Where’s the Sisterhood? Dem Women Diss Ayaan Hirsi-Ali and Asra Nomani. [VIDEO]

Where’s the Sisterhood? Dem Women Diss Ayaan Hirsi-Ali and Asra Nomani. [VIDEO]

Where’s the Sisterhood? Dem Women Diss Ayaan Hirsi-Ali and Asra Nomani. [VIDEO]

So much for the beloved “sisterhood” that Democratic feminists like to rave about. Their true colors emerged at a Senate hearing last week.

Here’s what happened in DC. Two women of color, both immigrants and activists, both academics, testified before a Senate committee. Sounds like just the type of women Democrats love to trot out, right? Nope. Not only was their testimony in the nearly two-hour hearing limited to 15 minutes, these women were ignored by female Democrats.

Who were the two women? They were Ayaan Hirsi-Ali and Asra Nomani. Hirsi-Ali grew up in a strict Muslim family in Somalia and later fled to the Netherlands. Nomani was born in India and raised in the United States, but also in a strict Muslim family. However, both women became prominent academics, and are now vocal activists who oppose the degradation of women by radical Islamism.

Ayaan Hirsi-Ali and Asra Nomani. Credit: nytimes.com

So you’d think that feminist-leaning Democratic women would be eager to hear their testimony, right? After all, aren’t liberal women concerned about things like rape culture and the demeaning of women? Well, you’d think. Instead, female Senators Kamala Harris, Heidi Heitkamp, Maggie Hassan, and Claire McCaskill brushed off Hirsi-Ali and Nomani. McCaskill even expressed her contempt of the need for such a hearing, sneering, “Anyone who twists or distorts religion to a place of evil is an exception to the rule. We should not focus on religion.” She began to lecture Hirsi-Ali and Nomani about “freedom of religion.”

Claire McCaskill.

Well, that’s rich, coming from someone who backed Obamacare and its attacks on the Little Sisters of the Poor.

Hirsi-Ali responded:

“The part [of Islam] that is a political doctrine consists of a worldview, a system of laws, and a moral code that is totally incompatible with our constitution, our laws, and our way of life.”

Nomani added:

“The ideology of Islamism contradicts the constitutional values of this country. The elements of Islamism are very clear.”

No matter. In essence the Democratic female senators put their fingers in their ears and sang, “La-la-la.”

Asra Nomani expressed her dismay in an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News.

As a result of such insulting treatment, Asra Nomani and Ayaan Hirsi-Ali responded in a New York Times opinion piece published on Thursday. They wrote, in part:

“Just as we are invisible to the mullahs at the mosque, we were invisible to the Democratic women in the Senate. . . .”

“That’s because in the rubric of identity politics, our status as women of color is canceled out by our ideas, which are labeled “conservative” — as if opposition to violent jihad, sex slavery, genital mutilation or child marriage were a matter of left or right. This not only silences us, it also puts beyond the pale of liberalism a basic concern for human rights and the individual rights of women abused in the name of Islam.”

So let’s check the identity boxes, shall we? Are Nomani and Hirsi-Ali members of ethnic minorities? Check. Are they immigrants? Check again. Are they women? Yep. Are either of them Christian? Nope.

Do they have ideas that might be seen as conservative? In that case, they’re the wrong kind of women. La-la-la, we can’t hear you.

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

4 Comments
  • Scott says:

    Dissension will not be tolerated!! So let it be written so let it be done! So says the leftist machine.

  • parker says:

    The left thinks it can control the army of islam, and use it to achieve their goals. Fools. Islam will just eat them last.

  • Kevin R says:

    Actually the female liberal Dems hypocritical behavior was completely consistent with their historical behavior of a lot of women.
    Examples: Schaff, Lewinsky, many persecuted Christian women, etc.
    Thanks for the post.

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