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Submitted by bos (United Kingdom), Apr 2, 2008 at 07:20

I dont want to run through your whole comment taking issue with everything, I just wanted to suggest to you that the cultural/religious distinction in terms of the basis for subjegation of women in many islamic communities (east and west) is probably irrelevent to a teenage iranian being hung for unislamic activity.

If the distinction is real (and in some technical respects it is and isnt) then those who perceive that should be engaged in conflict with muslims who they perceive as being 'unislamic' in their oppresssion of women. After all if the west objects to mysogyny in muslim communities should that not make us allies of Muslims who object to cultural mysogeny practiced by nominal muslims?

When people react to attacks on obvious injustice by demeaning the cultural/theological comprehension of the concerned party, they are basically saying that being ignorant of these niceties is a more pressing injustice. Surely that cant be endorsed by someone without an agenda?

can I ask which islamic countries you lived in? and am i right that it was in the sixties, or have i read it wrong?

Peace

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