National Park Service cuts jobs, then produces videos praising Islamic women’s rights

The National Park Service earlier this year prepared for sequestration budget cuts by closing visitor centers and furloughing park police – but still managed to produce videos promoting the virtues of Islam’s respect for women’s rights.

The Women’s Rights National Historical Park tells the history of the women’s rights movement by “focusing on the significance of the first Women’s Rights Convention in 1848,” and continues to focus on the challenges the civil rights movement faces today, according to its website.

“Women’s Rights National Historical Park also recognizes the efforts of other groups around the world, who work to achieve equality for all people,” the website says. “In an effort to highlight these struggles for rights, Women’s Rights National Historical Park created a video series to recognize the efforts of citizens to change the world in which they live.”

While roads opened later in the day due to the sequester, visitor centers remain shuttered and fewer seasonal workers are being hired, according to USA Today. In videos on the park’s website, children in an Islamic school in Schenectady, N.Y., “discuss their experiences and challenges with negative Muslim stereotypes and assumptions.”

In the first video posted on the website, a young girl says:

People think that Islam oppresses women and there’s no equality, but they’re wrong – there’s equity.

In 7th century A.D. Islam gave women the right to be involved in politics, the right to earn and keep her own money. Islam gave women the right to work outside of the home. Islam gave women the right to own property. Islam gave women the right to divorce. Islam gave women the right to choose who she marries. Islam gave women a whole bunch of rights that Western women acquired later in the 19th and 20th centuries and we’ve had these rights since the 7th century A.D. and it’s just not acknowledged worldwide.

That all sounds good, but appears to contradict the “10 reasons we hate women’s rights” which the Muslim Brotherhood presented to the United Nations in March.

The most egregious aspect of the video is that it was funded with taxpayer dollars. People’s jobs should take precedent over video production of any sort.

Watch two of the three videos from the National Park Service website here:

A third video, along with one that promotes gay rights, can be found here.

H/T: Independent Journal Review


Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs, political campaigns and PAC management for nearly 20 years.


  • Doug

    I saw that video, Smokey the Bear is wearing a burqua.

  • Steve

    Unless everything we have been told about Islamic life in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and what is quoted in the Koran is wrong, these people are badly misinformed about women in Islam today.

    • princesssong

      they only LIE to win you over, then you find out. I was in a Muslim country that is supposed to be for Westerners. I doubt that I would EVER go back there. One guy screamed in my face for holding onto my husbands arm, I saw the cops come onto a bus I was on, and haul off 4 young adults, NO words exchanged, and put them in the police car. I was sitting there watching. It is very sad, believe me..

  • Alan Branfman

    Creeping propaganda.

  • Ted Paine

    Islams respect for womens rights????

  • Leigh Ann Lewis

    Ridiculous propaganda! Just how stupid does the government think we are?

    • yotambien

      It’s about who makes up the government. This didn’t happen over night. Long range plan we didn’t see coming.

  • jaynice

    Some one help me… are they promoting women’s rights when she is considered a 1/4 of a person? She can be killed for being raped? Honored killed for talking to or holding hands with a boy/man? Mutilation of her female parts?? Those are rights women can do without.

    • princesssong

      That is the way it is too!!

  • John Craig

    Oh yeah young lady, that is the reason you have to walk behind your man and always have your face covered. If you take off the covering you are stoned. That is what I call slavery, not equality!

    • Linda P. Roberts


    • princesssong

      And the men hold hands, and I will not repeat the other stuff.

  • Linda P. Roberts

    These women are made to say these things, just like they are made to wear those ridiculous towels on their heads; and, those hot clothes, even in hot summer. This only proves to me that they have no rights at all. They are afraid to tell the truth!! The men, or at least males of their life, can’t call them real men, tell them everything to do, and what to say…..So how can we believe them.
    I don’t !!!!

    • princesssong

      They have clothes UNDER those clothes too! I have seen them take them off inside a place where they were allowed.. LIKE A BAR!

  • Earlene Leonard

    I can see they are treated with equality by the ugly clothes they wear and having to cover their face or hair..they look at someone (man) they get beheaded or stoned and the same for rape and the man goes free..yeah,i can see they are treated equally…what the H is going on with this gov’t and the muslims..they are pushing them down out throats and selling islam like its a good thing and I am sick of it…we need a new gov’t completely top to bottom..

  • Earlene Leonard

    they get picked on in school..thats a laugh.. most schools sets up foot baths and a prayer room for them if its a muslim populated.area..just don’t take a bible to school unless you want to get suspended

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