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Submitted by Hesham Ahamd (Kuwait), Apr 29, 2008 at 03:23

Thank you again for your comments and your moderate attitude.

Regarding polygamy, I want to add that despite Islam doesn't state to get the woman permission; it also doesn't state that this permission is not needed. Furthermore, I want to underline that there is big difference between allowing doing something, and encouraging it.

This is the case because even Islam allows to men polygamy, but it states very clearly that men will not be fare among his wives. Personally I believe that polygamy is implemented also but illegally in the west through men have more than mistress beside his wife. This is a fact too.

Conversion to Islam is not that simple process, for example here in Kuwait, the authorities gives an intensive course including lessons, and books explaining rights and commitments in Islam for those willing to convert.

Last thing I would mention is that in a time the west boasts with freedom and justice, it takes racial decisions like banning head scarf which is should considered as personal behavior as it is not causing harm to anybody. Secularism as I understand is to allow to anybody to do whatever he likes as he don't breach the laws or the other's freedom. Please correct me if I am wrong.

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