Do Not Stop Sharing This Until Every Person Who Cares About Women Sees This 3 years ago 82 Comments Honor Diaries- exclusive extended clip. Johan-Johlean McCarthy Thank you for sharing this….one of the things I as a man cannot understand ….why are women treated like this…this is so wonderful to see so many women from all over the world getting together and sharing ideas….hope you all the best 🙂 Neel Knight This is indeed a good start and hopefully the world would start becoming a little more better place for half its population! However, I wonder why the organizers failed to take cognizance of these honour killings, abuses, etc. which are rampant in India, especially in its northern states 🙁 Keith Taylor Any man who harms any girl or woman in any way, for any reason other than self-defence should be turned into compost. Nicole Robles all I have ever wanted in my life was to help others that cannot help themselves educate others. please help me do this contact me nicole robles San Antonio Texas 210 – 619 – 6265. please help me help others thank you Aggarwal Farmer mr.neel and to others don’t make too much ho ha.see usa and uk first…….. Fay Bradbury Mr. Agarwal Indians are becoming more and more violent towards their women ! They need to be educated !! We have equal rights to live on this planet and we cannot because of stupid religious beliefs that men created for their own advantage! E.G. Jyoti Singh!! Isabelle Great work, beautiful ladies! In my humble opinion, you could use some men too to speak up for women’s rights. Imagine the impact a man’s voice would have on men when talking about violence against women. The problem is that violence against women is seen as a women’s problem, where actually it is a men’s problem. Men who sympathise with women’s rights very often go no further then ‘it’s horrible’ or ‘good luck in your battle’. But it takes a very brave man to actually stand up and speak up. I would like to share with you one of the best Ted Talks I have ever seen. It takes a bout 20mins to watch it, but so worth the time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTvSfeCRxe8 Rino Bans but the big question is, can anyone change the contents of the qur-an? which is bases of all justified aggression against women? Dee Walker Real honour comes from within every living thing on this planet – these MEN & Sometimes MOTHERS in religions & cultures that try to bestow an honour on others are only lacking in their own self worth – In the Book of Proverbs 6:16-19, among the verses traditionally associated with King Solomon, it states that the Lord specifically regards “six things the Lord hateth, and seven that are an abomination unto Him”, namely: A proud look A lying tongue Hands that shed innocent blood A heart that devises wicked plots Feet that are swift to run into mischief A deceitful witness that uttereth lies Him that soweth discord among brethren think all that applies to these heathens Dee Walker no Rino, you can’t change the text anymore than you can change the Bible – but what you can change is attitude and interpretation – had you listened to the video it clearly states that no -where in the Qu- ran does it say to circumcise women….. Circumcision is a medical procedure for men who can’t move their foreskin to clean themselves properly – generally speaking lekshmi “Men who sympathise with women’s rights very often go no further then ‘it’s horrible’ or ‘good luck in your battle’. But it takes a very brave man to actually stand up and speak up.”- Beautifully and accurately put, Isabelle. I hail from India, and can say with confidence that the plight of women in this second most populated country is not any better than in Islamic nations.Sad when you think this is when we live in a digital era! Honor violence,gender discrimination,shaming, labelling and bullying, dowry harasassment are common and women often suffer in silence as she has no place to return to once is married off.Even today in many Hindu families menstruating women are shut away in isolation in special rooms and are immediately married off to the best choice as the parents perceive as many parents take their daughters to be burdens that they should sooner or later get rid off…And then there are men like Mr. Aggarwal, who would say ” Dont make a ho-ha” Dont do dramas”!!!! ( Ofcourse as men folks they know what to do with their women, who by default are possessions and slaves in every manner. Loku Arachi One can’t simply put the blame on 1.6+ billion muslims just for few communities which do blacksheep. Loku Arachi Women’s Rights according to Islam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wd7c4OPi_UY Loku Arachi Question: Why does Islam degrade women by keeping them behind the veil? Answer: The status of women in Islam is often the target of attacks in the secular media. The ‘hijab’ or the Islamic dress is cited by many as an example of the ‘subjugation’ of women under Islamic law. Before we analyze the reasoning behind the religiously mandated ‘hijab’, let us first study the status of women in societies before the advent of Islam 1. In the past women were degraded and used as objects of lust The following examples from history amply illustrate the fact that the status of women in earlier civilizations was very low to the extent that they were denied basic human dignity: 1. Babylonian Civilization: The women were degraded and were denied all rights under the Babylonian law. If a man murdered a woman, instead of him being punished, his wife was put to death. 