The problem with progressives is that they have drunk the Halal Kool-aid. They really believe that Islam is just another religion. Muslim activists inside the West have been very successful at convincing Liberal feminists to turn a blind eye to the inequality and separatism between the genders. They have even convinced them that the hijab is a symbol of feminism and that even the full face mask is a woman’s fashion choice rather than a symbol of oppression.They have convinced western Gay Activists to defend them despite homosexuality being punished with imprisonment, flogging and execution in Muslim countries.
In New Zealand, a Muslim man has been unable to convince the Immigration and Protection Tribunal that he will be punished for being in a relationship with a non-Muslim woman if he is sent back home to Bangladesh.His evidence was described as being “vague, mobile and implausible.” While acknowledging that there is Islamic extremism in Bangladesh the tribunal thought it unlikely that he would be a target of it despite his haram tattoo. While it is quite possible that the man was unable to provide concrete evidence of the threat towards him I wonder how many Muslim women murdered by family in so-called honor killings would have been able to provide hard evidence before they were killed? In fact, families often lie to the woman to make her think that all is forgiven so that they can lure her back.