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Reader comment on item: Linda Sarsour, The Left's Latest Star
in response to reader comment: Islam must accept apostasy as an option, or it will never be feminist (or even fair)

Submitted by Prashant (United States), Feb 7, 2017 at 20:44

Dear Dr Pipes: A lot of Islamic clergy wants to stick to the original Islamic code. For example, minority Indian Muslims under the influence of whatever the mullahs teach them want polygamy and triple-talaq divorces to perpetuate forever.

On top of that we have modern parents --even many Muslims-- who provide their daughters with best possible education so their earning power is just as high as that of their potential husbands. And some times even higher.

On further top of that we have Quran 4:34 as quoted by your reader CT that allows men to discipline their wives and be in charge of them by the decree of Allah who knows the best and cannot be questioned.

This is all well and good but when I juxtapose all these ideas together, they almost become hilarious. Imagine a man with four wives all making more money than him, all obedient to him but he fearing arrogance from all of them. Then imagine him forsaking some of them in bed and occasionally striking them if needed. All this will make hell of a lot of a soap opera.

I don't know what part of the above doctrines forbids this soap opera from happening in real life.

I think the only remedy is in admitting that the scriptures are for guideline only and they need not be (or cannot be) taken literally. But if we admit that then Muslims will have to make real good friends with dhimmies and Israel will not be allowed to be pushed into the ocean. Basically we are in a mess full of contradictions. Don't know what to do.

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