A human rights activist is challenging Hillary Clinton to stop taking money from Islamist regimes that persecute women.
Raheel Raza, star of the recent women’s rights documentary “Honor Diaries,” told The Daily Caller that she wants Clinton to sign what she calls “The Pledge To Women.”
Raza told TheDC by phone Tuesday that the nonprofit Clinton Foundation accepted donations from regimes that practice radical Islam, which is “awkward to say the least” now that Clinton is running for president. “[People] should be aware of where she’s coming from. They should go to the source.”
“As a woman, I congratulate [Clinton], but as a women’s rights advocate, I’m concerned about the $13,000,000-$40,000,000 the Clinton Foundation reportedly took from regimes that persecute women, namely Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman and the UAE,” Raza said.
“The Pledge to Women reads: “I, __________…Stand with women, and for women’s rights. That is why I pledge to never take money from regimes that oppress women, even after I leave public office, including any libraries or foundations in my name.”
“This pledge is absolutely necessary so we can hold the next President accountable for supporting the rights of women in both word and deed,” Raza told TheDC. “It is not enough to support women’s rights on the campaign trail — and then hypocritically accept money from foreign regimes that treat women brutally or forbid women from running for office or voting.”
Raza, who serves as president of The Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow, pointed out some harrowing facts about the countries that have given money to the Clinton Foundation.
Women can’t vote or drive cars and they can be charged with “disobedience” if they don’t want to have an incestuous relationship with their father.
In this super enlightened country, a woman’s legal testimony is worth one-half of a man’s testimony.
United Arab Emirates (UAE):
Women who cheat on their husbands are liable to be stoned to death.
In this country, in which female genital mutilation is practiced, women can be married off without the woman agreeing to like the guy. Some blind date…