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Being brave won't set these women free in Islam. Hisotrically, bravery usually causes them major setbacks

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Submitted by Passing By (United States), May 19, 2010 at 03:49

I wrote a short about being a Modern Muslima in Islam in another forum and I will post here also. I don't know that I am truly understanding the "Affirmative Action" claim, but I do think there is a plot to make Islam seem more mainstream and acceptable to those who truly don't understand what is in that book.

Below is my answer to someone saying it's ok to be modern and half dressed in Islam because they do it in America (they were referring to Dearborn, Michigan and the way Muslim women dress in the summertime). I also answered to the Miss USA's claims of being a moderate in her religion and embracing other religions.

Islamic Modernism

Go to Saudi Arabia where it's 100x hotter and watch what happens if youre a female not wrapped up all day when your outside of your home.

It's not part of their religion to be unwrapped. They can whine all day about being "Modern" all they want in America, but it's not a part of their religious obligations. And there is nothing wrong with having religious obligations.

I know Christians that don't follow their religious rules all day, everyday, but the difference between the two is that the Muslims wanna kill and oppress each other over it. That's why they leave and come here. They don't like being forced to follow it's rules so restrictively and without being able to make personal choices.

The problem I have with moderates of any religion is that they just flip on you too fast. When it suites their needs, their religious views trump anything they deem "bad" that you may be doing in their opinion. But in the meantime, until you offend them, your fine. Be dedicated or never preach at me is my motto.

There is no modernism in Islam, that's what you don't understand, and it's also what the new Miss USA is gonna find out as she travels and gets lectured by faithful Muslims (it's gonna happen) and she's gonna need answers as to why she fails at being a dedicated Muslima. The hypocrisy is great and I feel sorry for her already. The Middle Eastern press is already boiling over at what she said and how she dressed. Your never gonna find a burka with a split up the side to show some leg, or a backless abaya. If you do, good for them, they are evolving.

You will notice the Muslim that truly follow their religion have had nothing to say on this thread as they usually do on other threads pertaining to anything slightly Islamic, and I actually find it very telling because it shows who is faithful and understands their book, and who really isn't. They know they cannot approve what she is currently doing because of how she got to it. It's the equivalent of Christians approving a rainbow day parade and party on church grounds. How do you answer to that with the Bible in your hands?

I'm happy for her and hope she enjoys her ride this year without any troubles, but it's inevitable that she will have to answer to some of her peers.

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