I think I have a new favorite TV news host.
Rima Karaki, a news anchor for Lebanon’s Al-Jadeed TV network, has chops like a saber-toothed tigress.
In a fiery interview with a dissembling and crusty Muslim legal scholar named Hani al-Sebai, Karaki amply demonstrated that she is not your run-of-the-mill, meek Muslimah.
Wearing a traditional head scarf, Karaki politely asked Sebai a direct question about Christian involvement in Muslim militant groups.
Sebai, in true ivory tower fashion, began dissembling about history and groups from the past.
When Karaki grew tired of his rambling and tried to get him back on track by suggesting he focus on the present, Sebai started giving her lip and acting the role of the offended “big man.”
Except Karaki wasn’t buying and dished it right back at him, explaining to the irksome scholar that she respected him but he needed to answer more concisely, and that there was only a limited amount of time for their interview.
Sebai kept going, though, and told Karaki to “shut up.”
That was just a bridge too far. “How can a respected sheikh like yourself tell a TV host to shut up?” Karaki demanded.
Sebai still didn’t get that he had met his match, though, and Karaki dismissed him with the air of royalty: “Enough. Let’s wrap this up.”
Yet, Sebai — which must be Arabic for “stubborn donkey” or something similar — tried once more to assert control: “It’s beneath me to be interviewed by you. You are a woman who …”
That was when Karaki really laid down the law, cutting off his microphone and explaining to the audience how the modern world works: “Just one second. Either there is mutual respect or the conversation is over.”
Watch the whole interview here.
So if a Lebanese Muslim woman can get up the nerve to stare down a hateful “scholar,” why can’t American liberals, who supposedly value women’s rights, do the same with Islam?
It’s because the American Left has always been anti-woman. Progressives are just skilled at hiding it these days through the use of deceitful doubletalk.
Historically, it was the Left that fought tooth and nail to oppose women’s right to vote, and their war on women continues today.
Consider the results of decades of “feminism”: the ongoing destruction of the institution of marriage through divorce and homosexual rights; 54 million-plus dead children through government-funded abortion mills; a culture that insists a woman must be like a man, in dress, career, behavior and even in choosing a woman as a sexual partner; and turning our young women into sexual objects weaned on pornography and “slut pride,” armed with the “morning after pill.”
Feminism has nothing but disdain for femininity. That’s the point where it finds common ground with Islam, which treats women as property useful only for sexual purposes.
Rima Karaki stood up to a “scholar” who viewed her as a thing. Wouldn’t the world be a better place if American women regained their senses and stood up to Progressivism?