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March 17, 2009



words fail me. Islam is the most revolting of all "faiths". we must rid ourselves of this (self inflicted) curse.


How can anyone justify Islam's treatment of women, when it imprisons Afghans under blue shuttlecock burqas and makes Pakistani girls marry strangers against their will? How can you respect a religion that forces women into polygamous marriages, mutilates their genitals, forbids them to drive cars and subjects them to the humiliation of "instant" divorce? In fact, none of these practices are Islamic at all. Anyone wishing to understand Islam must first separate the religion from the cultural norms and style of a society. Female genital mutilation is still practised in certain pockets of Africa and Egypt, but viewed as an inconceivable horror by the vast majority of Muslims. Forced marriages may still take place in certain Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities, but would be anathema to Muslim women from other backgrounds.
Indeed, Islam insists on the free consent of both bride and groom, so such marriages could even be deemed illegal under religious law. A woman forbidden from driving a car in Riyadh will cheerfully take the wheel when abroad, confident that her country's bizarre law has nothing to do with Islam. Afghan women educated before the Taliban rule know that banning girls from school is forbidden in Islam, which encourages all Muslims to seek knowledge from cradle to grave, from every source possible. The Koran is addressed to all Muslims, and for the most part it does not differentiate between male and female. Man and woman, it says, "were created of a single soul," and are moral equals in the sight of God. Women have the right to divorce, to inherit property, to conduct business and to have access to knowledge.
A Muslim has a genuine reason for divorce only if a spouse's behaviour goes against the sunnah of Islam - in other words, if he or she has become cruel, vindictive, abusive, unfaithful, neglectful, selfish, sexually abusive, tyrannical, perverted - and so on. Her husband is not her master; a Muslim woman has only one Master, and that is God. If her husband does not represent God's will in the home, the marriage contract is broken. Prophet never hit a woman, child or old person, and was emphatic that those who did could hardly regard themselves as the best of Muslims. Moreover, he also stated that a man should never hit "one of God's handmaidens". Nor, it must be said, should wives beat their husbands or become inveterate nags.
So, does Islam oppress women? While the spirit of Islam is clearly patriarchal, it regards men and women as moral equals. Moreover, although a man is technically the head of the household, Islam encourages matriarchy in the home.
Women may not be equal in the manner defined by Western feminists, but their core differences from men are acknowledged, and they have rights of their own that do not apply to men


Muslin4lyf said:
"While the spirit of Islam is clearly patriarchal, it regards men and women as moral equals."

Koran chapter 2 verse 223:
"Your wives are a tilth unto you, so approach your tilth when and how you will."

Chapter 4 verse 11
"Allah directs you in regard of your childrens inheritance-to the male apportion equal to that of two females."

There are verses in the koran which display better feelings towards women but these EARLIER ones are ABROGATED and OVERULED by the LATER ones which show a distinct contempt for women in general. In a hadith narrated by Aisha (Bukhari 1.493) mohammed compared women to dogs and donkeys.

The true islamic attitude towards women is displayed by the Taliban in Afghanistan. No equality or rights whatsoever.


Let us not blame it all entirely on the muslim religion, I am a Christain, and suffered the same fate. Christains also mutilate. It is not a religious issue, it is a social one and not one to be isolated.


sometimes I think think religious people think up the sickest concept you could do to another human and then claim 'It's God's will' What is wrong with these people?
Well.. a nice move to offer the reconstructive surgery..

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