National Organization for Women Criticized for Silence on Rape and Murder of Iraq Women

Mahoney outside NOW Iraq Christian womenA Christian Pastor and his wife are challenging the National Organization for Women to join their efforts in condemning the violence against women and children in Iraq.

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Rev. Pat Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition and his wife Katie Mahoney have announced that they will be organizing in front of the headquarters for the National Organization for Women (NOW) in New York, Friday August 15th.

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Pat Mahoney explains, “It is very troubling that the National Organization for Women, and other American feminist groups, have not passionately spoken out against the brutality against the women of Iraq. Quite frankly, this is an outrage.”

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The couple state in their event post, “in Iraq, we are seeing an unprecedented attack on women. The terror group, ISIS, is kidnapping women. Raping them. Beating them. Mutilating them. Forcing them into human slavery and sex trafficking.

The modern world has rarely seen such barbaric and violent attacks against the dignity of women.

The actions of ISIS, represent a picture of “The Real War on Women.”

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Tragically, when women around the around need to stand up and boldly condemn such barbarism and violence against their sisters, the voice of American feminism has been virtually silent. Groups like the National Organization for Women, have been AWOL in this global struggle for women’s rights.

To make matters worse, they have demeaned and cheapened the plight of the women of Iraq by using the term “War on Women,” to describe companies not providing abortion-inducing drugs and contraceptives in health coverage, rather than the violence being committed by ISIS.

In response to this outrage, women leaders are gathering outside of the New York City Headquarters of the National Organization for Women challenging them to be a loud passionate voice for the women of Iraq and asking, “Where have they been?” and “Why they haven’t gotten involved.”

We invite all women of good will who are committed to human rights and ending violence against women to join us on Friday, August 15, at 12:00 P.M.in front of the headquarters of the National Organization for Women in New York City.

“Violence against women is an appalling human rights violation. But it is not inevitable. We can put a stop to this”.- Nicole Kidman.”

Katie _1343238167640069732_oKatie Mahoney, another organizer of the event made this point on the hypocrisy of NOW, “Perhaps if ISIS had just denied Iraqi women contraceptives or abortion inducing drugs instead of raping and brutalizing them, the National Organization for Women might be more inclined to speak out and become engaged.”

4 Responses to “National Organization for Women Criticized for Silence on Rape and Murder of Iraq Women”

  1. Rev. Maloney should be consoled knowing that NOW supports All social issues where there is injustice and atrocities against all people just as did Jesus. I recommend asking! Remember, it’s just asnine to believe the suffering of Iraqi women and children makes them happy; Brother, Wake Up BEFORE It’s Too Late!

    • Monica, I am curious…why has NOW not come out publicly against the torture & rape & murder & slaughter of all wonen..especially in the Middle East…?..

  2. […] ago, Rev. Mahoney and his supporters challenged the National Organization for Women to speak out on behalf of Christian women who were sold into sex […]

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