Saudi woman Rahaf al-Qunun renounced Islam and fled for her life to Thailand. She was trapped in Bangkok, Thailand with forces trying to abduct her and force her to fly back to Saudi Arabiaץ Thereת she would have most probably been given the death sentence. Canada ended up granting her refugee status and thereby saved her life.
Woman have no freedom in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabian law includes “guardianship.” That means that woman have no freedom whatsoever. They must ask for permission to leave the home and only can leave with a guardian by their side. Yet feminists in the West are silent about the horrible status of women in Saudi Arabia and many Muslim countries.
Any Muslim, male or female, who renounces Islam is automatically given a death sentence according to Islam. In many instances, those who renounce Islam are murdered by their fellow family members. It is a matter of “honor,” or really dishonor.
Rahaf al-Qunun was scared of certain death if she would have been returned to Saudi Arabia. Her life was literally saved by Canada who granted her refugee status.
While Canada definitely should be given credit for saving Rahaf’s life, it is still unfortunate that Canada also continues to allow many Muslims into Canada. These Muslims themselves also believe in the right to give a death penalty to any fellow Muslim that renounces Islam.
Where are the “Progressives”?
With all the virtue signaling today about equal rights, women’s rights, the women’s march etc. the “progressive” community is utterly silent when it comes to the discrimination of women in Islam, Islamic communities and Islamic countries.
To make matters worse, it is the “progressives” who are the ones that say that Islam is a religion of peace!
“Progressives” today who speak like this, and are silent about the horrible plight of millions of women in Muslim societies, are not liberals. They are anti-liberal!
Amazing: “This is Rahaf al-Qunun, a very brave new Canadian,” says FM Chrystia Freeland, welcoming Saudi woman who barricaded herself in Thai hotel room in desperate bid to flee abuse—and death for renouncing Islam—capping a tumultuous and uncertain journey towards safety. pic.twitter.com/zK8gmfeO2D
— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) January 12, 2019
Human rights activist @ConfessionsExMu says coming from a strict Muslim family and leaving Islam is hard enough in a secular country like Canada – let alone for 18-year-old in Saudi Arabia pic.twitter.com/vEe164O1Mq
— News Breakfast (@BreakfastNews) January 12, 2019
“Rahaf al-Qunun-mark my words,is going to start a revolution in Saudi Arabia.Go on social media now & watch accounts of so many young Saudis saying,“Rahaf,you’ve shown us,that we can do this! Rahaf, you have shown us,that we deserve to be free”
— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) January 8, 2019