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Good Muslims VS horrible things that some muslims do

Reader comment on item: Female Desire and Islamic Trauma
in response to reader comment: the koran and islamists culture mess up something as wonderful as sex.

Submitted by Sarah (Australia), Mar 6, 2010 at 07:44

I live in Australia and have muslim friends. There were plenty of Australian Muslims who spoke out about the stupid comments made by that cleric, and plenty of Muslim families that would die if they thought their sons viewed females that way. I understand peoples anger at what SOME people do behind the veil of Gods permission, but it takes it a bit far to suggest there is no normal dating or romance. Normal as I would see it, and the way I would want it, maybe not, but that does not make it unhealthy or wrong, but normal is pretty narrow and specific to each place and as I understand it the media reports on the sensational stuff not how Jo Average lives his life, so is hardly reflective of how most Muslims live. I have met the cleric you are talking about and I asked him why he would defend boys who act like "dogs" when he also speaks about the importance of self control in being a good muslim and asked him if raising a muslim son meant raising a dog with no self control how could they be a good muslim if they lacked the all important self control?

He told me as an infidel female I could never understand that the west perverts good men and I told him that obviously "good" muslim morals were not enough to save them from their baser animal instincts. Its all to easy to blame problems on the "bad other" be it religon or other cultural influences. He is a grand stander whos arguments fall apart quite easily when you talk to him and his comments harm good people who just happen to be muslim.


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