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in response to reader comment: Islam must accept apostasy as an option, or it will never be feminist (or even fair)

Submitted by Prashant (United States), Feb 7, 2017 at 20:44

Dear Dr Pipes: A lot of Islamic clergy wants to stick to the original Islamic code. For example, minority Indian Muslims under the influence of whatever the mullahs teach them want polygamy and triple-talaq divorces to perpetuate forever.

On top of that we have modern parents --even many Muslims-- who provide their daughters with best possible education so their earning power is just as high as that of their potential husbands. And some times even higher.

On further top of that we have Quran 4:34 as quoted by your reader CT that allows men to discipline their wives and be in charge of them by the decree of Allah who knows the best and cannot be questioned.

This is all well and good but when I juxtapose all these ideas together, they almost become hilarious. Imagine a man with four wives all making more money than him, all obedient to him but he fearing arrogance from all of them. Then imagine him forsaking some of them in bed and occasionally striking them if needed. All this will make hell of a lot of a soap opera.

I don't know what part of the above doctrines forbids this soap opera from happening in real life.

I think the only remedy is in admitting that the scriptures are for guideline only and they need not be (or cannot be) taken literally. But if we admit that then Muslims will have to make real good friends with dhimmies and Israel will not be allowed to be pushed into the ocean. Basically we are in a mess full of contradictions. Don't know what to do.


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2Palestinian Linda Sarsour Loves Dead American Jews [101 words]RobertFeb 23, 2017 13:06236924
1Meaning of Sarsour in Arabic [6 words]MikeFeb 9, 2017 19:16236561
4Linda "Terrorist" Sarsour [289 words]RobertFeb 9, 2017 15:00236555
1Sarsour [24 words]
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ShmayahFeb 6, 2017 20:05236455
ISLAMOMARXISTS ARE DOUBLE DEADLY FASCISTS [209 words]Ann InquirerFeb 5, 2017 12:30236380
The Devolution of American Icons [113 words]DaveFeb 4, 2017 20:09236314
Islam must accept apostasy as an option, or it will never be feminist (or even fair) [122 words]C TFeb 4, 2017 12:57236306
1It almost gets hilarious [271 words]PrashantFeb 7, 2017 20:44236306
Sarsour's Amuse bouche [68 words]Susana MoskowitzFeb 4, 2017 11:14236302
A few cards missing [30 words]Michael SFeb 4, 2017 07:06236295
Left's rising star [48 words]Linda SarsourFeb 3, 2017 19:40236277
Will The Real Linda Sarsour Wear a Burqa or Niqab? [203 words]Mike RamirezFeb 4, 2017 19:57236277
Comment on Linda Sarsour article [17 words]dianne gallenFeb 5, 2017 18:54236277
1Islam is (also) a political party [188 words]PrashantFeb 6, 2017 22:19236277
Boudoir babes. [50 words]donqpublicFeb 3, 2017 12:02236273
1She's a walking, talking endorsement of Trump's ban, or of it being extended [47 words]AnonFeb 3, 2017 09:16236271
1Sarsour should not be showing her face [228 words]
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Mike RamirezFeb 3, 2017 07:38236270
Linda Sarsur [10 words]Michael LermanFeb 3, 2017 00:57236260
Find the Money Sources [25 words]DENNIS ALLEN DURKOPFeb 3, 2017 00:17236259
1Linda Sarsour, pen name [32 words]
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baruchFeb 2, 2017 23:51236258
A Rose by any other Name...... [78 words]Pied PiperFeb 5, 2017 12:27236258
1Careful [29 words]
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Dan SimonFeb 2, 2017 22:44236254

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