2. Greek Civilization: Greek Civilization is considered the most glorious of all ancient civilizations. Under this very ‘glorious’ system, women were deprived of all rights and were looked down upon. In Greek mythology, an ‘imaginary woman’ called ‘Pandora’ is the root cause of misfortune of human beings. The Greeks considered women to be subhuman and inferior to men. Though chastity of women was precious, and women were held in high esteem, the Greeks were later overwhelmed by ego and sexual perversions. Prostitution became a regular practice amongst all classes of Greek society. 3. Roman Civilization: When Roman Civilization was at the zenith of its ‘glory’, a man even had the right to take the life of his wife. Prostitution and nudity were common amongst the Romans. 4. Egyptian Civilization: The Egyptian considered women evil and as a sign of a devil. 5. Pre-Islamic Arabia: Before Islam spread in Arabia, the Arabs looked down upon women and very often when a female child was born, she was buried alive. 2. Islam uplifted women and gave them equality and expects them to maintain their status. Islam uplifted the status of women and granted them their just rights 1400 years ago. Islam expects women to maintain their status. Hijab for men People usually only discuss ‘hijab’ in the context of women. However, in the Glorious Qur’an, Allah (swt) first mentions ‘hijab’ for men before ‘hijab’ for the women. The Qur’an mentions in Surah Noor: “Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty: that will make for greater purity for them: and Allah is well acquainted with all that they do.” [Al-Qur’an 24:30] The moment a man looks at a woman and if any brazen or unashamed thought comes to his mind, he should lower his gaze. Hijab for women. The next verse of Surah Noor, says: “ And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands’ fathers, their sons…” [Al-Qur’an 24:31] 3. Six criteria for Hijab. According to Qur’an and Sunnah there are basically six criteria for observing hijab: 1. Extent: The first criterion is the extent of the body that should be covered. This is different for men and women. The extent of covering obligatory on the male is to cover the body at least from the navel to the knees. For women, the extent of covering obligatory is to cover the complete body except the face and the hands upto the wrist. If they wish to, they can cover even these parts of the body. Some scholars of Islam insist that the face and the hands are part of the obligatory extent of ‘hijab’. 1. All the remaining five criteria are the same for men and women. 2. The clothes worn should be loose and should not reveal the figure. 3. The clothes worn should not be transparent such that one can see through them. 4. The clothes worn should not be so glamorous as to attract the opposite sex. 5. The clothes worn should not resemble that of the opposite sex. 6. The clothes worn should not resemble that of the unbelievers i.e. they should not wear clothes that are specifically identities or symbols of the unbelievers’ religions. 4. Hijab includes conduct and behaviour among other things Complete ‘hijab’, besides the six criteria of clothing, also includes the moral conduct, behaviour, attitude and intention of the individual. A person only fulfilling the criteria of ‘hijab’ of the clothes is observing ‘hijab’ in a limited sense. ‘Hijab’ of the clothes should be accompanied by ‘hijab’ of the eyes, ‘hijab’ of the heart, ‘hijab’ of thought and ‘hijab’ of intention. It also includes the way a person walks, the way a person talks, the way he behaves, etc. 5. Hijab prevents molestation The reason why Hijab is prescribed for women is mentioned in the Qur’an in the following verses of Surah Al-Ahzab: “O Prophet! Tell thy wives and daughters, and the believing women that they should cast their outer garments over their persons (when abroad); that is most convenient, that they should be known (as such) and not molested. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [Al-Qur’an 33:59] The Qur’an says that Hijab has been prescribed for the women so that they are recognized as modest women and this will also prevent them from being molested. 6. Example of twin sisters Suppose two sisters who are twins, and who are equally beautiful, walk down the street. One of them is attired in the Islamic hijab i.e. the complete body is covered, except for the face and the hands up to the wrists. The other sister is wearing western clothes, a mini skirt or shorts. Just around the corner there is a hooligan or ruffian who is waiting for a catch, to tease a girl. Whom will he tease? The girl wearing the Islamic Hijab or the girl wearing the skirt or the mini? Naturally he will tease the girl wearing the skirt or the mini. Such dresses are an indirect invitation to the opposite sex for teasing and molestation. The Qur’an rightly says that hijab prevents women from being molested. 7. Capital punishment for the rapists Under the Islamic shariah, a man convicted of having raped a woman, is given capital punishment. Many are astonished at this ‘harsh’ sentence. Some even say that Islam is a ruthless, barbaric religion! I have asked a simple question to hundreds of non-Muslim men. Suppose, God forbid, someone rapes your wife, your mother or your sister. You are made the judge and the rapist is brought in front of you. What punishment would you give him? All of them said they would put him to death. Some went to the extent of saying they would torture him to death. To them I ask, if someone rapes your wife or your mother you want to put him to death. But if the same crime is committed on somebody else’s wife or daughter you say capital punishment is barbaric. Why should there be double standards? 