‘Today’s true feminists’

According to one Cinnamon Stillwell, “the real radical women in the world go largely unremarked by the feminist movement. Today’s true heroines are those who do battle with the gender apartheid, violence and oppression practiced against women in the Muslim world” … and, in addition, preferably act as uncritical cheerleaders for the Israeli state.

Stillwell claims that “The oppression of women in Muslim culture and the threat it poses to women’s rights all over the world is clearly the next frontier for the feminist movement”. And who are the heroines of this new movement? As you might predict, they include Wafa Sultan, Brigitte Gabriel, Nonie Darwish, Irshad Manji, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Oriana Fallaci and Phyllis Chesler.

San Francisco Chronicle, 22 March 2006

Another example of how a progressive cause can be harnessed to an Islamophobic agenda.