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The two activists wrote an op-ed in the New York Times stating that "This wasn't a case of benign neglect. What happened that day was emblematic of a deeply troubling trend among progressives when it comes to confronting the brutal reality of Islamist extremism and what it means for women," in Muslim communities.
The hearing held by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and titled "Understanding the Tools, Tactics, and Techniques of Violent Extremism."
Chairman Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and ranking Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) invited Nomani and Hirsi Ali along with two others to testify. Hirsi Ali and Nomani are courageous critics of Sharia law and the policies practiced in Islamic societies that marginalize women.
But both 'witnesses' accused Senators McCaskill, Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.); Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.); and Kamala Harris (D-Ca.) of not asking either of them "a single question."
Nomani and Hirsi Ali added: "Just as we are invisible to the mullahs at the mosque, we are invisible to the Democratic women in the Senate."
"It is inexplicable that the other senators didn't utilize their time to speak with these two women," Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) said to Fox News. "I appreciate the courage they have to speak up."
So what was the point of having Hirsi Ali and Nomani there? And how time-consuming is it to ask them at least one question, or to allow them to address the committee?
Johnson pointed out the lack of questions directed to the other witnesses halfway through the hearing.
"This has been a little bit unusual hearing so far, we have four witnesses and all of the questions have been addressed to Mr. Leiter--listen, I appreciate your expertise and service to this country," Johnson said.
Leiter offered to "step out" of the hearing, but Johnson said that he wanted him there.
Not one question was asked of the women, and not one woman Democratic senator was willing to speak to Fox News about the hearing.
So not only are they cowards when it comes to real civil rights issues regarding women, they're also cowards when it comes to defending their position.
Nomani told Fox News:
"The silencing of Ayaan and me through the act of omission, and ignoring our presence, is just ironic considering this is the grievance that Democratic feminists level against their critics and their opponents. I was prepared for aggressive conversation and debate, but I just was shocked to see how I somehow put on an invisible cloak when I walked into the hearing room from the perspective of the Democratic senators who champion women, and battle to be heard."Nomani said she and Hirsi Ali are "committed" to working with the committee and plan to meet with all the staff. In fact, one aide from the Democratic staff claim they've invited Nomani in for a meeting but it hasn't been scheduled.
There are no greater hypocrites than Democrats and Antifa.