Setting Flags on Fire Denouncing the Tunisian Government
A Muslim gentlemen teaching non-violence and tolerance to a protester
Islam preaches many things - it seems to me that Love is one of their guiding principles. Yet, in Tunisia, activist Amina Tyler, has been issued a “death by stoning” sentence for baring her breast as a stand against the oppression that women face daily in Muslim societies across the world.
Yesterday there was a day of protests put on by Femen, a Ukrainian Communist group ( or something like that) - and they mobilized women to protest all across Europe and to form a Topless Jihad to show their support for 19 year old Amina.
This is not the first, nor the last time that I will provide commentary on religion. But come on people, its 2013 and people are still being stoned to death for showing their boobs? Its hard for me to reconcile the fact that so many people are “faith-based” and that billions of people in the world think this is justified punishment. And when I say billions, I am accounting for Muslims, Christian, Jews and any other set of ruling religions that set legal precedent and procedure based on their dated religious notions of self-right.
We can have electric cars, flying planes, women’s suffrage ( in most of the world), yet we cannot have freedom of expression. Its a sad time and space right now.