8. Western society falsely claims to have uplifted women Western talk of women’s liberalization is nothing but a disguised form of exploitation of her body, degradation of her soul, and deprivation of her honour. Western society claims to have ‘uplifted’ women. On the contrary it has actually degraded them to the status of concubines, mistresses and society butterflies who are mere tools in the hands of pleasure seekers and sex marketeers, hidden behind the colourful screen of ‘art’ and ‘culture’. 9. USA has one of the highest rates of rape United States of America is supposed to be one of the most advanced countries of the world. It also has one of the highest rates of rape in any country in the world. According to a FBI report, in the year 1990, every day on an average 1756 cases of rape were committed in U.S.A alone. Later another report said that on an average everyday 1900 cases of rapes are committed in USA. The year was not mentioned. May be it was 1992 or 1993. May be the Americans got ‘bolder’ in the following years. Consider a scenario where the Islamic hijab is followed in America. Whenever a man looks at a woman and any brazen or unashamed thought comes to his mind, he lowers his gaze. Every woman wears the Islamic hijab, that is the complete body is covered except the face and the hands upto the wrist. After this if any man commits rape he is given capital punishment. I ask you, in such a scenario, will the rate of rape in America increase, will it remain the same, or will it decrease? 10. Implementation of Islamic Shariah will reduce the rate of rapes Naturally as soon as Islamic Shariah is implemented positive results will be inevitable. If Islamic Shariah is implemented in any part of the world, whether it is America or Europe, society will breathe easier. Hijab does not degrade a woman but uplifts a woman and protects her modesty and chastity. KameleonKarma I hope this gains more followers and courageous women! Toasty Of course you can. The treatment of women is codified in the Koran. Muslims choose to follow this stone age ideology therefore they are all to blame. Allan Ramos Women’s here in the Philippines is quite lucky compared to other countries. Women’s here can drive, go to schools, go to politics and have their freedom on what they want to be. Thanks for this article. Fatima Loku Arachi thank you for your superb explaination of the hijab. I hope it will bring clarity and and greater tolerance to those who are ignorant of Islam yet are quick to judge negatively. SS Reality Check That was very informative and interesting to read – thank you. I do challenge a couple of points (eg; in India girl children are STILL being killed for being born a girl, Egyptian women were quite liberated as were Roman and Greek women depending on the region – take a look at ancient Athens. All were allowed to own property and walk the streets without an escort…) From my own point of view as a very liberated western woman the only thing I have issue with is the idea that chastity and modesty have anything to do with the ‘goodness’ of a person. Perhaps because I’m not religious myself, I struggle to understand why a person’s sexuality (sexual behaviour, choice of sexual partner, sexual orientation) has anything to do with spiritual belief. To put it another way – I don’t know why you would think a woman is brought down by making choices about her own body – can you explain it? Your example of the twin sisters – would it not be better to stand up for yourself against the ruffian than modify your dress because of his poor behaviour? I have been in this situation many times in my life and every time I have faced and dismissed a ‘ruffian’ I have grown stronger and the next time was easier. As to the ruffians – surely being met on equal footing and dismissed is a more powerful message and certainly doesn’t reinforce their perception that they have the right to tease or harass other people, regardless of gender or anything else. Once again – thank you for taking the time to write all that and explain your position. Misla Women must stand together… that is the only way jasmeen errrrrrrrr you wrong, in Koran Women have their own right! please do not m iex culture in Koran… u need to stop jduging if you dont read and understand culture and Koran….. its a male nature to be a leader and a good leader will no harm to a women………. culture make people mix with religion………… Toasty Errrrrrr you brainwashed. You have exactly half the rights of your male cult members. Read your own book Jasmeen. Any culture that treats its women as chattels is not actually a culture. Ariel Escasa And men must stand with them. Genet I am proud to be a woman , we are the strongest creation God created , we are the shoulder of human life from giving birth to support family in all sence ,a family without a woman is nothing , I admier the courage of this women’s !!! They are amazing , strong and coragouse!! Let’s put our voices together its time now !! Love u all !! fasterhorses Isabelle wrote “The problem is that violence against women is seen as a women’s problem, where actually it is a men’s problem.” I feel that it is *everyone’s* problem. efesgirl Too many people in those countries and in the USA are so utterly and completely BRAINWASHED, STUPID, SUPERSTITIOUS and incapable of understanding that what they do is WRONG. They are the ones who are truly weak. efesgirl If only, Keith…if only! Mustafa Kemal Sadly biased. Female circumcision is also common in Christian countries such as Ethiopia. It’s not about Islam, never has been. Grant McFarlane can we impose a standard on another? in Western world abortion taught that devalues life . Feminist are not the weaker link. Female are taught the baby has no value. Abortion is a woman right alone. Boy has 0 say in the matter. Taught @ age 13- 15 if she had a baby she could have an abortion. The child is not considered an adult, to be held accountable, to vote, to drink to fight for country. Abortions in USA are 3361 per day x 365= 1226806 per year. http://www.numberofabortions.com Because society acceptable abortion as a whole, while the baby has no rights. Abortion rates speak volume. 