Two feminist protesters from pro-women rights group Femen stormed the stage of a Paris Muslim conference discussing women’s roles in Islam over the weekend, creating an uncomfortable situation for the speakers.
The two feminist protesters stormed the stage as the two Imam speakers looked on with obvious disdain. They turned and moved off the stage, which only allowed the women to take control of the microphone, before security and several other men jumped on stage to restrain the women.
The two unidentified women featured slogans written across their chests which roughly translate to: “I am my own prophet” and “Nobody submits me”.
Inna Shevchenka, who is a spokesperson for the Unkranian-based feminist group Femen, claims the Imams were discussing and promoting the beating of their wives, as well as women in general.
— inna shevchenko (@femeninna) September 13, 2015
Although many copies of the video of this protest have been removed from YouTube, there is currently an uncensored copy from RT that can be viewed here: Topless FEMEN disrupt Muslim conference in France, get kicked.
As the two women were grabbed by security and pushed off stage, the video appears to show a man in a white t-shirt and grey pants kicking one of the women as she fell to the floor, likely enraged by such a liberating display from a woman. The kicking takes place at approximately the 23 second mark of the video, and viewers can clearly see the man in the white shirt pulling his leg back and thrusting it into what appears to be the woman who fell onto the stage while being escorted out of the building.
Although the act of protest was short lived before security grabbed the women and pushed them off the stage, it represents a drastic awakening on the part of some feminists groups, who have largely remained silent on the treatment of women in Islamic countries. Even the staunchest of liberals avoid criticizing the lack of rights that women have under Islamic law, such as not being able to drive, own a passport or possess a bank account in their names, unless a male gives them permission first. Muslims have largely been protected from these types of feminist protests in Europe, as the media and politicians would promptly brand anyone bigoted or racist for speaking against their system of government.
However, this protest marks a rare instance where feminists focused their protests against a belief system that has largely remained restrictive of women’s rights in the modern world, yet this fact is rarely focused on by the loudest voices in women’s rights movements, as they appear to prefer wearing pink hats and raging against President Trump for some sort of perceived slights.
As for those who attended this conference in Paris, welcome to liberal Western civilization.