a question for the muslim men

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    I know this sounds ignorant to some, but is it true that all men believe a woman should be punished by death for committing adultery? Or is it just the law of the Iraq government?
     
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    I don't think this has anything to do with the Iraqi government. I think this emanates from either the Qu'ran or Sharia law. I also believe it changes within different Muslim communities. The article below states that this tradition is only held in a few countries: Afghanistan, Iran, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia.

    http://www.guidedones.com/metapage/gems/adultery.htm
     
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    I'm not very knowledgable on this either, but from what I understand, this was not a practice of the Iraq government. And I, as a man, can honestly say I am not in favor of such practices. (jejeje, couldn't resist.)

    I don't think this is widely practiced even in the muslim world, and thank god, 'cause if it were, my mail box would be full of Amnesty International petitions.

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    Thanks a bunch for taking the time to answer my question.
     
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    Very few men in my community would view this as an acceptable punishment for women committing adultery. As a matter of fact most would find it completely unacceptable.

    However men are allowed to get away with it a lot more from the view of being socially acceptable or not, that is if a man plays away from home it is no big deal so long as he doesn't go around bragging about it, if a woman plays away it is much more talked about gossip wise.

    Also adultery (male or female) between individuals within the community is very rare and usually involves a male from the community and female from outside.

    These are just my observations of how things are/appear in my community.
     
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    Sorry about the last post, wanted to edit but must have hit the quote button instead:eek:
     
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    Originally posted by pinkfighter

    I know this sounds ignorant to some, but is it true that all men believe a woman should be punished by death for committing adultery? Or is it just the law of the Iraq government?

    Islam for women is an honorable thing.

    "Circumcision is a commedable act for men (Sunnah) and is an honorable thing for women (Makromah)."

    Islam tradition says that young girls before puberty should have their female organ removed with a sharp blade or stone and no anesthesia. What a civilized religion the peaceful Muslims really are.....
     
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    I have no problem with male circumcision and as far as I understand, it compulsory for Muslim men only.

    I have never heard of female circumcision as being compulsory or honourable. It is practised by a very small minority, mainly in Africa and it must stop. In no way is it even remotely accepted as Islamic tradition by the vast majority of Muslims and in those cases in which it is it should be stamped out (with force if necessery IMO).
     
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    Originally posted by Sabir

    I have no problem with male circumcision and as far as I understand, it compulsory for Muslim men only.

    I have never heard of female circumcision as being compulsory or honourable. It is practised by a very small minority, mainly in Africa and it must stop. In no way is it even remotely accepted as Islamic tradition by the vast majority of Muslims and in those cases in which it is it should be stamped out (with force if necessery IMO).


    Sabir you might want to take a look at the following site below as stated by the Female Muslim League on their perspective of Islamic female genital mutilation.

    http://www.mwlusa.org/publications/positionpapers/fgm.html

    It appears that Islam along with many primitive religions and people practice this immoral practice for reasons other than health.
     

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