Empowering Women & Protecting Children
ACT! For America strives to empower women and to help stop the primitive and uncivilized practices of female genital mutilation and "honor killings". As an international chapter of ACT! For America, we embrace their work and stand with their policies"
Even now in the 21st century, there are places where women are held as virtual property, routinely beaten and abused, with the full consent and blessing of the legal system. Young girls are savagely mutilated at a young age, and those who would speak out against these practices are killed as a matter of "honor." Radical Islamists use sharia law as a tool to oppress and control women. It is wholly antithetical to the ideas and values enshrined in the US Constitution and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
ACT! for Canada is committed to the ideal that all women are entitled to life, liberty, and respect, and works to ensure that our legal system punishes, rather than permits, these barbaric practices whenever and wherever they occur.
The Islamic Doctrine of Women
The role of women in Islam is very different than in our civilization. According to the will of Allah, women are to be subjugated to men in all things. They must lead their lives according to a doctrine that is based on the dictates of the Koran and how Mohammed treated his wives and the other women around him.
In The Islamic Doctrine of Women learn: about the small details of Mohammed in his home and bedroom where jealousy raged in his harem; how wife beating became a part of Islam after his move to Medina; how the Koran changed the laws of adoption so Mohammed could enjoy his daughter-in-law as a new member of his harem and how child brides have been a part of Islam every since Mohammed married six-year-old Aisha.
The ideology found in The Islamic Doctrine of Women rules hundreds of millions of women's lives. Find out what their world is like under the Islamic doctrine of women.
Dating and Marrying Muslim Men
Differences in faith may not seem important when you are dating, but who you date today affects your future.
If you choose to date men of other religious faiths or if faith is not that important to you, it is still wise to understand how different faiths view women, dating, marriage, divorce and other issues.
Just because you fall in love does not mean that the relationship is right and will last. Emotions come and go; lives can be ruined by acting on emotion without making informed decisions.
If you are a non-Muslim and you are considering dating or marrying a Muslim man, it is wise that you read the following articles/books and listen to the following programs:
Female Genital Mutilation
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the female external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons as defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Immediate consequences of FGM include severe pain and bleeding, shock, difficulty in passing urine, infections, injury to nearby genital tissue and sometimes death. The procedure can result in death through severe bleeding leading to haemorrhagic shock, neurogenic shock as a result of pain and trauma, and overwhelming infection and septicaemia, according to Manfred Nowak, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
Join the fight against FGM:
Honor Violence and Killing
An honor killing is the cold-blooded murder of girls and women simply because they are female. Being born female in a shame-and-honor culture is, potentially, a capital crime; every girl has to keep proving that she is not dishonoring her family; even so, an innocent girl can be falsely accused and killed on the spot.
Join the fight against Honor Violence:
ACT! For America
Phyllis Chesler Organization
Sex Trafficking and Grooming Gangs
An estimated half million women are trafficked annually for the purpose of sexual slavery. They are "exported" to over 50 countries including Britain, Italy, Japan, Germany, Israel, Turkey, China, Kosovo, Canada and the United States. Misunderstood and widely tolerated, sex trafficking has become a multi- billion dollar underground industry. According to the International Herald Tribune, human trafficking is the fastest growing form of organized crime in Eastern Europe. Kidnapped and/or lured by those who prey on their dreams, their poverty, and their naiveté, Eastern European women are trafficked to foreign lands -- often with falsified visas -- where they become modern day sex slaves. Upon arrival, they are sold to pimps, drugged, terrorized, caged in brothels and raped repeatedly. For these women and young girls, there is no life, no liberty and no chance for a happy and meaningful future.
Child Marriage and Forced Marriage
Since 2015, the minimum marriageable age throughout Canada is 16. In Canada the age of majority is set by province/territory at 18 or 19, so minors under this age have additional restrictions (i.e. parental and court consent). Under the Criminal Code, Art. 293.2 Marriage under age of 16 years reads: "Everyone who celebrates, aids or participates in a marriage rite or ceremony knowing that one of the persons being married is under the age of 16 years is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years." The Civil Marriage Act also states: "2.2 No person who is under the age of 16 years may contract marriage." [Quoted from Wikipedia]
Taharrush Gamea is the coordinated seхual assault of a girl or a woman in public by a mass of Muslim men. A group of Muslim men target a (non-Muslim) woman who is not wearing Hijab in a crowd, encircle her, sometimes singing, dancing and/or chanting, and push her companions, if any, out of the circle. The woman is caught off guard and at first thinks the Muslim men just want to sing and dance with her, until the circle closes around her, at which point more Muslim men join to form three layers that render the circle virtually impenetrable.
At that point, those in the inner layer rip off the woman's clothes, grope, beat, seхually assault and raрe her while those in the second layer watch the assault take place, and those in the outer layer, who are too far away or too short to watch the assault, dissuade or fight off would-be rescuers, even telling them that they are just helping a woman in need.
ACT for America has led the charge to change misleading information in children's school textbooks.
Experience demonstrates that children are more malleable than adults. Adults can be reasonably expected to be more able than children to distinguish between objective education and indoctrination. Therefore, what is taught to children in our public schools should be subjected to a higher standard of scrutiny in order to ensure that what is taking place in the classroom is "education" rather than "indoctrination."
ACT! for America has helped pass the state bills to help empower women and protect children on the following issues:
- FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION
- GULEN SCHOOLS
- TEXTBOOK REFORM