Femen activists have declared 4 April “topless jihad day” as a gesture of support for a Tunisian woman who was threatened with death by stoning for baring her breasts online.
Amina Tyler ignited a storm when she posted images of herself with the words “Fuck your morals” written across her chest to the Femen-Tunisia Facebook page.
Another image with: “My body belongs to me, and is not the source of anyone’s honour”, written …across her bare chest, was also posted…
In what is believed to be her final interview before her disappearance, Amina told Federica Tourn she believes she will be beaten or raped if the Tunisian police find her [From here]
And some reactions:
… Instead of ‘getting naked’ Muslim women from across the world tweeted and uploaded pictures of themselves to Facebook in their hijabs, niqabs, and western attire. They held up signs telling the world why they were proud of their identities and did not need racist Islamophobic women to dictate to them on how they should dress.
3. Another indignant reaction.
..as though there is only one way to be ‘free.’
FEMEN protests … In perpetuating the belief that there is only one way to go about being free, FEMEN provides a narrow-minded solution that is not feasible for anyone else to fit into.
You say we are Islamophobes, just recently we heard from anti-gay Catholics that we are Christianophobes. Yes, I’m scared of all your religions … I’m an atheist and I cannot say that you are atheistophobe as there is nothing that you can be scared of. You personally have rights to believe in whatever you want …but until the moment there are no stones, bullets and blood of your religion we are going to fight it. [Topless in the Country of Hijab? – by Femen leader Inna Shevchenko]
“And you can put as many scarves as you want if you are free tomorrow to take it off and to put it back the next day but don’t deny millions of your sisters who have fear behind their scarves… ” [Topless in the Country of Hijab?]