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Plato, keep up the excellent scholarship

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Submitted by Claire (United States), Apr 5, 2008 at 05:07

Plato,

The fact that Muslims believe it is OK to deny women their humanity, commit female genital mutilation on girls and women, force them to wear horribly hot dark clothing while men dress appropriately for the temperature (I heard an Imam claim that it's because men can't control themselves!), force them to act as children and never exercise their adulthood, and be slaves is obviously horrific, but Muslim men either don't see it or don't want to admit it. A lot of Muslim women do, although many are so brainwashed from a young age that they live in constant fear and don't dare speak out.

There is nothing spiritual I can find in the Koran, and I've read several translations over the year. The first one I picked up, in a library, started with the sentence "O thank you God, that I am not a woman." That made me feel special. Unfortunately, because of the hideous treatment of women in Islam, I will truly do anything in my power to stop it from taking over my government so my children don't have to live under such vile teaching.

Even our friend the U.S. citizen-turned-Imam who assures us all the torture, hate, and bloodshed of Islam is really just like U.S. democracy admits it's bloodthirsty, but offers the caveat that this only happens when people keep repeating a crimet. Like the girl who was gang-raped after being in a car with a non-male family member ONCE, and was sentenced to disfiguring torture and prison. They really give democracy a run for its money. How about killing one's own child because she wouldn't put on a scarf or because she liked a boy from another religion? That's heart-warming. How about stoning a woman to death while the man who sinned with her walks free? There are just so many compelling reasons that Westerners should embrace Islam.

I personally have to wonder why would anyone who reads the Koran actually come to believe it's a religion based on God's love? Or that it's a valid religious tradition at all? It seems more to me like an excuse for men to enslave women and for Imams to seek power.

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