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Somebody please talk about or to the women of Islam

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Submitted by Gary Josephson (United States), May 28, 2008 at 18:45

I am desiring to hear some discussion on reaching the women of Islam regarding the Middle East issues.

To be fair, I to want to first to show the intolerances of the West. For example the Spartan women demanded their sons be brought home on a shield rather than the dishonor of showing fear in battle, or Bertold Brecht has a Prussian woman slamming the food down on the table demanding the intimidated kinder to "eat".

Lately, I saw quoted a woman of hezballah talking of a theme similar to the Spartan moms. In my own experience, I have seen a "covered" woman at the swimming pool ignoring her injured and bleeding son while she continued to talk on the cell phone.

Also at the emergency room with my child some very kind "covered" women spoke to me nicely about my careful care of my children as a contrast to the above woman.

Then a Palastinian store owner in my area hosted his mother for a visit who was totally unappreciative of anything done in her behalf and realized that cold blooded killing might have something more to do with mom than all the theology bantered around.

I raised my children to never criticize another child's mother as "fighting words", but i realize this subject is beyond my feeble knowledge and while I can and do regularly converse with the men of Islam the women remain beyond my abilities or sensibilities to converse with. It also appears that the intellectual women I have asked to relate their conversations with garbed women are mostly apologetic and protect these women's rights to modesty to include engaging them in debate.

Can you Daniel Pipes or someone else add some enlightenment or preferably open another front engaging the women of Islam in exploring peace issues.

Thanks,

Gary Josephson

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