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Friday, October 20, 2006

 

Misogynistic Muslims



Soon after President Pervez Musharraf's failed attempt to amend Pakistan's rape laws (under Hudood Ordinances) in the face of opposition from Muslim religious groups, comes news from India about a woman who was raped by her father-in-law and is now considered by some Muslim clerics and scholars to be unfit to live with her husband. Amazing that such cave-age customs are still alive and well. What is it about Islam that condones grossly repressive practices against women -- hatred or fear ?

The heinous custom of FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) is still prevalent among Muslim communities in Sudan and other African countries. It is said to be a "cultural practice, not a religious practice".


This is from Times of India:


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