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Old 04-20-2011, 11:28 PM
 
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In our country, yes criminal...unfortunately in older patriarchal societies, it is law. (but not right or just of course-so sickening)

At least a few countries are making slow progress with women's rights...but overall this is so very disheartening for those of us who live free.





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"According to the Sharia, despite declarations of the equality of the sexes before God, women are considered inferior to men, and have fewer rights and responsibilities. A woman counts as half a man in giving evidence in a court of law, or in matters of inheritance. Her position is less advantageous than a manís with regard to marriage and divorce. A husband has the moral and religious right and duty to beat his wives for disobedience or for perceived misconduct. A woman does not have the right to choose her husband, or her place of residence, to travel freely or have freedom in her choice of clothing. Women have little or no autonomy and are deemed to need the protection of their fathers, husbands or other male relatives throughout their lives. Any conduct that undermines the idea of male supremacy will fall foul of the Sharia."

Women's Rights and the Sharia (http://www.ntpi.org/html/womensrights.html - broken link)


Am I the only one who feels this religeon borders on criminal law?
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Valencia, Spain
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"According to the Sharia, despite declarations of the equality of the sexes before God, women are considered inferior to men, and have fewer rights and responsibilities. A woman counts as half a man in giving evidence in a court of law, or in matters of inheritance. Her position is less advantageous than a man’s with regard to marriage and divorce. A husband has the moral and religious right and duty to beat his wives for disobedience or for perceived misconduct. A woman does not have the right to choose her husband, or her place of residence, to travel freely or have freedom in her choice of clothing. Women have little or no autonomy and are deemed to need the protection of their fathers, husbands or other male relatives throughout their lives. Any conduct that undermines the idea of male supremacy will fall foul of the Sharia."

Women's Rights and the Sharia (http://www.ntpi.org/html/womensrights.html - broken link)


Am I the only one who feels this religeon borders on criminal law?
If you read the Bible you will find that most of the above can be found there also..

Examples:

1 Corinthians chapter 14:
As in all the congregations of the saints, women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.

1 Timothy chapter 2:
Let a woman learn in silence with all submissiveness. I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over men; she is to keep silent.

Are any of Jesus' disciples women? No.
Are any of the elders in the book of Revelation women? No.
Are any of the books of the Bible written by women? No.

"If a woman is raped within the city walls and does not call out then she shall be stoned"

Of course, I can go on and on giving you examples of misogyny, rape, murder, slavery etc, etc that can be found in the Bible but I'm sure you are aware of it yourself.

Stones and glass houses come to mind.
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