Breaking a blog-silence over the last weeks…
Below is a very interesting article on problems of extreme sex-repression in Islam, by ex-Muslim writer Seyran Ates, with a kind mention of Wilhelm Reich’s book "The Sexual Revolution". Ates is today in hiding, having a Mulsim death-fatwa put on her head for daring to write her book, and consent to this interview.
German-Turkish Author Seyran Ates
‘Islam Needs a Sexual Revolution’
In the run-up to the Frankfurt Book Fair, German-Turkish writer Seyran Ates discusses her new book, which describes the necessity of a sexual revolution in the Islamic world, the recent integration debate in Germany and the arrogance of German women’s rights activists.
SPIEGEL: Ms. Ates, in your controversial new book, you call for a sexual revolution in the Islamic world.
Ates: You don’t know how necessary that is.
SPIEGEL: But what exactly do you mean by a sexual revolution?
Ates: My use of the term is based on Wilhelm Reich and his book about the sexual revolution. I believe that the Islamic world must grapple with the consequences of rigid sexual morals, not unlike the way, as he describes, the Soviet Union dealt with its own circumstances. It must pursue the path of change, just as any totalitarian system must do when it wants to become a democratic society. Part of the process is that sexuality has to be recognized as something that every individual determines for himself or herself. Institutions like moral and religious police must be abolished. People who have sex before marriage cannot be punished or ostracized by society. Parents must be confronted with the question of why they do not allow their 16-year-old daughter to have a boyfriend, while their sons can brag about how many girlfriends they have. Sex education must be taught in the classroom. Parents shouldn’t have to do it, but they should accept it when the schools do it. Young and old people who are already living a self-determined sexuality in the Islamic world have to be more confident and make their voices heard. …
Read the whole interview here:
And here’s a related item, from a few years back but still pertinent given the worsening situation of "fetching brides" in the Western democracies. A recipe for social disaster. J.D.
Full article here: http://obrl.blogspot.com/2010/01/islam-needs-sexual-revolution-wreich.html
The Foreign Brides
May 2, 2006; Page A17
They are called Die Fremden Bräute