When posting ‘A Normal Family?’ yesterday, I was in shock more or less for this to be on national TV here in NZ, utterly flabbergasted as it seemed so wrong on so many levels!! The following night NZ Hub’s –Story visited and filmed the family in situ. It continues to generate a lot of heated discussion on their Facebook page, with some good comments for victim support present. Public shock factor has definitely made it a winner for Story. During and after the ‘home visit’ video the following night, much discussion was had within our family. An awful sense of a door having just been opened… beginning the machination of public acceptance… Continue reading
Last night on New Zealand Television, News Hub-Story presenters Heather du Plessis-Allen and Duncan Garner interviewed an Auckland couple. Pakistan immigrant Yasir Mohib and one of his two New Zealand born wives Fatimah Fazilet Sheikh were interviewed concerning his alleged domestic abuse involving the use of a hammer. The reason it became public news is because he was let off without conviction by a district court judge last year, who is currently being investigated because of other similar decisions. The High Court has recently overturned her decision concerning him. Continue reading
Just the other day I happened upon a Youtube clip of Nadine Al- Budair – a courageous Muslim woman brave enough to speak the truth. An ezer-kenegedo in action, we want to acknowledge her voice and share it with you. Below is the (translated) transcript of the video clip of her for those who have the time to read, otherwise view the Memri TV Youtube clip here.
TV Host Takes to Task Apologists Who Claim Terrorists Have Nothing to Do With Islam.
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Women are being doubly discriminated against for being female, and for being Christian.
Women worldwide are vulnerable because of their gender. It includes domestic violence, dowry and honor killings, forced prostitution, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), raping, abortion etc. It can also include things like low literacy rate and ownership. Being female can put you automatically in these categories. Lines are often blurred between cultural and religious abuse. Even in a first world country like New Zealand, being of female gender can make you vulnerable to abuses. Men are not subjected to such fears, abuses or violence. Do men ever think of having their car keys ready in their hand to veer off a possible attacker in an empty parking lot? Your whole approach to life is different. A lot has been done in New Zealand to give women support and equality. I’m thankful for that. Continue reading
“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil:
God will not hold us guiltless.
Not to speak is to speak.
Not to act is to act.”
As we remember Yom Ha Shoah -The Holocaust Memorial Day, it is easy to imagine brutal Nazi’s in their uniforms with their cold hard stares. But Dietrich’s quote reveals the true reality of what led to this most tragic episode of our blood drenched history. All humanity who knew something of what was unfolding in Europe had a responsibility to speak or act on behalf of those whose freedom and life were being stolen away; responsible to choose to stand on the side of justice and humanity and be ambassadors for the Creator of life. Continue reading
‘When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate…’
The woman knows –by seeing – that the fruit can be touched without any harm to her –and that it is good for food. She also sees that it a ‘delight to the eyes’ –similar words as used in Genesis 2:9 to describe the trees made by YeHoWaH Elohim –‘pleasing to the sight/in appearance and good for food’. Again evidence confirmed by her natural eyes – the serpent thus strengthening her reasoning by way of the flesh. Two counts in favour of the serpent’s lie concerning God’s intention for them. Two things she has (so far) learnt by experience with her eyes of flesh. The serpent was right on both counts, then comes the third: fully aware of her design as an ‘ezer kenegedo’ the serpent dangles what appears to be a legitimate ‘good’ before her eyes of understanding: Continue reading
“a wife should submit to her husband” (Eph 5:22).
This is very familiar church advice offered to abused wives throughout Western communities around the world. After careful consideration and proper exegesis, one could come to the conclusion that Eph 5:22 is not being used in its proper context. This however, is not the reason for this post.
I know there are many scholarly blogs and sermons written on the subject of violence in the church, this is just my take on the matter. I may not be a scholar but I’ve been given a sound and clear mind through my Saviour and He has given us the ability to reason.