Nope, David Cameron, Muslim women aren’t as “traditionally submissive” as you might think. Oh yeah, and a good number of them can speak and understand English very, very well, kthnxbai.
Earlier this January, David Cameron blamed the growing Daesh recruitment on “traditionally submissive” Muslim women who should “learn English to prevent their sons from turning to extremism”.
Oooh, David Cameron, you just about it said it.
Oh, okay. So I guess these Muslim women on Twitter’s #TraditionallySubmissive responding to Cameron’s statement totally have no idea what they’ve done itemizing their achievements in English. And that they know more than two languages.
— Aasiya Versi (@mamanabeelah) January 24, 2016
Nope, no sirree. Totally no idea.
— Fiza Azlam (@FizaAzlam) January 24, 2016
Oh gosh, with all their achievements and contributions to society, how are they EVER going to keep their sons from turning to extremism?
— Salim Kassam (@msalimkassam) January 24, 2016
They’re too busy creating jobs!
Mother 2 girls 1st studying law 2nd Engineering! I’m Director, social entrepreneur & postgraduate! #TraditionallySubmissive
— Yasmin Khan (@ykhan100) January 24, 2016
And getting multiple degrees in education!
— Ruwayda Mustafah (@RuwaydaMustafah) January 24, 2016
And just being awesome people!
— Saffiyya (@SaffiyyaM) January 24, 2016
Indeed, however are they going to thwart Daesh/ISIS/ISIL by raising strong, independent, educated children?
— Nicole Correri (@Ensaniyaat) January 24, 2016
And all that money raised for charity? Totally not helping anyone. Oh no, siree.
— TootingSundayCircle (@sundaycircles) January 24, 2016
Certainly, Cameron sees that spreading unbiased truthful journalism is no way to prevent terrorism.
— yvonneridley (@yvonneridley) January 24, 2016
The Force is strong with this #TraditionallySubmissive Muslim woman.
— Neimah Safi (@NeimahSafi) January 24, 2016
And voicing your own opinion? On mass media? Forget it!
— Shelina Janmohamed (@loveinheadscarf) January 24, 2016
Oh, David Cameron, I think you’ve lost something that belongs on your face.
— Hend Amry (@LibyaLiberty) January 24, 2016
Other users cited the contributions of Muslim women in history. Like, oh I don’t know, higher education? Pfft, no big deal, right?
— Jamillaجميلة (@JamillaTweets) January 25, 2016
— Equal Entrance (@EqualEntrance) January 25, 2016
Even non-Muslims came forward in solidarity.
Loving #TraditionallySubmissive. Because it’s not like Western Christianity ever suppressed women, right? (1 million dead ‘witches’…)
— Stella Duffy (@stellduffy) January 25, 2016
This tweet sums up all our feelings. How do you like it done, David Cameron? Medium rare, or well done?
Wow, #TraditionallySubmissive women are traditionally good cooks, too, judging by how deftly they’ve skewered and roasted David Cameron.
— Susan Hasler (@SusanHasler) January 24, 2016