10 years a substantial lobby – focus group 15000000 people have aborted a baby. Erica Beck come on Facebook users .Keep this one going. This abuse from those who are so afraid of women that they feel they must destroy them HAS TO STOP! We are over 50% of the world’s population and we do most of the work yet do not have the same rights everywhere. There is NO reason for it!! lisa komodromos Threatened, beaten, ex-communicated, raped, doused in acid, for telling the truth!!?? This is a very moving article, which touches my soul. Simi Aggarwal ji, I do not understand why it bothers you if anyone is saying anything. As an Indian you should be first one to raise voice against such things. Because Durga, Laxmi, Saraswati are females and are worshiped. After birth of a daughter we say, “Laxmi has arrived” then why don’t we respect our daughters, sisters and mothers like Laxmi? I think we Indians are biggest hypocrites and you by making such comment proved that Leon Hlawka yes you are important to god love peace joy to all donala Thank you for sharing! GOD BLESS THESE BRAVE WOMEN! I have shared this video widely! Mourinho It is interesting to me that the writer and producer avoids the use of the term “Islamic” choosing instead the term “honor-based societies”. I am trying to decide if she is falling prey to the political correctness cited in her own movie or just acknowledging that not all Islamic societies are “honor” based. Alain Vieuxdomaine This is highly frustrating and futile, there is nothing I can do to help any woman or girl in another country who is being abused. All of my friends are honourable people who would not do such things and if they did would be held to account in my country. It seems that at the bottom of this issue, apart from twisted individual men who have no human decency, are practices that are rooted in various religions, islam perhaps being the worst but I take the point that not all muslims would do these things. The only solution I can recommend is for people, and women in particular to denounce their religion and become an atheist or agnostic. There is no good in any religion that isn’t counterbalanced by some evil or atrocity, past or present or future. Religions are male dominated cults that only exist for the continuation of power over people who know no better, derived from a time when humans understood little about the universe and so created stories to answer their fearful questions. Sweep them all from the face of the earth and become humanists and in doing so end the abuse of women and girls (and boys in the case of catholicism) Elna Kupke Why would they circumcise girls under the Christian religion Mustafa? Elna Kupke Accept the Lord Jesus as Son of God and you will have no shame on your heads the day you stand before God for following religions ie Allah(Mohammed)/ Isis (with their gruesome murders) /under age marriages (young girls)/ women being treated like trash (who gets brainwashed that they are only dogs and must do what the master orders them (despicable!!) TAKE NOTE : (they (THESE WOMEN-THESE DOGS) were the ones who brought YOU into this WORLD !!!! I am so relieved to be a child of God and have the Lord Jesus as my Saviour. I am a proud individual that God created. Loved by my family and friends. My Bible and my religion teaches me faithfulness and LOVE. NOT DICTATORSHIP AND FEAR. You can kill the body, you cannot kill the spirit/soul !! These women have been SLAVES FOR TOO LONG !!! I am praying for their cause and that more of them would get into contact with reborn children of God and learn the Word of God, the one and only true God and Jesus Christ. Tormod Enerhaugen One word: religion! David Hauser This is a major part of my next book SOULMATES In Search of the Diamond Sutra thanks so much for putting the word out there. Love is our only cause for existence in this world we must take back the definition of it from pop culture and restore its purpose. You can read about my current book and other works focused on this cause here. