World leaders are talking about Muslim women again. First, it was Barak Obama, and now it's Mu'ammar Al Qadhafi.
Let's begin with Al Qadhafi. On his historic visit to Italy, the Libyan leader asked that 700 Italian women, leaders in the economic, cultural, and political fields, be assembled to hear his speech. They did. During his speech, he told them that Arab women have no rights, that they are treated like pieces of furniture, and the situation is so terrible there is a need for a revolution.
I appreciate the fact that Al Qadhafi wants to champion Arab women's rights. But how is dissing Arab women in front of a crowd of accomplished Italian women help further the cause? Read More.