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Uh-- maybe you need to read the news, and the reality about Talaq customs...

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Submitted by sara (United States), May 23, 2008 at 16:52

Gems,

I wish some Muslim would FOR A CHANGE stop defending Islam and always being defensive. The strength of a people is their ability to introspect and be self critical. I can show you thousands of examples of this happening around the world, in the name of Islam, maybe not in your US neighborhood! Here is a sample:

Talaq, Talaq, Talaq—Women Suffering In India

Because of the Misuse of Triple Talaq

There is a phenomenon occurring in India at this very moment with the use of three words that torment, create fear and are misused against Muslim women by their husbands, creating such an outcry it is difficult to not find an article in an Indian newspaper almost every day about Triple Talaq. Triple Talaq is a form of divorce that is practiced only amongst Muslims and only the husband can say to his wife, instantly divorcing her and many times leaving her destitute. As an example, a man, who maybe does not like his wife's dinner, or a comment she has made to him, can utter, "Talaq, talaq, talaq," and he will consider the marriage completely over. http://www.wunrn.com/news/2007/10_07/10_01_07/100707_india.htm

CAIRO: An Egyptian woman is seeking clarification from a court on whether her husband's declaration of divorce by text message http://peacefulmuslimah.wordpress.com/2008/01/04/text-message-talaq-egyptian-style/

NEW DELHI - Village elders ordered a Muslim man in eastern India to leave his wife after he accidentally divorced her in his sleep.

http://plancksconstant.org/blog1/2006/03/the_triple_talaq_divorce_and_a.html

The roots of a "cell phone" divorce trace back to the process of talaq in Islamic law. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m6007/is_61/ai_n24960891/pg_26

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