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Revelle/1393632700854581?ref=hl Shanaaz Khan Isaacs Toasty , Why was Adam created before Eve? Because even there a woman status is elevated , with dignitity and respect for Eve was only created a very long time after Adam .God know best of all . May be Toasty you should stop being ignorant and read an english Quran and seek a learned person to help you understand , May you be guided to the path where there is light. S. D http://alisina.org/?p=3367 worth reading!!! S. D Muslims say the darnest things and although it is tragic that 1.5 billion humans think like it is also funny to read their comments. I wrote the following in response to Shaida, a new commenter in this blog. But then I decided to publish it as an article. I had fun writing it and I hope you’ll have fun reading it. Shaida, replied to Sara, a women from Australia who asked “How can I divorce my Muslim husband?” Sara complained that after 14 years of marriage with an abusive Shiia man, she finds it difficult to get a divorce from him. She wrote, “All the sheiks here won’t give me one [divorce] because it has to come from my husband, and what he says goes.” Sara has three kids and gets no support from her husband, but he wants to make her life a hell. He has vowed to never divorce her just to ruin her life and prevent her from finding love and happiness with another man. Shaida wrote to console Sara. It is amazing to see how Muslims are so ignorant of their religion. Here are a few samples of what she wrote and my replies to her. This man was just playing with your heart a true Muslim man will love and respect his wife This is not true. A true Muslim man is required to beat his wife if he fears she may disobey him. A true Muslim man cannot love his wife because he is always looking out to find a second and a third and a fourth wife. Marital love is exclusive. How can a Muslim man love multiple wives? A true Muslim man does not even understand the meaning of conjugal love. In Islam women are regarded and treated like animal. You don’t have to believe me. Just read what the greatest Islamic luminaries of all times, al Ghazzali and Rumi said about women. A true Muslim man cannot respect a woman when in his view she is nothing but an animal, deficient in intelligence and in faith. These pejorative adjectives are not mine. They are stated by none other than Muhammad himself. Shaida wrote, also in terms of divorce a Muslim woman can divorce her husband if she is able to prove that he did not fulfill his duties as a husband towards her. A Muslim woman needs to prove her husband has failed his duties, and she needs an approval from a religious judge to divorce her husband. Then again, as Sara has found out, whatever he says goes. But a Muslim man can simply utter divorce and he is divorced. It’s that simple! He does not have to explain it to anyone. He does not even have to explain why he beats his wife. The Prophet said: A man will not be asked as to why he beats his wife. [Dawud, 11:2142] The guidelines are there to protect the dignity of women. What guidance? Can any Muslim tell us what guidelines are there in Islam to protect the dignity of women? What dignity is left of her when she is beaten like an animal? Even beating animals is forbidden by law in many civilized countries. And here the Quran, the ultimate book of guidance to mankind, which claims to be valid until the Day of Resurrection, allows men to beat their wives. What dignity are we talking about? The blinded Shaida continued, As a woman i feel your pain to be in a loveless marriage to a man who used your ignorance of Islam to justify his own agenda. The man used his knowledge of Islam to justify his agenda. Islam allows the man to abuse his wife. What rights does a woman have in Islam that Sara has been deprived of and the mullahs have not told her? She has no rights. Her abusive husband is within his rights not to grant her the divorce and he is not doing anything that is not sanctioned by the sharia law. Living in Australia, he fears beating her. Muslim women in Islamic countries get beaten and bruised and they have nowhere to turn except endure or commit suicide. Shaida then encouraged Sara to “empower herself with the knowledge of Islam and the rights of women” [in Islam]. I can’t agree more. I encourage all Muslim women to get the facts and see for themselves how they have been denied their basic human rights. If women know the truth they will not remain Muslim nor will they marry a Muslim man. Shaida continued, I admit it is not as easy for a Muslim woman to divorce a man. Finally a word of truth from a Muslim! Yes it is not easy for a Muslim woman to divorce her husband. And this does not raise a red flag for you? Doesn’t it occur to you that some injustice is being done to women? But it is way too easy for a man to divorce his wife. I advice that you gain knowledge of the rights of women in islam my sister. Well she came here to get that knowledge. What about you? Do you have any knowledge about how women are denigrated and abused in Islamic law? I doubt you do or you would not use the word “empowerment” as a Muslim woman. The laws of Islam do not empower women. They belittle them, cheapen them and dehumanize them. Please do not listen to these idiotic people who are totally ignorant of the beauty of Islam. “Beauty of Islam?” What beauty? Is wife beating beautiful in your opinion? Is marriage to children beautiful? How about female genital mutilation, honor killing, stoning, hand chopping, eye gauging, beheading? Are these beautiful? Is polygamy beautiful? Is wanton divorcing of one’s wife beautiful? Is raiding non-Muslims, killing the men and enslaving and raping their women beautiful? Is imposing jizyah tax on non-Muslims beautiful? Is silencing any voice of dissent and killing anyone who criticizes Islam beautiful? Tell us what is beautiful in Islam? The Christian law is not that great neither as if you want to divorce your partner you have to prove you have separated and spend years in court which is expensive and soul destroying. Yes divorcing through courts is expensive and takes a long time. Do it the Islamic way. If you are a man just say divorce and it’d done. Can’t be simpler than that! But be careful not to repeat