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Murder is murder

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Submitted by Claire (United States), May 3, 2008 at 03:40

Maybe we have to let a bloodthirsty group like this move in before we become angry enough to finally fight. So many Muslims, especially women, cry out that they hate the Sharia law, too, and the injustices perpetrated against women, but even saying this is enough to get them killed.

We hear endless stories of how Muslim men and women have figured workarounds so the religious police don't catch them flirting, and as soon as the iron fist disappears, rock music and Barbie dolls reappear. It's the story of a people who must hide their very repression lest they be killed or worse.

Think of the Pakistani girl who was sentenced to gang rape by religious leaders because her brother dated a woman whose family was wealthier. Women and girls aren't even considered human beings in most Islamic countries.

Of course, the Southern Baptists, Jehovahs Witnesses, Latter-Day Saints, Catholics, and other Christian groups also don't treat women as fully human. They make up little stories about how they place them on a pedestal or want to protect them, and really they enjoy dominating them and limiting them--sidelining them from life. But the Muslims, with female genital mutilation, treating them as lifelong children who have to ask a male's permission and cannot even go into public places. It's very sick, really.


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