Here are photos by Amir Normandi, who says:
There is no justification for the oppression of human beings by other human beings, let alone under the name of god.
Human wisdom and passion has excelled to a level to create laws in protection of our environment and its inhabitants. It is unconscionable to accept the extreme gender inequality, which in many areas reaches the extent of gender apartheid, to be tolerated as traditional norms of life.
As my sisters and their daughters demanded in their courageous gathering outside the Tehran University’s main gate on March 08, 2005; women’s rights IS human rights, women’s freedom is equality for everyone.
This multi media presentation is dedicated to the women of Iran, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Jordan, Egypt, and is a tribute to Iranian/Canadian photographer Zahra ZIBA Kazemi and Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh who lost their lives in defense of human rights.
Harper College in Illinois has expressed their pro-apartheid views by silencing Ms. Amir’s voice. They took down her exhibit at the request of Muslim students:
An art exhibit that included photographs of nude Muslim women wearing only a head covering was taken down Thursday afternoon just hours after opening for public viewing at Harper College in Palatine.
Muslim students at the college protested to officials about the pieces on display in Building C. Several students say the pieces — some showing young Muslim men with machine guns — were downright offensive.
“I think they should rip this down,” student Matt George said.
Another student, Hussein Ali, says a number of Muslim students at Harper now are thinking about leaving. “The Muslim students are thinking about boycotting Harper because of this,” said Ali, 23, of Schaumburg.
Why are colleges willing to show anti-Christian and anti-Capitalist art while crumpling into a jellylike mass when confronted by mild Muslim protest?
Do we really have to ask?