Hodjanernes Blog

25 oktober 2010

Eliternes neo-kolonialisme

Fadéla Amara, a French official, perceives this as a consequence of cultural relativism — Westerners declining to denounce not only polygamy and the niqab, but even “forced marriages or female genital mutilation, because, they say, it’s tradition.” Such condescension, she adds, is “nothing more than neo-colonialism.”

Psychologist Phyllis Chesler recently cited a particularly blatant example of this double standard: Fred Gottheil, a professor of economics at the University of Illinois, tracked down 675 academics who had signed a statement-petition calling for a boycott of Israel as an “apartheid regime.” He asked them also to sign a statement-petition opposing the abuse of women in the Middle East, including “honor-killing, wife-beating, female genital mutilation,” as well as the systematic “discrimination against women, gays and lesbians in the Middle East.” The result of this experiment: Ninety-five percent of those who signed the petition censuring Israel “did not sign a statement concerning discrimination against women and gays and lesbians in the Middle East.”

I know from experience that, in response to an article like this, I will be attacked from many corners of the blogosphere. So I’ll be as clear as I can: It is bigotry to assume the worst about someone because he or she is a Muslim. But is it not equally odious to draw a veil over our ability to acknowledge those Islamic practices that are inimical to such Western values as equality and free speech, and to seek to shame those who dare criticize or even raise questions? We should not meekly accept that, as Bernard Lewis, the great scholar of the Middle East, has observed,

“Islam enjoys an immunity from critical examination that Christendom has lost and Judaism never had.”

9 november 2009

Den norske universitetsverden inficeret af antisemitisk virus

NTNUs styre skal torsdag behandle et forslag om akademisk boikott av Israel.

Forskningsminister Tora Aasland gjør det klart at universitetet i Trondheim bryter lovfestede prinsipper dersom boikotten vedtas.

17 november 2008

Østrigske akademikere stiller krav til muslimer

The Vienna Association of Academics demands the following from Muslims in Austria:

(Note: This is the first time these demands have been made public)

We demand the following:

1. Full disclosure of religious foundations, as required in the law on religion. A certified translation of the Qur’an and the Ahadith are to be deposited (in the Ministry of Interior).
2. All fatwas from imams preaching in Austria are to be translated into German and deposited in the Ministry of Interior.
3. Public Service: All Muslims entering public service must dissociate — in writing — from Koranic verses prohibiting subordination to the instructions of “infidel” officials and judgments from “infidel” judges.
4. School: Teachers, including Islamic religious instructors, must dissociate from those Koranic verses that propagate the disadvantage of women, corporal punishment and violence against members of other religions (and atheists and non-theists).
5. Friday prayers and Quran as well as in schools must be held in German.
6. Ban on covering faces: Total ban of burqa and chador in public.
7. Mosques I: Adjustments to the building regulations so that the preservation of the Austrian Cultural heritage is guaranteed (no dome and minarets).
8. Mosques II: Prayer houses and rooms are often misused and thus viewed as conducive to setting up cells of Islamic parallel society. Mosque-affiliated businesses, restaurants, commercial areas are — unless correctly legally established — to close immediately.
9. Criteria for the awarding of citizenship: Knowledge about the Christian-humanist foundations of our social order is to be tested authoritatively.
10. Asylum applications: There must be a demand for the applicant’s commitment to our Christian-humanist values.
11. Forcing the headscarf for children is to considered an act of violence on the part of the legal guardian and must be treated as child abuse.
12. Animal Cruelty: Ban on trade in and the sale of meat slaughtered according to Islamic rites.
13. Polygamy: As prescribed by law to religious groups in Austria, a ban on marriages in mosques without prior civil wedding must be enforced.
14. Immediate cessation of all public measures designed to encourage refusal of integration (separate cemeteries, special treatments in hospitals, offer of social services in the languages of the countries of origin of migrants, etc.).
15. Call on the Islamic Faith Community to focus efforts on enforcing building permits for Christian Church in Islamic states.

Let us wait and see whether and how the Faith Community will react to these demands. It is time to act on those demands.

13 maj 2008

Trods mange fine titler

Er det ikke sikkert man har forstået ret meget:

Man fristes til at sammenfatte vores nationale ubehag ved de muslimske indvandrere med et nyt og mere tidssvarende slogan: ‘De vil jo ikke engang have vores pik, vores arbejde eller vores pølser.’ Hvad bilder de sig ind at komme her og ikke bekræfte vores begær ved at stræbe efter de samme objekter som os?

