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Reader comment on item: [The American Muslim Council:] 'Mainstream' Muslims?
in response to reader comment: Muslim men and women

Submitted by ak (United States), Aug 17, 2006 at 12:58

Dear Marian,

When you say that women are being opressed, it isn't because of the religion of Islam, but of the culture itself.

I am a muslim girl myself and i feel even freer than the normal western girl. Men respect me because of my intelligence or my personality, not because of how "hot" i look in a mini-skirt. I also don't wear a chadrah, it isn't required in the religion of islam. I wish your two saudi friends to be comfortable.

If you have any questions on how "Islam" treats women rather than the arabian culture, feel free to ask


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