Had it not been the blasphemy vigilantism, the video would have gone unnoticed just as all misogynist and sexist content routinely does. This was not the first time JJ demonstrated his utter contempt for women. It was probably last year that his disturbing statement emerged about women driving cars. He advised his fellow Muslim men to restrict women’s mobility and to never teach them how to drive a car. In the same statement – available on video – he gave his personal example and informed the audience how he had so far resisted letting his wife drive. This, he informed, was because the women who drove insisted on going out alone, which was the root cause of increasing obscenity and indecency in society.
The writer is an Islamabad based freelance columnist.