’ah, a command by either of parents must be obeyed as long as it doesn’t go against the teachings of Holy Qur’an and the Prophetic sayings).
In the past, Erdogan, as country’s prime minister and Mayor of Istanbul, had criticized practice of abortion, which he called “murder”. Last year, he urged Turkish wives to have at least three kids.
Erdogan’s speech provided the Zionist and secularist media a new “smoking gun” to bash Erdogan and those “uncivilized Muslims”, who force their women into hijab slavery.
“I speak as a woman who just happens to come from the Islamic faith, and for me the hijab is political, feminist and empowering. This dimension is increasingly important for many women who choose to wear it; it’s a shame it is understood by so few,” says Nadiya Takolia, UK Guardian, May 28, 2012.
Women status in Islam vs Judo-Christianity can be summarize as – While Bible project a woman born in sin, Holy Qur’an says both male and female children are born pure. Woman is so despised in Christianity that priests and popes are not allowed to marry (though they have been found sexually abusing youth and Nuns). Judaism doesn’t give wife the right to divorce her husband while Holy Qur’an awards woman the right to marry or divorce of her own choice. Women in Judaism and Christianity are not entitled for inheritance while Holy Qur’an commands inheritance for widows and daughters. Bible forbids women to receive religious education while Islam more emphsizes on women education. Under Judo-Christian law, a women cannot stand witness without the consent of her father or husband while in Islam, a woman is allowed to be a witness with the exception of a few jurisdictions. A Judo-Christian woman involved in adultry is commanded to be put to death, even by burning her alive (Leviticus 21:9 and Genesis 38:24). A Jewish wife is not allowed to help her husband in distress (Deut. 25:11-12 and 23:1). If a woman gave birt to a daughter, she becomes impure (Leviticus 12:2 and 12:5, Psalms 51:3-5), and so on.
In case you don’t know, Israel has the reputation of being the most “liberal” place where women and gays have equal rights – except that Jewish women are only discriminated at eight places.
Jewish Ms. magazine in its Spring 1972 issue boasted the major role played by Jewish women in the Feminist Revolution.