Monday, January 09, 2006

Justice Iranian Style?

Women's rights under sharia:


This leaves me godsmacked. I don't doubt that my word will offend muslims around the world, but there is nothing else to say, really.

Well, yes, there is.

If you are muslim, and a woman, how can you countenance something like this? If you believe that we should live under sharia, how can you, being less than a man, consider giving up the freedoms you have in a western, democratic society?

You cannot dress freely - at least here you can be as modest or immodest as you wish. Nobody will beat you for it, nobody will throw you in jail for it, nobody will call you a whore or a slut for it.

You cannot leave the house without being accompanied by a man who is your relative - husband, father, brother, keeper.

You should not be educated, as you are considered of lesser intelligence than a man and you should be providing more children for the Ummah.

It is an extreme example of the Madonna/Whore syndrome.

Women are placed on pedestals as mothers and clay figures to be honoured as lifegivers. The minute we step out of line by saying something undesirable, we have fallen, and are branded whores, to be used and abused as seen fit.

Read 4.34.

Then read it again.


At 11:04 PM, Blogger Jai Normosone said...

Actually, I don't know which is worse. The muslim male who thinks that it is OK to do this to women; or the women who think that it is OK for them to be treated like this?

Even if a female has been raised to realise that she is a lesser human being, surely she must, somewhere in her mind, strive for more?

Maybe that is why we Westerners are seen as infidels? Because our decadent ways are allowing their women to see that they don't have to be slaves to the will of a male with the intellect & compassion of someone from the stone age.

At 6:17 PM, Blogger Olivia said...

The success of Islam depends on keeping women shackled, controlled and living in fear of transgressing in some way. Its women are its breeders, ensuring Islam's growth and a steady source of jihadis and shaheeds. Give women a choice, to not be a baby factory, to marry someone not Muslim or to live a life of freedom, and Islam dies off.

At 9:34 PM, Blogger Nilk said...

Jai, women living under sharia suffer from higher rates of depression and suicide. I think you will find that the ones with no education have been brainwashed from near birth, and don't know any better. They don't see things the way we see them. Just google "umm nidal" and follow the links. That woman has so far had 3 sons die as suicide bombers and she thinks she's onto a good thing. :(

For those who do have an education, it's a whole different kettle of fish. Check out to see how some women are combatting 'radical' Islam over in Afghanistan.

I agree with you, Olivia. It is in the hands of the women. The more support and power they have, the better off we will all be.

At 12:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take note girls, its just 10 years away, given the speed of change so far.


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