it three times because if you say divorce trice your wife becomes haram to you until she marries another man and sleeps with him. Only then, after he has fully ravished her and if he does not decide to keep her, he can divorce her and you can remarry the mother of your children. How great! If she is really a hot woman, good luck because the man may just keep her. You can then F yourself a million times for opening your mouth in rage and uttering the D word three times. Some mullahs are very kind. They can help you for a fee. If you pay them they will marry your wife temporarily and have sex with her for a few weeks and because they are men of God they will divorce her so you can remarry her. How nice of them! What a divine wisdom!. How could an illiterate Arab devise such an amazing law on his own? . If you are a woman, be patient dear sister. The life in this world is transient. It’s just a test. Pray so inshaallah it will end for you soon and you will be set free. The real life begins after you die. Maybe Allah will reward you. In this world there is not much recourse for you. But cheer up, because in the next world you will get 72 well-endowed hunks. They will gang bang you and “enter” you like a tilt, from wherever you like, just as the Quran 2:223 says. What? N o 72 hunks for Muslim women? Okay I get it. In Islam women are worth half of the men. They inherit half of their brothers, their testimony is worth half of a male witness. Also their value as human being is half. In Saudi Arabia, where the Sharia is the law, if you kill a man by accident you pay 100,000 Riyals as qisas, but if you kill a woman by accident, you pay half of that. So I assume that their reward in paradise must be also half. Men get 72 virgins and women 36 lovers. I think most women will be happy with 36 lovers. No! They don’t get 36? What about seven? Not even seven? How many will she get? Can we settle for just one loving male companion who does not beat them? No? Not even one? Muhammad said the majority of women will go to hell because they are ungrateful to their husband [Bukhari, 1: 6: 301]. But I am talking about the few obedient ones who were grateful to their husband for beating them. What do they get? Women ungrateful to their husband will be punished in hell for eternity. Nothing!? Only their present lousy husband!? You mean obedient wives who go to paradise will end up with the same man with whom they were married, only this time to share him with six dozens of voluptuous hurs? Is that the reward for being obedient? It seems women in Islam are screwed in this world and screwed in the next. No pun intended! No wonder Muslims feel so disappointed when they have daughters. Wouldn’t you? What about those women who never married and died virgin? What do they get? They did not have a husband to disobey and screw up their chance of going to paradise. Nothing!? Oh dear! The only fun in Allah’s Paradise is sex and they are not going to get any action, while watching men having manage a soixante trios with 72 gorgeous perpetual virgins. There are no libraries, no theaters, no concerts, no museums or art galleries in Allah’s paradise. There is no mention of the Internet either. Are there any shopping malls? How does one kill one’s boredom? Apart from having sex I mean? Allah’s paradise seems to be a large brothel. The only pleasure he and his messenger knew about concerns the stomach and the genital. You get plenty of debauchery and a lot of sex. Allah knows that Muslims have no brain. So anything that has to do with mental stimulation is excluded from his Paradise. But you can eat and screw as much as you want – kind of living like a pig. This makes me wonder why Muslims so hate pigs when their highest aspiration is to live like them eternally. This picture shows only one third of the virgins every suicide bomber martyr gets. It is not fair that woman get no action. Don’t worry dear sis. Your husband may get 72 virgins, but you will have a filed of of all sorts of vegetables. No one can beat the veggies of paradise. Good luck if he has time for you. With all those high bosom, black eyed, fair skin, forever young virgins, I doubt that after the first 100 years he will remember your name. Who can blame him? How about becoming lesbian? After all it is Paradise and as Muhammad described it, it seems that all the vices are permitted. Doesn’t Allah promise men “boys of everlasting youth, whom, when thou seest, thou wouldst take for scattered pearls?” (Q. 76:19). Obviously there must be some Muslim men who salivate over this verse, or why would Allah promise that as a reward? I think it is disgusting, but what do I know? I am not a Muslim and excluded from their paradise. P.S. If any Muslim thinks this article is vulgar, they should read their Quran. All this filth comes from your own book. I only illustrated it so you can digest it better and haply become ashamed of what you hold sacred and love so much. Islam is not from God. It is the fantasy of a very sick man. There must be some limit to stupidity. Or is there? S. D don’t want be born a women in Islam! cibermage Elna — It is a *tribal* practice, not part of Islam or Christianity, but done by those groups who have carried old tribal practices into their new faith. Carrying culture with you is common — just look at the Christian Christmas tree, Easter customs, etc. that are carryovers from older traditions. Unfortunately FGM is not as harmless as those. Andre Gregoire All religions are basically evil .When i was in secondary school on Monday morning