RAWA was and remains isolated and ignored in our feminist West. This is obviously because the women of RAWA – these incredible women who have fought against tyranny since the Soviet invasion, until today under the US puppet regimes, have never backed down and never flinched from speaking against the hubris and vile delusions of Western imperialism. And so it continues, their quiet, determined and courageous acts of dissent and criticism, despite the silence, abandonment and disdain offered to them from Western feminist organisations and people. Heela will never see the better side of a White House visit, or be invited into the million-dollar homes of fashion-feminists, or even be a poster child for a ‘serious’ humanitarian NGO, because of words like these:
“Treatment of women in Afghanistan would put even cannibals to shame”, some whispered in the audience. She spoke out about women in Afghanistan crushed by several demonic forces including the US and its allies, Jihadists, Taliban, and now the ISIS.
Coming down heavily on America she contended, “The US used women’s rights as an excuse to invade my country Afghanistan and continues to kill innocent women and children and conduct their terrifying drone attacks and chilling night raids in all parts of Afghanistan. The biggest crime the US has committed is the installation of fundamentalists in a puppet government.”
Without a blink, she pointed to the alleged black sheep in the government made with US support “Afghanistan’s National Unity Government is headed by long-time CIA mercenaries- Ashraf Ghani (current President of Afghanistan) and Abdullah Abdullah (CE of Afghanistan), after US Secretary of state John Kerry brokered a deal.” And added “Abdullah Abdullah is one of the leaders of the most infamous fundamentalist parties of Afghanistan, Shoraye Nizar.”
She further accused “Afghanistan’s current government, Parliament, and judiciary are all occupied at highest positions by criminals, heinous fundamentalists and warlords implicated in grave war crimes, and enjoy unconditional backing of western powers”. “
And so here is to these amazing women, and to never falling prey to the false feminism, the fraudulent ‘gender equality’ campaigns, the misleading concerns for ‘women’s rights’ that the West, its NGOs and its collaborating journalists/photojournalists, so love to stain the world with. I have written about the women of RAWA, and the pathetic way in which Western / American humanists, humanitarians, feminists and liberals simply discarded them once they realised that these women were just not ready to offer empty bromides about American exceptionalism, their gratefulness for the illegal American invasion and occupation of their country, or the veil the massive violence that continues because of the American political and military collusion with some of the more prominent war criminals, criminals, and fundamentalist in the country. I have written about the women of RAWA in a number of earlier posts, including this one where I pointed out:
Now before I am misunderstood (and I realize that few will read this far!) Let me be clear on one point; the suffering of the Afghani woman under the Taliban regime was extreme and hideous. No organization documented and spoke out more against that period and the treatment of women under that regime than the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) which was led by Meena Keshwar Kamal. In 1979, Kamal began a campaign against Soviet forces and the Soviet-supported government of Afghanistan. Her activities and views, as well as her work against the government and religious fundamentalists led to her assassination on February 4, 1987. But the organization lived on and carried on its work to show the horrors of the Taliban regime.
In fact, it was so popular in our propaganda war against the Soviet that RAWA that it was awarded over 16 awards and certificates from around the world for its work for human rights and democracy, some of the awards include The sixth Asian Human Rights Award – 2001, The French Republic’s Liberty, Equality, Fraternity Human Rights Prize, 2000, Emma Humphries Memorial Prize 2001, Glamour Women of the Year 2001, 2001 SAIS-Novartis International Journalism Award from Johns Hopkins University, Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from the U.S. Congress, 2004, Honorary Doctorate from University of Antwerp (Belgium) for outstanding non-academic achievements, as well as many other awards.
But when RAWA started to speak out against the American/NATO presence and the regime, it was sidelined. RAWA is a severe critic of the American/NATO alliance and its cronies in government. It has continued it struggle for Afghani women’s rights and protection and argued that:
The US “War on terrorism” removed the Taliban regime in October 2001, but it has not removed religious fundamentalism which is the main cause of all our miseries. In fact, by reinstalling the warlords in power in Afghanistan, the US administration is replacing one fundamentalist regime with another. The US government and Mr.Karzai mostly rely on Northern Alliance criminal leaders who are as brutal and misogynist as the Taliban.
But you would know this from the magazine, which has made a mockery of any pretense of independence and integrity. It tries to hide that it is the US/NATO that has sunk billions into the country, that controls its government and all civic institutions, and that these crimes against women are taking place under its watch.