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Reader comment on item: Women and the Koran: The Status of Women in Islam

Submitted by Cindian. s (United States), Oct 27, 2007 at 18:16

Ofcourse there is alot of mistreatment of women in every single country, more evident in poorer countries and amongst poor people. (such as Africa, India, Russia, Eqypt etc...) I think to attack Islam and peoples religions is the wrong way of going about it. As a muslim women myself who has lived in Iraq and Jordan I have seen women being treated as dirt BUT the majority of muslim women are not.

I can assure you that before the war in Iraq women wore skirts to college and bathing suits at the college swimming pool. These days extremists roam the streets looking for someone without a veil. This has nothing to do with Islam or religion but individuals who want a patriachal society.

This book is very insulting...I have studied the Koran all my life, In Arabic and later in English. Aswell as living with muslims all my life. I think that its fair to say that I know what I'm talking about when I say that Anwar Hekmat has not really looked at Islam and The Koran properly.

Iran is a strict Islamic counrty but it is changing, the new generation of Iranians are fighting for it while Iraq has gone the other way. Its not religion but people who do these things. Much of these books cause hatred against Middle Eastern people and the author knows that. You cant know something unless you have experienced it and thats why I dont think people should be so quick to judge countries and religions.

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