FEMEN Protests Bloodthirsty Islamist Regimes at the Olympics. We Can Do More

FEMEN, a Ukrainian-based feminist group, protested today in London against the IOC's alleged "support for bloody Islamist regimes" -- tacit support, apparently, by allowing their participation in the Olympic Games.

'If the IOC keeps flirting with radical Islam, new Olympic disciplines, such as stoning or speed raping will be added to the competition.'

They have a point. The Olympic Games are not the United Nations, where every nation is expected to have the opportunity to participate, no matter how horrifying their regimes are. There is precedent for countries boycotting the Olympics, as the Soviet Union and its allies did in 1984, plus Iran and Libya.

Can you imagine the attention that could be paid to the urgent issues of our generation if every nation that wasn't in favor of sharia, mass starvation of political opposition and eviscerating concepts of human rights, simply boycotted the Games? If the only ones left in medal contention were Iran, North Korea, Saudia Arabia and the like?

Of course, Olympics proponents would say that the Games are not about politics -- that they are above politics. But that, in itself, is a political statement that is open to rational argument.

Jonathon Narvey is the Editor of The Propagandist

Via: propagandistmag.com

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The mission of the "FEMEN" movement is to create the most favourable conditions for the young women to join up into a social group with the general idea of the mutual support and social responsibility, helping to reveal the talents of each member of the movement.

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