“When the Imam farts, the flock shits”

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After Özgecan I’m gobsmacked.

This young woman’s murder is just a symbol, a detonator, the drop that overfills the cup. And the cup is an ocean.

Özgecan is not the first nor is she the last, alas, who will be assassinated. So many other women, our daughters, our sisters, our mothers, suffer from or will be subjected to violence and you will not see them in the media. Brains formatted by and for a man’s society so often need refreshing.

This calls for a real spring cleaning, all windows open to air out, air out… To sweep the dirt, vacuum the dust, remove the cobwebs covering the ceiling, wash the floors and walls with vigorous strokes from a soapy mop. It takes a lot of energy and willpower, especially to counter those who enter with dirty shoes, tracking their muddy paws everywhere and transforming life into a dark and dirty place…

I have neither the strength nor the heart for a long speech. This pretty Turkish proverb my mother taught me speaks volumes : “When the Imam farts, the flock shits ».

You over there, you have your DSK (Dominique Strauss-Kahn), we have our swollen heads over here.

Here is proof press that press clippings can turn into remarkable collections.

“I don’t believe in the equality of women and men.”

Tayyip Erdoğan
President of the Republic
At a meeting with women’s associations

“I consider abortion to be murder.”

Tayyip Erdoğan
President of the Republic
concerning discussions on voluntary interruption of pregnancy

“The ones who are raped must give birth. The State will see to the child’s needs.”

Recep Akdağ
Minister (AKP)
concerning discussions on voluntary interruption of pregnancy

“The rapist is more innocent that the rape victim who aborts.”

Ayhan Sefer Üstün
AKP Assembly Member
President of the Human Rights Commission
source

“Even if a rape is involved, one must not abort. Bosniac women were raped and they gave birth.”

Ayhan Sefer Üstün
AKP Assembly Member
President of the Human Rights Commission
source

“If a woman is moral she won’t have to abort”

I. Melih Gökçek

Mayor of Ankara (AKP)
source

“Why should a child die because the mother was raped ? It’s the mother who should die.”

I. Melih Gökçek
Mayor of Ankara (AKP)
source

“They should have controlled their daughter.”

Celalettin Cerrah
Police Chief of Istanbul
Concerning the murder of Münevver Karabulut,
an 18-year old student killed and dismembered by her boyfriend.

“The media exaggerate, their perception is selective on topics of violence against women…”

Fatma Şahin
Minister (AKP)
source

“You don’t have enough work at home ?”

Veysel Eroğlu

Minister (AKP)
to a woman asking for help in finding work

“They exaggerate when they talk about violence against women.”

Tayyip Erdoğan
President of the Republic
concerning the rise in murdered women

“Unemployment rises because women seek work.”

Mehmet Şimşek

Minister (AKP)
source

“When girls study, men can’t find marriageable women anymore.”

Erhan Ekmekçi

Member of the General Council (AKP)
source

“Pregnant women should not stroll out in the street, it’s shameful. If they want to go out, they can ride in their husband’s car.”

Ömer Tuğrul İnançer

“Islamic thinker”, lawyer
his speech

“Women are not men’s equals by their nature. Feminists don’t understand motherhood.”

Tayyip Erdoğan
President of the Republic
his speech 

“Motherhood should be a woman’s only career.”

Mehmet Müezzinoğlu

Minister of Health (AKP)
source

“The woman who works destroys her home.”

Ömer Tuğrul Inançer

“Islamic thinker”, lawyer
source

“A woman who shows cleavage gets raped.”

Orhan Çeker

Professor of Theology
source

“It is possible to marry a six-year old child.”

Nureddin Yıldız

President and founder of the “Dosyal Doku” Foundation
source

“The Turkish woman is her home’s ornament.”

Vecdi Gönül

Minister (AKP)
source

“There can be no rape if the woman doesn’t agree.”

Ahmet Çakar

Soccer commentator
source

“A woman must be moral, and must not laugh out loud in public.”

Bülent Arınç
Deputy Prime Minister (AKP)
source

“It’s not the Erasmus project it’s the Orgasmus project !”

Yusuf Kaplan

journalist at Yeni Şafak
On his own blog

“Don’t come yelling when your turn comes to get assaulted by the sex maniacs produced by the secular system.”

Nihat Doğan
Singer
source

“Madame, shut up, as a woman, shut up !”*

Bülent Arınç
Deputy, Prime Minister
at the National Assembly, while adressing an elected member of the Assembly

*I insist on specifying that the information concerning Bülent Arınç was published in the French press but with a polite and approximate translation, go figure out why… : « Madame, keep quiet » has nothing to do with the brutality and contempt of the original in which he uses the familiar form of adress and clearly says : « you’re a woman so shut your trap ! »

You’re still there ?
Good.
So here’s a little bonus for the road…

“We politicians are responsible for the murders committed in our country.”

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

President of the Republic
In an appeal addressed to Obama concerning three Muslim students killed in the United States…

Translation by Renée Lucie Bourges
iknowiknowiknowblog.wordpress.com
French version >“Quand l’Imam pète, les ouailles chient”


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