This well-crafted work is divided into seven chapters, of which the first, “Human Rights and Social Justice,” highlights the struggles of humans for justice and freedom, going as far back in history as the soul-stirring account of Bilal ibn Rabah, an enslaved African who embraced Islam during the time of Prophet Muhammad. Mrs. Valiante also writes passionately about the plight of Palestinian children, based on her first-hand account of visiting their occupied homeland just before the second Intifada. And she advocates for local causes with the same fervor, from censuring the influence of advertisers on editorial content, to the underprivileged children of Kananaskis First Nations (Canada), to Islamophobia in North American media.Victims, victims and more victims; a near-ceaseless procession of victimhood: that just about says it all re sweet Wahida and her "social justice" mindset, don't you think?
Friday, October 28, 2011
Valiante and the Cult of Victimhood
The lead piece in the weekly e-zine of the Canadian Islamic Congress, an outfit helmed by Wahida Valiante, is a rave review of a riveting new book by--wait for it--Wahida Valiante! Here's why the reviewer thinks you should read it: