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Submitted by helen (United Kingdom), Aug 26, 2009 at 06:26

Firstly beheading is not allowed in Islam. Just because you may have seen a muslim beaheading in iraq or arghanistan this does not mean it is from islam. Just at fornication is not from christianity but many christians do actually participate. The reason in a court od law that a woman witness is only worth half on a man is that women are viewed as much more sensitive emotional beings, and this could get in the way of the actual facts.

What you say about the rape issue is completely incorrect, i think that you must view the punishment systems in saudi and from the taliban as sharia and this is just not the case at all.I dont understand why if you do not commit any crimes you would be scared of sharia?There are literelly hundreds of people every day in the west reverting to islam, male and female, and this is certainly not by the sword! Afghanistan does not have any oil reserves that is correct but are you not aware of the gas pipeline that needs to be run through afghanistan? A deal that was actually brokered by america with the taliban just before the 2001 invasion?

With regards to 3 wives...1400 years ago there was no council houses, income support or tax credits for the widows or single mothers (and we all no that there are plenty of single mothers in the west, mainly who dont actually know who the father of their baby is!)The only way that women could get money for their children is by begging or prostitution. The prophet muhammed did have more than one wife but only after his first wife khadija(who he was married to for 24years passed away).The women he did actually marry were not young attractive beautiful women, they were older women with many children in tow. He simply did this for the reward as these women were now safe. Nowhere in islam doe sit say women cant drive, please prove this to me, this is just another saudi culture issue not taken from islam.

With regards to women being covered when they leave the home... do you ever see women raping men? If you took a set of twins and dressed one in a little mini shirt and low cut top and the other covered modestly, and sent them down the street where there were men, who do you think would get all the perverted sexual remarks?

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