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Where does terrorism start?

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Submitted by Revealer of the truth (United States), Oct 17, 2006 at 10:56

Terrorism begins right in every muslim man's own marriage. In islam, woman's duty in marriage is to be "good." "Good' women are obedient to their husbands, "guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and scourge them. Then if they obey you, seek not a way against them. Lo! Allah is ever High, Exalted, Great." (Koran 4:34) This gives men the [eternally and divinely sanctioned] right to scourge their wives! AND TO DECIDE IF THEY GO TO PARADISE! THIS IS A MAN-MADE IDEOLOGY, not coming from the One True God of Israel.

Women are never allowed, under any circumstances, to leave uncovered any part of her body for a stranger to see. This includes her arms, legs, her head of hair..etc The stranger is defined as anyone whom she could legally marry if she were not married, as indicated in the Koran. "[Tell the believing women] not to reveal their adornments except to their husbands, their fathers, their husband's fathers, their sons, their husband's sons, their brothers or their brother's sons, or their sister's sons, or their (Muslim) women or the (female) slaves, or old male servants who lack vigor, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex." (al-Nur 31).

Women are more sensitive to their own body than men are and, in general, are more inclined to faithfulness than men, since the sex drive is nowhere near as strong in females as in males. However, one could say that there is nearly a hysteria of culture to prevent women from committing adultery, which abjectly overlooks the males own testosterone-led tendencies.

No Muslim male believes that her veil will do the trick in preventing her adultery, since they believe women are so inclined by nature to wander. They project their own sexual drives and lusts onto the women. The fact is, women DO NOT have the desire to go to bed with other than their husbands. It is the Muslim men who cannot trust, because it is they who are filled with lusts for women. Their solution? The veil.

Christian doctrine says that the eyes and the ears are the senses through which adultery is committed, even before the heart or the sexual organs have followed astray. The covering of the head will do nothing if the heart is lustful. What do Muslim men do about sexual sins? Pornography is rampant among Muslim men, but they will never admit this. Let us not forget that watching belly dancing is still a part of many Muslim men's entertainment.

According to the Koran, each person is responsible for his own sins, and bears the guilt of his own sin. Then, we ask, why don't Muslim men control their own eyes and lusts? Why do they need to cover the women, if they are responsible for their own lust? And why is it that they do not ask Allah for the purity of heart needed to live righteously without such sins? I cannot see where men take any responsibility for looking upon a woman purely, other than to cover her with hot robes and clothes, and stuff her away in her home.

Many, many women have wrongfully been accused of adultery, and because little proof is required other than the husband's suspicion, women suffered. The man inflicts the penalty upon the woman, and it is indeed a harsh one, ending in her death in most cases.

Jesus is recorded in the Gospel of Matthew as having said, "Everyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart."(Matthew 5:28) Muhammad took it further in stating that, "All mankind has its share in adultery, whether they desired it or not."

The Islamic emphasis on women's chastity is to control her every move, put her under a veil, monitor her social contacts, and permit her no freedom apart from a male relative. The emphasis in Islam is on the external, while Christianity's emphasis is on the internal, i.e., the need for purification of one's thoughts. Muslims will argue it is a sign of her freedom in Islam, but non-Muslims see the veil as exactly the opposite.

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