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womens rights in muslim nations

Reader comment on item: The Evil Isn't Islam
in response to reader comment: What is Good About Islam?

Submitted by craig (United States), Sep 26, 2008 at 16:04

i for one am disgusted with the ways women are treated in these muslim nations..." In case of sexual crimes such as zina (fornication), for both men and women four witnesses are required to testify that they have seen the accused individuals having intercourse, in the eyes of the islamic law if the woman committs zina and as a result becomes pregnant she cannot be tried for zina if four witnesses are not available. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_Islam)

hypothetical situation..that has probably happened 100s of times...
;so a woman gets raped by 4 upstanding muslim individuals for not wearing the proper bland muslim garb over her entire body. and when she tells the police the 4 rapists all say she wanted to have sex with them. she becomes pregnant from one of the men. she is put to death for her crime of being raped and not having 4 witnesses on her side.

makes sense huh?

i cannot stand these muslim ideologies not because i dont understand them or i havent read the Quran in entirety in arabic but because it goes against the basic human nature of fairness for all humans. men are not greater than women and likewise wome are not above men.

"In Pakistan, at least 100 women are raped each day in Karachi alone, according to Police Surgeon Dr Zulfiqar Siya" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_Islam)

imagine how many of these women have 4 wittnesses on their side?? imagine if it was you, even as a man you can get raped..if you dont have 4 wittnesses..allah prevails


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