Grace Michaelson

Women in Burkas


I recently had a debate with someone who I thought was a Christian and a friend. This person said she was offended at women wearing burkas because she felt that the Muslim population of the United States were here to take over the United States and that they were going to use their women and children to bomb us. I cannot tell you how shocked I felt. I truly want to believe that she is one of very few Christians who believe this about Muslim women, but unfortunately there were several people on the Social Network we were on that agreed with her.

I am sure that we have several terrorist burrows who would gladly use men, women, or children to get their way to destroy America. After all extreme Muslims have never been shy about letting people know that that is their goal. Having said that, I still strongly feel that the racists comments made by this women should not be spread far, because not every Muslim person is an extremist. Now, I am not someone who is a fool and is going to be like our politicians are doing and make foolish remarks in order to supposedly pacify the Muslim population here in the United States. But neither do I feel that the average Muslim takes those foolish remarks to heart and accepts them.

This is what I do feel, I feel the average Muslim Women is suffering and brainwashed and she hardly knows it. Let me educate the Christian Populous about the suffering of Muslim Women. Their men are constantly holding them hostage. If one of them gets raped in one of their countries, the rape victim gets tried and put to death, not the rapist. If they are here in America and they are raped, the family will often take care of killing them.

Most often then not, they are forced to marry a very old man when they are a young teen, just after they start ovulating. Their only purpose in life, per Muhammed, is to make children for their husband. Their husband is allowed to marry four times. They are required to hide their whole bodies to any other man. If one of them accidentally shows off their wrist to another man, and their husband chooses to get jealous, he can have her killed.

Americans think it’s just simple to remove their Burkas and defy their husbands and family, but any kind of defying done by a women is usually an instant death sentence. Even here in America. Very rarely are they caught, too, because the family will hide who has done the killing and shield any evidence from investigators.

The culture surrounding a Muslim family is a shame culture. If someone, for instance becomes a Christian, then you shame the whole family. You, at best, will be shunned by your whole family, and at worst, someone will be sent to kill you. In a shame culture you must comply at the upmost to do what the father says to do.

Has there been women and children used to bomb people. Yes. But do we need to relinquish our heart of compassion for these women locked away in this culture of shame and trapped away from freedom just because we’ve read some articles on some website full of sensationalism, or listened to some sensationalistic video? Absolutely not! Jesus said we are to love one another and pray for those who are suffering. We are to have compassion for the hurting. It is the ultimate of selfishness to forget what Christianity is about. What did Jesus do? He was there to reach out to those who needed Him the most. And he loved them. He did not judge them.

With Obama doing all the stuff that he is doing to create fear and division so that he can get his agenda done in the government, I know that it’s easy to lose sight of this. We can’t do that, though. We have to remember why God left us here. What our job is, ultimately, here on Earth. Don’t let Satan blind you because of the fearful things going on here in America. We are here to bring people to Christ. And we don’t do that by spewing hurtful, hateful lies wherever we are.