In an interview, the pioneer of emancipation and women’s rights, Alice Schwarzer, described Islamism as a “fascist ideology”.
It preaches misogyny, Jew-hatred and the anti-democratic Sharia. The ideology demands the full covering of women which does not belong in a democracy. She calls on left-wing critics of Islamism to have more courage to allow themselves to be called “Islamophobic” by self-proclaimed anti-racists. She herself is part of the left, she says.
The interview was conducted on the occasion of the upcoming vote in Switzerland for a referendum to ban the veil at the constitutional level. It is depressing that millions of women in the so-called Islamic theocracy are forced to wear the veil, which the Koran itself does not call for.
She sees a “triumph of the Islamists” who justify the compulsory veiling by saying that a woman’s hair and body are “sin”, which would attract other men. She calls the statement of women wearing the nikab that this covering protects them from men’s eyes a “strange view of men”.
The call for veiling comes remarkably often from female converts who are married to men from the respective countries, often in polygamous marriages.The demand for veiling comes conspicuously often from female converts who are married to men from relevant countries, often in polygamous marriages.Behind this, according to Schwarzer, are husbands and associations who wish to implement Sharia law. As an example, she mentions the Franco-Algerian Rachid Nekkaz, who pays the fines in France for violations of the burqa ban.
Such incitements made a mockery of the rule of law. In Nekkaz’s case, it was clearly politically motivated; he had ambitions for the presidency in Algeria. The veiling of women was the symbol of political Islam. Schwarzer therefore asked: “Do we want this, after 200 years of enlightenment and 50 years of struggle for equality”.
In Iran, there are women who post selfies on Instagram without headscarves, which is a death-defying act of freedom – these women must be supported! Women who wear burqas or nikabs have no rights and thus confirm the Sharia, in which they are considered legally incompetent.
Regarding the left’s accusation that she is a “right-wing feminist”, Schwarzer says: it is a trick of the Islamists to infiltrate the left. They defame any criticism of political Islam, as alleged criticism of Islam, their faith. There are many professors – from the Sorbonne to the Free University of Berlin – who have become silenced under the terror of this ideology.
Schwarzer denies that the Swiss burqa ballot is targeted at Islam and thus at all Muslims. It is helpful for the majority of non-fundamentalists to protect themselves from these fanatics. The first victims of these Islamists are ordinary Muslims. Schwarzer is less critical of the headscarf. Those who want to should wear it. Burqas – no! The Corona mask already shows how harmful it is to human communication.