Af Ole Bjerg, cand.scient.soc, PhD, postdoc, Institut for Folkesundhedsvidenskab, Københavns Universitet i Information

Tip: TB

9 januar 2008

Er det ikke kun underpriviligerede muslimske indvandrere der bliver terrorister?

When he was stopped at Heathrow, dentist Sohail Qureshi claimed he was flying to Pakistan to celebrate the Muslim festival of Eid with his family.

The haul of weapons, cash and terror handbooks he was carrying however told a much more sinister story.

An Islamic extremist, the 30-year-old was in fact on his way to fight for the Taliban against British troops.

Mere på ThisIsLondon

Hvor var det egentlig, vi hørte en historie om nogen, der også bare skulle til familiefest i Pakistan?

Limewoody

3 januar 2008

Muslimsk forfatter indrømmer islams slavehandel som mindst lige så stor som den europæiske

Den muslimske forfatter og antropolog Malek Chebel beskriver i en ny bog L’esclavage en terre d’islam (Fayard, septembre 2007, 496 pages, 24€) den muslimske verdens slaveri.

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Men det eneste nye der er i den sag, er at en muslim nu skriver en bog om det, som vestlige forfattere har skrevet adskillige bøger om. Han skriver blandt andet om, at slaveriet er udbredt i den muslimske verden – den dag idag.

Men den må da gerne blive oversat – snarest muligt.

De modige magistre

Dagens klumme: Nikolaj Gammeltoft skriver om akademikere, der vil have lande som Kina, Rusland og Saudiarabien til at bedømme, om der er forskningsfrihed i Danmark.

Senest har Dansk Magisterforening, ført an af formand Ingrid Stage, taget det betydningsfulde skridt at klage over forholdene på universiteterne til selveste UNESCO, som er FN’s organisation for uddannelse, kultur, kommunikation og videnskab. Ifølge Dansk Magisterforening lever Danmark nemlig ikke op til UNESCO’s anbefalinger om friheder og rettigheder for universitetsansatte. Det skulle en undersøgelse fra det kendte engelske universitet, University of Lincoln, have dokumenteret.

I UNESCO vil magistrenes klage i øvrigt sandsynligvis blive behandlet af organisationens styrelsesråd, der har en komite, som overvåger medlemsstaternes implementering af UNESCO’s konventioner og anbefalinger, inklusiv det væsentlige UNESCO-dokument om friheder og rettigheder for universitetsansatte, som Danmark ikke skulle leve op til.

Denne overvågningskomite består af 30 medlemslande, herunder Algeriet, Cuba, Kina, Rusland, Saudi-Arabien, Serbien, Tanzania og Ægypten. Alle sammen lande, der jo er kendte for deres udbredte forskningsfrihed, kamp for frie universiteter og ikke mindst deres indsats for retten til gruppeeksamen selvfølgelig. Så her kan vi altså trygt regne med, at de dystre danske forhold vil blive mødt med skarp kritik, og hvor skal det gøre godt at høre den saudi-arabiske repræsentant sætte Helge Sander på plads og forklare, hvordan rigtigt frie universiteter skal indrettes …

Læs det hele på 180Grader

Hvorfor rejser de ikke bare ud til de lande, de åbenbart sætter så højt? Gammeltoft kunne efter min mening iøvrigt fint bruges som Groft Sagt skribent 😀

6 november 2007

Filosofiske pølsemænd (-kvinder)

Filed under: Danmark, Filosofi, Jura, Medier DR m.fl., Undervisningssystemet — Tags: — Hodja @ 08:56

DRP1 Morgen fortalte indigneret her til morgen om en ung kvinde, der har uddannet sig til filosof.

Hun er, efter at have gået arbejdsløs nogle måneder, utilfreds med at være blevet tilbudt arbejde som pølsemand af arbejdsformidlingen.

Det er selvfølgelig utilfredsstillende, at have taget en uddannelse og så ikke kunne bruge den umiddelbart efter studiet. Men den stakkels forkælede pige vidste jo nok godt, da hun begyndte, at filosof-jobs ikke hænger på træerne.

En repræsentant for magisterforeningen kunne næsten ikke få det over sine læber at sige, at pigen er forpligtiget til at tage jobbet.

Hun skulle betragte tilbuddet som en kæmpe chance – tænk at få et job (til hun får et filosof job), hvor hun får mulighed for at tale med et stort udsnit af den danske befolkning fra morgen til aften. Og tænk på mulighederne for pølsemandsbranchen:

En ristet hot-dog med det hele OG filosof.

Lad mig komme hen og få en krasser.

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