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Domestic abuse of Muslim woman

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Submitted by Durendal (Netherlands), Feb 18, 2009 at 07:09

Is more a result of a patriarchal culture then a direct result of Islamic scripture. Of course one can argue that a patriarchal society is what Islam wishes to establish.But so do the two other Abrahamic religions of Judaism and Christianity. Also in Hinduism the treatment of woman is extremely poor and honor killings are also rampant.

So we cannot argue that somehow it's unique to Muslims or Islam.What can be said is that Islam does not teach males to respect woman or see them as equal human beings.But again, so do the other major religions.This violence against woman is transmitted to the next generation as they grow up with only examples of weak and irrelevant mothers.Hatred for woman is what lies at the core, which is certainly not convined to Islam but which it certainly doesn't cure either.

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