This picture is not taken in Iran, but in Abant – a popular mountain lake resort in a couple of hours distance from Istanbul. Since AKP, Turkey’s ruling party with islamic roots, took over, the number of veiled women has been snowballing not only in the countryside, but also in westernized big cities like Istanbul and Ankara. This is not a coincidence as AKP and its supporters are carrying out a ferocious campaign to cover Turkish women in headscarves, veils, and burkas in an effort to further islamicise the society. Employees of the government and local municipalities won’t get promoted if their wifes are not covered… Businessmen whose wifes don’t wear a hearscarf won’t get a government contract… Covered women pressure their uncovered neighbors to put on a headscarf… In some small towns, it is impossible for some women and girls to go out in the street without wearing a headscarf. Turkish press recently reported attacks on women not wearing headscarves by extremist islamic men.
AKP’s full-fledged plan to imprison Turkish women in their homes as preached by islam and its holy book, and return the Turkish society to medieval times is under way. While this islamic revolution is boiling at grassroots level, a courageous state prosecutor is stepping up and bringing charges against islamofascist AKP, which is using democracy and the European Union application process as a cover to abolish the secular republic and establish an autocratic khalifate in Turkey – just like Osama bin Laden would like. And while all this is happening, European Union officials, from Jose Manuel Barrosso, EU Commission President, to Olli Rehn, Commission member responsible for enlargement, and Joost Lagendijk, chair of the Joint Parliamentary Committee with Turkey, have not said a word to denounce the suppression of women and the surreptitious attack on secular society in Turkey. On the contrary, they have the balls to criticize the ongoing legal case against the Turkish hybrid of Hamas and Taliban in blatant disrespect of independent judiciary and to the applause of jihadists worldwide.
EU officials have an accomplice in patting the back of islamic extremists in Turkey: Western media outlets such as the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times have not only proved staunch supporters of AKP in spite of its radical islamic domestic policies, but their support has even bordered on propaganda on behalf of AKP. This shows that they are either extremely ignorant about Turkey, or just want islamic terrorists to take over Turkey and beat down on Turkish women.
So, when you read a righteous-sounding article on women’s rights and emancipation in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, or Financial Times, remember that these newspapers are asslickers to a bunch of thugs who want to veil up Turkish women, confine them among four walls of their homes, and take away all their rights. This is a blatant hypocrisy which is trumpeted as objective journalism to the unknowing readership of the Western world.
Regarding Erdogan’s outrageous statements on women’s rights, see our related post.