By Raymond Ibrahim, April 14, 2015:
Here again we see why Western “elites,” including the highest echelons of the U.S. military, are clueless and incapable of acknowledging — much less responding to — Islam:
Modern sexism is rooted in the Bible, U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, according to a Pentagon-approved seminar.
In a presentation prepared by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), a Department of Defense joint services school based in Florida, the Bible, U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, along with Great Man theory, are to blame for “historical influences that allow sexism to continue,” The Daily Caller reported.
“Quotes from the Bible can be misinterpreted as having a sexist influence when brought out of context and not fully understood,” the course says. “In 1776, ‘We the people…’ only included white men: Slaves and women were not included until later in history.”
The course also cites the Declaration of Independence as a historical cause of sexism for referring to only “all men” being created equal.
“While there is no DoD Policy that requires persons to take these online courses,” the spokesman told The Daily Caller, 2,075 Department of Defense personnel have taken the “Sexism” course since 2011.
Meanwhile, to even hint that Islam’s core texts promote sexism — if not downright misogny — can get one fired. Yet the Koran declares that women are inferior to men, that men have authority over them and are permitted to beat them, that polygamy is permissible — each man can have four wives — that females only inherit half of males’ inheritance, that female testimony in an Islamic court of law is equivalent to half a man’s.
And every day, in every Muslim country, every woman experiences these very real, “non-abstract” distinctions.
Islamic prophet Muhammad himself likened females to dogs and other animals — “for all are ridden” — and said that women are deficient in intelligence and make up the majority of hell’s denizens.
Yet, it’s the Bible, U.S. Constitution, and Declaration of Independence that women need fear, says the Pentagon.