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Shariah/Quran#4.34/The Women

Reader comment on item: [Paul H. Robinson:] U Penn Prof for Shari'a

Submitted by bones1420 (United States), Jul 27, 2004 at 17:56

[4.34] "Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property; the good women are therefore obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded; and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them; then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them; surely Allah is High, Great."


Mr. Pipes, though I'm in full agreement with you on this subject, you've got to give the U Penn Professor a passing grade for his efforts. I would ask if his impressive resume includes the reading of the Quran? I'll be most interested in the final outcome and specifically whether or not he can convince an Islamic Shariah Society that the only possible means of proclaiming...men are NOT the maintainers of women and it is not permissible to beat them...would be thru deletion of Quran chapter and verse #4.34.

Our everyday lives are being (violently) challenged by a group of Islamfascists that not only beat their women in practice, it is written into their shariah law. Any modernization of Islamic Law (or any verbal counter-offensive to Islamaterrorism) must include challenging the validity of any TRUTH whatsoever, in Quran#4.34.

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