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I know "who" could change Islam-not the Pope!

Reader comment on item: Pope Benedict XVI and the Koran

Submitted by Pigfoot (United States), Jan 18, 2006 at 13:21

Islam is a loose unguided religion with no popes or bishops. I also doubt seriously the religiosity of many Muslim men who probably claim otherwise. But I don't doubt their interest and championing of the the Shariah. The Shariah (Islamic religious law) seems to transcend geographical boundries and the different languages. I see this "law" as the backbone of Islam and the main thrust of this "law" seems to be the complete subjugation of women.

As a man, I feel that protecting my women from other men is indeed a good thing. Being cuckholded, I have heard, is not a good thing. Why then would any Muslim man wish a change? Also, why then does the poor Iraqi or Iranian woman wish to wear a black, thick cloak in July? Only when they throw aside the cloaks will change begin. Women's suffrage is only a recent thing in the West.

Perhap in today's new flattened world (borrowing from Thomas Freidman) things will come about quicker.

The above is a portion of my thesis that all things social, political and religious have a nexus. And the starting point of this schematic may be the rooms where one lives, in particular, the bedroom.

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