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Reader comment on item: Something Rotten in Denmark?
in response to reader comment: LISTEN ALL CHRISTIANS AND NON-MUSLIMS

Submitted by Sarah (Sweden), Mar 30, 2006 at 15:55

(Mandy said: the one thing we have got is freedom so if we did'nt like the way we live we have the choice to change it, that really is something I think you don't have the power to do.)

Mandy we also have the freedom to live the way we want. If you don't believe me, please mention 10 things that a Christian woman can do, but a Muslim woman can't.

And Mandy, Justme, Danish/American, even if we're not happy, we don't want YOU to teach us freedom, for there are many aspects in the western concept of women's lib, that do not seem to be very positive to us. If freedom means access to education, healthcare, all sphere of live, all kinds of respectable jobs, equal treatment in the society, women's empowerment and other positive issues then we're surely heading towards achieving those things . But if it includes freedom to be undressed, freedom to sleep around, freedom to enjoy homosexual relations, freedom to give birth to children outside marriage etc., then I don't think any Muslim woman would want that. Why they won't want that, I can explain that to you. (But not now, may be later, when I have time).

So, Mandy, even if our society needs to be changed, WE, the Muslim women will do that.. and without your help, thank you. We have started doing that already. Its a silent revolution, but very positive, its being done without challanging the religious beliefs and fighting with the men. Most of the Muslim men are with us (with a few exceptions of couse, and that is very natural). Muslim women are not as helpless and naive as you think they are... can't you feel that?

P.S. only a few days back we had long debates on women's rights in different religions. If you want to start it all over again, I'm ready for that. But that wouldn't bring 100% pleasant words about the condition of western women either.

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