the teacher asked if we went to church yesterday. those who answered no were lined up and beaten. Then the hypocrites would teach a religion class about the bible and love.. I chose not to beat or force my children into this weird indoctrination . I believe David Suzuki not the pope and it is not based on stupid tradition Joe Walsh the religion is the cancer, bandaids are not the cure. I see that they are still Muslim, WHY Peter Wooster I didn’t get the message that this is a religious issue Tormod. It is cultural and based in society and traditional practices and ways of life. Tormod Enerhaugen Ok. tell me the difference Peter. What is the main difference : islam and cultural way of life? Doesn’t the Quaran tell you how to live your life? Common Sense … or play football. Daljit Singh Birring From women we are conceived. From women we are born. To women we are betrothed and married. It is a womam who we friends with and are partner of life. It is a woman who keeps human race going. If a woman dies we sought another woman for life partner. It is through woman we establish our social ties. Why should we denounce them who give birth to kings. From woman is born another woman. Without woman no human exist. Oh Nanak, only True One exists without a woman. They in whose mouth are eternal praises of the Eternal One, their faces are glistening with ruddy radiance of exquisite beauty. Oh Nanak, such are the faces that shine in glory in the Court of the True One. Niluka Both men and women should hv da same rights. I dn’t knw why people obey that kind of rules. If those rules are coming under a name of a religion or a leader of a religion who wrote them, why those people can’t unaderstand the injustice of that. I’m not criticizing a religion. But I have a doubt about the humanity of the leaders of those religions who addressed as “THE LORD”. duder1897 People that hurt other people are disgusting. Doesn’t matter what gender they are. Jim Bob In my opinion, you’re dealing with a practice that has direct links to Islam, meaning you want rightful equality given to women but the text in Koran does not support it. So if women are truly seeking equality and freedom, their Writings does not support it. Since religion is not intended to be tweaked to one’s liking, then the question should be why one is following an out dated ideology? Either the entirety of the Laws are true, or dated. This is by the way is not unique to Islam, Christianity also hardly can follow it’s Teachings. That too is dated. Among others. The only group my research so far has found is the Baha’i Faith. There you will find Laws and Teachings that match this era’s needs. Here is what I mean: http://www.bahai.org/documents/bic/role-religion-promoting-advancement-women Isuru Please make one for Sri Lanka too. Sandy Mackenzie It is not a religious issue but people using religion as an excuse to meet their own agenda, in this case to justify a wrong sense of misplaced family honor and to control women. Ignorance among families facilitates the spread of these long standing wrong and twisted cultural traditions. Annika Lindström Speechless. Mabye we women in northern Europe should care a little less about wages and a little more about our sisters around the world. AKR Any WOMAN who harms any BOY or MAN in any way, for any reason other than self defence should be turn into compost. AKR Funny India is one of the worst places for men. You have most anti male laws some are just fucking unbelievable. Almost all the domestic violence cases are fake and over 70% rape cases are filed by ex girl friends in India to get back at her ex. You could go to jail for your wife’s suicide. Stuart Innes This is a shocking insight into Islamic religious and cultural practices. How can people be so ignorant three hundred years since the Enlightenment and believe the rubbish found in religious books and accept cultural practices which are all about control of women? I dislike all religion but Islam is undoubtedly the most dangerous religion around today. The example they follow, Mohammed, was a blood thirsty warrior who on one occasion beheaded six hundred Jewish prisoners with his own hand. He also married and raped a nine year old girl. On another occasion he had a woman put to death because she dared to laugh at him. If Mohammed was a bit more like Jesus or Buddha Islam would not be such a dangerous religion and ideology, but unfortunately he was a monster. Quinn Harbin someone is feeling left out of this discussion. Perhaps you can research your topic and post someday. Quinn Harbin Christians have also committed atrocities in the name of religion in our history. See: Crusades. Quinn Harbin I sure hope you are supporting programs to help teen moms, poor moms, single moms, addicted moms, mentally ill moms… all raise these babies! And I do hope you have adopted the ones they can’t raise safely. Quinn Harbin There is also plenty of violence recommended for sinners in our Christian bible, but fortunately only a small sector seek to follow it literally. Toasty Christianity has been reformed on multiple occasions and a lot of practices updated for the times. The Qur’an is not allowed to be interpreted or reformed meaning that these barbaric practices remain the norm for muslims. AKR Research what? Men are 50% of domestic violence victims and women are the majority of instigators. I have done more than enough research. http://newscastmedia.com/domestic-violence.htm Kal Sandhu Would love to help with the screenings. Thank you. Ahmad Kassem It does and it