By Enza Ferreri, guest contributor
If you’ve ever had the great fortune of seeing the entrance to a mosque, you’ll have noticed that there are two doors: one, the main, huge, is for men, another, small and lateral, for women (as in the picture above of the East London Mosque).
Apparently we need “right-wing groups” now in England to protest sexism, because the Left totally condones it.
The recently-formed England National Resistance (ENR) felt outraged that the North West Kent Muslim Association’s mosque in Crayford High Street has separate entrances for men and women.
Particularly offensive is the fact that this was once a church, now converted into a mosque. Our society, dominated by atheist and Leftist “progressive” ideologies, is certainly making big strides in its advancement from Christianity to Islam, which this Crayford church-turned-mosque well symbolizes.
And everybody knows, or at least our comrades do, that Islam is more progressive than the religion on which the Western civilization was built (Christianity, for those who may not know).
Having separate entrances for men and women, the former much larger and central to represent the higher standing and greater power that Islam gives to the males of the species, is a good way to walk into the 21st century by harking back to the 7th-century cult of Mohammed.
Here are a few examples of how advanced and enlightened Islam is regarding the equality between sexes, which is why it is defended and supported by all good comrades:
“and the men are a degree above them [women]”. Qur’an (2:228)
“Your wives are as a tilth unto you; so approach your tilth when or how ye will…” Qur’an (2:223)
“And call to witness, from among your men, two witnesses. And if two men be not found then a man and two women.” Qur’an (2:282) In court, the evidence given by a man witness is worth that of two women.
“The male shall have the equal of the portion of two females” in children’s inheritance. Qur’an (4:11)
“O Prophet! We have made lawful to thee thy wives to whom thou hast paid their dowers; and those whom thy right hand possesses out of the prisoners of war whom Allah has assigned to thee”. Qur’an (33:50) Women are sanctified by Islam to be kept as sex slaves (“those whom thy right hand possesses”).
These quotes from the Qur’an are by no means exhaustive of the plethora of recommendations from Allah on how to keep women in a condition of inferiority. But they can be a good introduction.
Let’s go back to those reactionaries and retrograde Nehanderthals (they must be, otherwise they would not be “far-right”, and if they were not “far-right” they would not be reactionary: perfect Leftist logic, you must agree) of the ENR.
Referring to the mosque in Kent with its separate entrances they said: “To find that fundamental medieval attitude on the streets of Crayford in an ex-Christian church, we were appalled.”
This comment followed complaints on Facebook about the “sexist signs” and the Muslims praying in the street outside the mosque.
So the ENR’s national organiser, Paul Golding, and another member asked the mosque’s imam to remove what the group describes as “sexist and offensive signs” and to cover the Christian cross on the front of the building. According to Golding, the imam agreed to cover the cross but refused to remove the signs.
The ENR, therefore, has started a campaign against the Crayford mosque, which should have included a protest march of 50-100 people through Crayford town centre on Saturday 18 May. The march was cancelled, but the sustained campaign, by leafleting the whole area and staging a series of smaller demonstrations outside the mosque’s front door, continues until the place takes down the signs and halts any further segregation of women.
Paul Golding is quite an active chap. As chairman of another organization, Britain First, he has posted on YouTube a video (that you can see above the article) in which he gives London’s Metropolitan Police time until the now-expired deadline of 29 May to arrest radical Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary, the leader of Al-Muhajiroun, the banned group which one in five terrorists convicted in Britain over more than a decade were either members of or linked to – including the two jihadists who beheaded British soldier Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich, East London -, and vows to arrest Choudary himself if the Met Police don’t.
Enza Ferreri is an Italian-born, London-based Philosophy graduate, author and journalist. She has been a London correspondent for several Italian magazines and newspapers, including Panorama, L’Espresso, La Repubblica.She blogs at www.enzaferreri.blogspot.co.uk.