The Rights of Women in Islam
Info-ad on the London Underground - Mohammed believed in women's rights
Photo Credit: Inspired by Muhammad
In order to improve the public understanding of Islam among the ignorant British public, taxpayer-funded Muslim organizations in the UK last summer launched a campaign called “Inspired by Muhammad” on buses and tube trains.
Actually this campaign is not to inform but to counter what the majority of Britons think about Islam and Muslims. A YouGov poll found that:
- 58 per cent of people associate Islam with extremism
- 50 per cent associate Islam with terrorism
- 69 per cent believe that Islam encourages the repression of women
Of course in a perfect world with perfect knowledge, 100% of the British public would know that Islam incites terrorism and encourages the repression of women.
Blogger Pastorius at Infidel Bloggers Alliance lists the Top 10 Qur'an quotes every woman MUST SEE:
- Mature men are allowed to marry prepubescent girls [Sura 65:1, 4 ]
- Husbands may hit their wives [Sura 4:34]
- A husband may simply get rid of one of his undesirable wives [Sura 4:129]
- A man may be polygamous with up to four wives [Sura 4:3]
- Slave-girls are sexual property for their male owners [Sura 4:24]
- A wife may remarry her ex—husband if and only if she marries another man and then this second man divorces her [Sura 2:230]
- A woman’s testimony counts half of a man’s testimony [Sura 2:282]
- A male gets a double share of the inheritance over that of a female [Sura 4:11]
- Husbands are a degree above their wives [Sura 2:228]
- A husband has sex with his wife, as a plow goes into a field [Sura 2:223]
Now one may argue that these are passages written over 1400 years ago, surely modern Islamic societies have advanced the rights of women even more.
OK, let's consider how modern Muslims apply Shariah today:
Freethought Nation, Women's Rights in Islam
We hear so much these days about the rights of women within Islam. Following is a list of the fabulous and amazing rights Muslim women possess! This list is based on the Saudi Arabian version of Islam (Wahhabism), which strictly follows the teachings of the Koran, Mohammed, etc., and which is being spread all over the world largely because of oil riches. The Arabian peninsula is where Islam arose, and the Saudis consider themselves the keepers of true Islam. Others adhering to similar "religious" female enslavement and oppression include the Iranians, Afghanis and Pakistanis.
Muslim women have the right never to associate or even speak to a man who is not related to them by genetics or marriage.
Muslim women have the right to be beaten if they associate with unrelated men.
Muslim women have the right to be segregated based on their gender.
Muslim women have the right to be enslaved by a man they don't love, forced into "arranged marriages" at a young age, against their wills.
Muslim women have the right to call their enslaver "husband."
Muslim women have the right to obey their enslavers/husbands.
Muslim women have the right to endure regular beatings by their husbands.
Muslim women have the right to reproduce continually after forced into an arranged marriage and raped against their wills by their husbands." Muslim women have the right to be denied divorce from violent and abusive husbands.
Muslim women have the right to lose their children if their husbands divorce them.
Muslim women have the right not to marry a non-Muslim.
Muslim women have the right to be beaten if they don't cover themselves up.
Muslim women have the right to stay out the life-giving sunshine by being forced to cover up.
Muslim women have the right to become deficient in vitamin D and develop osteomalacia from sunshine-deprivation.
Muslim women have the right to dress in black so they become overheated in the hot desert sun of Arab countries.
Muslim women have the right not to be educated. (Pakistan, Afghanistan)
Muslim women have the right never to operate a car.
Muslim women have the right never to leave their houses without a male relative accompanying them.
Muslim women have the right to be gang-raped if they are caught alone on the street.
Muslim women have the right to be stoned or hanged for being raped.
Muslim women have the right to be brutally murdered for dishonoring" their families.
Muslim women have the right to be murdered for leaving Islam.
Muslim women have the right to have their genitals cut off.
Two weeks after I started blogging in January of 2006 I wrote Muslims have no Sense of Humor. But after looking at the poster at the top of this article declaring that Mohammed believed in women's rights, I laughed so hard I almost passed out. Mohammed believed in women's rights - damn these Muslims can be hilarious when they want to.
Story Source UK Telegraph