tells you to honor and respect your wife, because that is your duty as a man just like it is for the woman. Cultures existed way before Islam or any other religion and wife beating is spread all over the world and not only in muslim contries by the way. The media chooses what they wish people to see. Islam is a religion of peace (Islam is derived from the word peace) and it was able to abolish many negative cultural aspects like slavery for example. But some cultural ways couldn’t be erased unfortunately. Tormod Enerhaugen “The religion of peace” tells us that a woman is worth half as much as a man – that really tells it all! Ahmad Kassem No, absolutely not. When it comes to heritage the women does in fact get half the heritage, so if you are referring to that then yes since it is the mans duty to provide for his household. The wife has no islamic obligation towards any financial provision for her family. That is the sole reason. Otherwise in the matter of respect and honor the man is equal to the woman. But never is it written that a woman is worth half as much as a man. Tormod Enerhaugen In the real world men and woman are equal! The sick verses; Q2:228, Q5:6, Q4:11, Q4:176, Q24:31, Q2:223, Q4:3, Q53:27, Q4:24 and Q33:50 are all sick verses written by sick men. Sex slaves! Multiple marriage! Woman are to lower their gaze around men! And why is the testimony of a woman in court half the value of a man, and why four MALE witnesses to prove rape? Not in the quran you say? Have you – like me – read it? Some of this is sharia you say? A very large majority of muslim are in favour making sharia the official law in their country (Iraq:91%, “Palestine”: 89%, Afghanistan:99%, Malaysia:86% etc.etc.) Ahmad Kassem I really doubt you actually read it and you should really be careful of the translations. We are anatomically and psychologically different but there is no one better than the other. We have different duties and roles in life. Men used to take women as slaves before islam and islam forbade it. Quran states that the man should treat his wife with honor and respect but you choose to skip many great points of the quran and share your distorted translations and interpretations. Again, I highly doubt you read it. And men and women are to lower their gaze even the prophet peace be upon him stated that. One of the points I agree with you on is that the sharia law is wrongfully applied in many countries unfortunately. That does not make islam wrong but a mix of uneducation and negative cultural ways that have not yet been erased. Ahmad Kassem I am not a sex slave by the way, I value women just like men and I have lived in an islamic country and been raised in one. Multiple marriage can only occur in very specific situations and rules. And if god orderd man to treat his wife with respect, then if by marrying a second wife he will hurt the first one, then he must not act upon it. The quran needs time to be studied and interpreted in the most peaceful way and not just skimmed through choosing what we like and dislike. It requires intelligence and logic. But again I agree that it is being very wrongfully applied both individually and politcally. Tormod Enerhaugen And I like the fact that you are not in favour of sharia. I also like the fact you dont use the quran as your ultimate rulebook.That book, among all other religious books, CAN be the root of all evil. Again, I have read the quran (over a span of 2 years). I’m an atheist – and the quran hate atheist as much as the rest of the infidels. We can agree that we disagree. I will always see religion as the worst of man-made creations. And because of it we have lost litera thousands of years worth of knowledge. Tormod Enerhaugen YOU are not a sex slave. But men are allowed – according to the quran – to TAKE sex slaves. Ahmad Kassem As long as we agree that knowledge is our first priority then that’s what matters. It actually doesn’t allow sex slaves its the opposite. Basically men had many sex slaves before and god orderd men to abolish that cultural way and to marry them instead of treating them as slaves and value them as wives. That was the goal. But what men understood was, i can have four wives and thats what matters. And its stated that you can have more than one if you are financially and emotionally equal between your wife, an extremely hard thing to acheive. No one is capable of doing so giving islam yet another bad image. Ahmad Kassem And the golden age of islam and knowledge coincided once and boosted our understanding of the universe because it is also our duty to learn since the first verse of the quran in the revelation is “read”. But these are our dark ages I suppose and i believe it won’t get any better than that. what’s happening But one wrong does not make the other right 🙂 what’s happening True that what’s happening Hahaha …hats off to you ! what’s happening Stop your conversion act here at least … Sindhu Menstruating women were kept out of the household in order to give them rest during the days. The plight of women in this country? every law in this country is anti-male. domestic violence and dowry harassment rules are so one-sided that they have become a joke. A vile daughter-in-law can get her husband and his entire family thrown into prison with mere allegations, even if the in-laws don’t live with her. And, please tell me. why are the women’s movements around the world not even squeaking against the incidents referred to in this page? Do they only pick up soft and gullible targets to show their “women power”?