The other day a well-spoken and erudite Muslim lady on BBC radio mocked David Cameron for having suggested that (some / many) Muslim women were repressed under Islamic codes. Why, she said, just look at all the capable high achieving Muslim women we have in this country [the UK] alone!
But the fact that she can point to some, even many, female Muslim achievers says nothing of the broader picture for women under Islam.
There is not a shadow of doubt that Muslim women are treated as second class citizens in places like Saudi Arabia, Syria, Libya, Iran and Iraq. The Arab development report of some years ago makes this plain. And see my Page above on what sharia says about women.
In the article below is the story of Saba in Pakistan, whose father tried to kill her because she had stepped out with a boy the family hadn't approved of.
There are at least one thousand, and likely many more, such murders of young women in Pakistan alone, for attempting independence. It's the same in other Muslim countries.
The Koran, the Hadith, Sharia law and the life of Muhammad all codify and stipulate the repression of women in Islam.
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