Oh! Ye of little faith....
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Submitted by Farzana Motiwala (United States), Aug 27, 2002 at 14:27When we do not judge the Germans with what Adolf Hitler did, the Christians based on what is happening in Ireland in the name of religion (Jihaad??), why must we judge Muslims with what (we believe) Bin Laden did??
Also, Allah is the Arabic word for God. In addition to that, oh wise people, we all, who believe in ONE GOD, and DO NOT ASSOCIATE ANYONE WITH GOD are MUSLIMS regardless of what religion we follow!! Harsh reality isn't it?
Coming to the OPPRESSED WOMAN SYNDROME... I am a MUSLIM WOMAN, I wear Hijaab (head covering), I work as an accountant, I also attend college and am married to a Muslim man, who I CHOSE. How oppressed am I?? I didn't have to date my husband, live with him for several years, have sex with him prior to marriage or let him grope me for me to decide that i wanted to marry him.
You all are confusing "TRADITION" with Islam. Just because in Nigeria (an African country) they practice female circumsision and ignorantly saying it is ordained in Islam, doesn't mean that is that law. As there are ignorant Christians in Ireland, there are Ignorant Muslims, that is the way of life, but should not be confused to be Islam.
Please do tell me where in the Quraan or Hadith have any of you read about female circumcision? The hadith I read plainly tell that the Man cannot come out of the woman till she gives him permission to do so. Which clearly state that the woman should enjoy the sexual act.
Also these complaints of why Muslim woman are forced to marry young.... I don't hear any complaints from parents whose kids are sexually active at the age of thirteen and are pregnant while in High School. Is that acceptable?.... if so i feel terribly sorry for all of you.
What kind of a world is it where a woman has to feel secure by showing off her body, hair, has to have boob jobs just to feel secure about herself and "to keep her man".
At least the Islam I know keeps me safe, allows me to keep my Maiden name and my wealth that I have aquired. That doesn't seem to be oppression. The only ones opppressed here are you, with your small minds and thoughts. My Islam helps me be who I WANT to be, and not have to worry about sexual harrasment or advances.
I will pray to Allah for you all my brothers and sisters
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