CIA agents demonstrate that they know the power of the penis to influence behavior when they give Viagra to Afghanistan tribal chiefs.
The Afghan chieftain looked older than his 60-odd years, and his bearded face bore the creases of a man burdened with duties as tribal patriarch and husband to four younger women. His visitor, a CIA officer, saw an 0pportunity, and reached in his bag for a small gift. 1
The enticement worked. The officer, who described the encounter, returned four days later to an enthusiastic reception. The grinning chief offered up a bonanza of information about Taliban movements and supply routes - followed by a request for more pills. 1
Ancient literature and recent anecdotal accounts suggest that women can influence change by withholding sex. It is problematic whether or not female sex strikes are truly effective as mechanisms to induce change, to say nothing about the physical risk entailed.
Irshad Manji (2), a tireless advocate for both women and Islam, instructs that Muslim women can be agents of change through economics and education and thereby empowering moderate Muslims to throw off the shackles of Islamofascism. But, Muslim women need help from the Western world to accomplish the world’s next true miracle.
… most Muslims live outside the Middle East, and Washington must learn to acknowledge their worth. Doing so demands a foreign-policy rethink. Instead of being driven strictly by counterterrorism, the United States' approach to Muslims should be complemented by a universal human-rights thrust—a cooperative strategy that recognizes ordinary Muslims, especially women, to be immediate targets of jihadism, as well as indispensable partners in the fight against it. 3Muslim males, in much of the world, appear to be driven by unrestrained emotion. Witness the volatility displayed by Muslim males in protest demonstrations and religious rites. Coupling the emotion with cultural Middle Eastern male dominance over women crafts a world of burkas, female circumcision, rape, beatings, mayhem and executions. Mix in the rage of Islamofascists, a rage that warps Islam to the purposes of evil people, and you have the recipe for worldwide disaster.
While Manji makes a persuasive argument for the empowerment of Muslim females, the desired change is likely to come too little and too late to forestall the misery descending worldwide upon the heads of Muslims and Infidels alike. Manji’s plan can best be applied in the Western world, well at least the United States, and perhaps that could ultimately reduce the number of potential recruits to the tenets of Islamofascist jihad within the U.S. But, what about the rest of the world?
Links in this Blog:
1. CIA buys Afghan chief's loyalty with Viagra
2. Irshad Manji
3. To Fix Islam, Start From the Inside