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Submitted by true believer (India), May 4, 2006 at 03:00

Dear me,

Islam is responsible for providing the "legitimate" framework and religious sanction for polygamy, child marriages, temporary marraiges, honor killings, violence against non moslems so on and so forth. And the bulk of the religious moslem leaders and scholars who justify these by quoting from the Koran and Hadiths validates this very fact. How many moslems marry again because his wife is sick ? My faith calls on a husband and wife to be together in sickness and good health. I may choose to sleep with 100 women as you said but I don't quote my prophets or from Holy Bible or use my faith to justify that. I never say that my God sanctioned me to do this and I am doing this in his name.

What about those healthy and wealthy moslem women who have got sick husbands or who can afford to keep more men ? Islam is conveniently best for the privileged few men who can get away with things that are crimes in our societies. Early societies and old religions had concept of polygamy and child marriages and even bizarre things like human sacrifices. But they adapted to the changing times, changed their practices for the better and passed laws to prevent these mistakes. While you continue shut your eyes to the truth and continue your age old practices and be proud of it. Not that it cannot be done in moslem countries. Turkey did it very successfully. I know how your true moslems enjoy in Dubai and Bahrain.

Just to cite a small example Imrana, a 28 year old Muslim woman and mother of 5 children from a small village in Muzaffarnagar in India. After she was raped by her father-in-law, the clerics decreed that she had to leave her husband and five children while the rapist father-in-law was let off the hook. These clerics were not some small time local mollas but the Darul Uloom of Deoband one of the major schools of Islam in the sub continent. None of the moslem religious organizations in the nation condemned it or demanded that the father in law be brought to the book. Instead the Ulemas (learned ones)at the Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has ruled that a woman raped by her father-in-law could not be allowed to live with her husband any longer and issuing a fatwa (decree) that her staying with her husband Noor Elahi has become untenable as per the Islamic law after the rape as per the Sharia laws. This decision was also supported by the Muslim Law Board which is the apex decision-making body of the moslem community in India. In spite of being a minority in India, moslem mollas behave in such an irresponsible manner. I don’t have to say how they will behave in Islamic countries. Remember the poor teenage girl who was hanged in Iran tor trying to defend herself against rape.

Perfect example of perfect religion and social system eh ? Best to be applied universally. Moslems are what Islam makes them. So next time think twice before pointing your dirty finger at us.

Submitting....

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