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Old 08-11-2010, 06:47 PM
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In many respects Islam is a pretty pro-sex religion. In Muslim visions of heaven there will be sex and celibacy is to a large extent discouraged. Still that is a bit odd.

I know some of Muslim thinking on women being covered up is that women have to be "protected" from the rampaging hormones of men. Women in a magazine are not like women crossing down the street. If a man harasses the picture of a woman he is not necessarily harassing an actual woman. There is some history of erotic literature in the Islamic world. (I don't think Islam has any prohibitions on self-pleasure) So maybe a Muslim could justify it by saying

Men will work out their energies on pictures and the modesty of "good women" will be preserved. (Some Medieval Catholics justified prostitution this way)

These pictures are for non-Muslims and so long as they do not depict Muslim women they do not concern us or may even be helpful in steering sex-obsessed non-Muslim men toward those slutty non-Muslim women.

Still it is odd.
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:57 AM
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Are you certain they're actually Muslim? Also, I suppose there are plenty of Muslims who are very laid-back and don't take their book literally, just as there are Christians like that.
Yes they are Muslim and I believe Paskistni also.
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