What happens when an Australian blogger and a Finnish one go visit Stockholm together? Why they run into this odd gathering of Muslims at a sort of open pit area downtown.
The plan, as I understand it, was to create a sort of festive event to celebrate Fatima, as a mother, apparently because Mothers day was a few days away and they felt the need to somehow, co-opt it or something? I’m not sure. On the one hand, it could actually be a good thing. An attempt by a Muslim group to sort of reach out to the greater (and I mean that in all senses of the word) infidel community in some way.
Also, it is interesting that there is basically no women mentioned in Islam as figures of importance other than as sex-slaves to Mohamed, which he playfully refers to as his ‘wives’. Yet here they are, celebrating a woman as a mother. Are they trying to fit in to the general Swedish community? If so, well, it’s odd as hell but frankly, a step in the right direction. Really, this one has me puzzled at the moment.
Muslims have to dig deep to find a woman to celebrate. Notice they don’t celebrate their own mothers. Notice also there are no muslim males doing this. Wonder how the muslim females deep down feel about how they are being reminded by muslim sons they are not worth it? Muslim males did come out against Valentine’s Day–had to be clear about putting women in their place then.
This reminds of how christianity integrated the pagan winter solstice celebrations into its rituals in the form of christmas, assimilating and ultimately obliterating the meaning of the original. In this embryonic evolution, I see no reason to be optimistic or cheerful.