Moderator: Dave Young
1) No overlong posts
2) No extensive quoting from other sources. Rather, link, summarize, and interpret.
3) No personal attacks, no hyperbole.
4) Topic is islam and sexism / gender violence: is there a link; is it the religion, is it the culture, is there sexism at all; does the religion cause or ameliorate or just stand by? Comparisons to other imperfect religions and cultures permitted, but not in a tangential or diversionary way.
"Women are considered the property of the males in their family irrespective of their class, ethnic, or religious group. The owner of the property has the right to decide its fate. The concept of ownership has turned women into a commodity which can be exchanged, bought and sold."
Honor killings are perpetrated for a wide range of offenses. Marital infidelity, pre-marital sex, flirting, or even failing to serve a meal on time can all be perceived as impugning the family honor.
Amnesty International has reported on one case in which a husband murdered his wife based on a dream that she had betrayed him. In Turkey, a young woman's throat was slit in the town square because a love ballad had been dedicated to her over the radio."
If you want to start a thread on christianity (or islam, since this is the driving force behind the stonings of some lesbians in the last few years and the detention and forced medical therapy of a bunch of male homosexuals in islamic countries) and gay (aka human) rights, feel free, I will comment as needed.
If misandry in the USA is a legitimate topic than so is misogyny in Islam.
it's been raised by many that islam is a more violent, or sexist religion.
Here's my big question: ISLAM isn't out to murder women for "honor," or blow up buses... but when those things are done, the people who claim responsibility these days generally cite Islam as a motivation. What gives?
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