Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Asra Q. Nomani are women who have lived under the oppression of Islam. They are truly trying to make things better for women by working for reforms in Islamic culture.
This week they had a chance to appear before the senate. Yet the Democrat women on the senate panel, who claim to be feminists, completely ignored them.
Ali and Nomani wrote about it in the New York Times:
They Brushed Off Kamala Harris. Then She Brushed Us Off.
Last week, Senator Kamala Harris, a Democrat from California, made headlines when Republican senators interrupted her at a hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee while she interrogated Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The clip of the exchange went viral; journalists, politicians and everyday Americans debated what the shushing signified about our still sexist culture.
The very next day, Senator Harris took her seat in front of us as a member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. We were there to testify about the ideology of political Islam, or Islamism.
Both of us were on edge. Earlier that day, across the Potomac River, a man had shot a Republican lawmaker and others on a baseball diamond in Alexandria, Va. And just moments before the hearing began, a man wearing a Muslim prayer cap had stood up and heckled us, putting Capitol police officers on high alert. We were girding ourselves for tough questions.
But they never came. The Democrats on the panel, including Senator Harris and three other Democratic female senators — North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp, New Hampshire’s Maggie Hassan and Missouri’s Claire McCaskill — did not ask either of us a single question.
These women are authentic and smart. They have real contributions to make to improve the lives of women.
Why would these Democrat women blow them off so rudely?