The individual who posted a number of “Islam is Right About Women” signs around Winchester, Massachusetts is either a Muslim, a frothing misogynist, or one of the cleverest trolls we’ve seen in quite some time. In many ways reminiscent of the placards reading “It’s OK to be white” that 4chan trolls posted on college campuses a year or two ago, the message has people on the left unsure about how to respond. The brilliant thing about these signs – even if unintentionally so – is that it forces the critic to either admit there’s something wrong with Islam or to agree that there’s no problem with the sentiment. Masterful!
“A slew of controversial signs posted across one local town has been drawing more confusion than outrage,” reports Boston 25 News. “In Winchester, signs that read ‘Islam is RIGHT about women’ has residents scratching their heads to figure out exactly what the poster meant by those words. Winchester Police and upset residents spent a good part of their Wednesday afternoon removing signs from several poles across the town.
“While offensive to some, police said that, while it’s technically illegal to post anything on a street sign, it’s a tough law to enforce. Due to freedom of speech and because the signs in question aren’t threatening, police say it’s like posting a sign about a lost cat,” the report continues.
Residents are “scratching their heads” to figure out the meaning! We love it. You can bet that, whatever the response actually in in Winchester, there’s not a single resident actually confused about what this poster means.
“I assume it’s negative,” Dorothy Kruger told the outlet. “That’s not cool, that’s not a cool thing to do.”
Negative why, Dorothy? She doesn’t elaborate.
“I think somebody just wanted this to happen right?” said Stacey Irizarry. “To get some kind of response. The sign itself is confusing it is subject to interpretation.”
Oh? What’s one possible interpretation, Stacey? Anyone?
“What is the intent behind it and what are we trying to prove by putting it on this pole so ambiguously,” said Shakeelur Rahman, a local imam. “There is not a lot of clarity in it. I hope the person was trying to encourage people to look it up maybe or research it.”
Hmm, and what might they find if they did?
Perhaps they would find this verse from the Quran: “Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because Allah has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them.”
Straight out of the feminist playbook, no?
Perhaps they’d enjoy this quote from Muhammad: “If a husband calls his wife to his bed and she refuses and causes him to sleep in anger, the angels will curse her till morning.”
Puts a damper on that whole “marital rape” thing, huh?
Or perhaps they would simply take a glance at countries like Saudi Arabia and Iran, where women are treated like second-class citizens and put to death for minor infractions like showing too much leg below the knee.
Or maybe we’ll just “scratch our heads” in puzzlement and pretend like there’s no conflict between the values liberals claim to hold and their neverending support for Islam. Yeah, that seems like the safest path, let’s do that.