Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Wednesday, July 24, 2002

This is just pure willful ignorance.

Female circumcision, for example, is condemned by the Koran. Yet the myth of Islam's forced submission of women remains.

...The status of women in Islam is aggressively protected and their rights are to be equal to those of men, according to the teaching of the prophet Mohammed. Yet the general belief is that women are maltreated by Muslim men and relegated to servility, their usefulness purely sexual.

Any suggestion that Islam would condone the sexual maltreatment of a non-Muslim girl, in particular, is intolerable.

These are all myths? What is preached and what is interpreted and actually practiced are two quite different things. The writer is turning a blind eye to the documented evidence and the words directly from the mouths of imams in mosques throughout the Muslim world.

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