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Death of a woman in Iran and unsustainability of Islam

Reader comment on item: Ban the Burqa - and the Niqab Too

Submitted by Prashant (India), Sep 19, 2022 at 05:58

Dear Dr Pipes,
A woman died in police custody in Iran. Her apparent crime was that she had not covered herself to Muslim men's specifications. As a result, Iranian women are protesting on the streets and furling their hijabs in the air like flags. I have included a citation below.

In my culture, men are told to lower their gaze when they see an exceedingly beautiful or more exposed or otherwise unsuitable woman. Islam, instead, forces women to wrap themselves from head to toe. And, under the right circumstances, Islam encourages men to capture and divide women as prizes for bravery (I'm not cooking it up. It is described in the Quran and Hadits).

I must admire the Ayatollahs, though, for doing some great things in Iran toward science and technology. Iran can boast of some world class technology universities whose graduates we can find in the academia and industry around the world. These universities have also produced some highest caliber women scientists, engineers, and mathematicians in the last two or three decades.

This brings me to my main point of this message. Smart and educated women and Hijabs do not go together. Nor do modern women jibe too well with polygamy. Nor with unbalanced rights on inheritance. The kind of Islam that is defined in the Quran and the hadits and that is advocated by the mullahs and Ayatollahs is not sustainable any more. This kind of Islam will collapse under its own weight due to economic and societal pressures. We must accelerate this collapse by politely highlighting the cracks in the structure.

And, while we do it, let us bid tons of good luck to the Mullas. They will need every little ounce of it.

Ref: https://www.foxnews.com/world/iranian-women-protest-government-treatment-females-remove-hijab


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