Hamas and women: Clearing misconceptions

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    Islam has liberated women of such restrictions by emphasizing social equality and granting women the right to work as part of their freedom of choice. Although wearing the Hijab is a religious obligation, it is inarguably an issue between a woman and God. No one is allowed to force a woman to wear Hijab if she chooses not to, nor does the religion allow anyone to interfere with her if she chooses to take it off.

    Hamas, as a national liberation movement, works to put an end to the Israeli occupation and its injustice and oppression of the Palestinian people, and has no plans in creating a state with a particular type of government. Its only goal is to end the Israeli occupation and thus all attempts to engage the whole population, regardless of gender or age, in the liberation movement are a necessity.

    God states in the Quran, "The Believers, men and women, are protectors of one another; they enjoin what is just, and forbid what is evil." Clearly, Islam entitles women and men to cooperate to fulfill their commitments. Understanding the importance of collaborative and complementary roles between men and women, Hamas engages women in all of its departments. There are female participants in the Consultative Council, which is responsible for the outline of the overall strategy of the Hamas movement and the decision-making body. There are also women who are active in the Political Bureau, Cultural Bureau, and an additional committee specialized in women's affairs within the movement.

    Women in Gaza play an active role in politics and their involvement in the workforce is widespread. Many women hold occupations at universities, work as doctors and engineers, run charities and schools, and even hold leadership positions in unions and students’ councils.

    Hamas nominated tens of women for office and three of them were appointed as members of parliament, one as a minister, 60 as General Directors, and tens of others took leadership positions in different ministries. In addition, from the six Education Departments located in the Gaza Strip, three of them are directed by women.

    The misconception that Hamas subjugates women by implementing social restrictions and snatching away their rights is an absolute fallacy. The role of women in the Palestinian society and within the liberation movement is a momentous one. Women have proven to be significant contributors in all possible fields that include, but are not limited to, politics, education, charity, and social work. The Palestinian woman in Gaza is educated, she has a voice, and she is worth no less than any man.

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    Is wearing a neck tie mandatory in the US, or just for some civil servants?
     
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    Nice try, there is no rule making anyone wear a neck tie, I work for the US government and you can wear pretty much what you want within reason. Hamas needs to be honest they are an Islamic organization and they want to impose Islamic rule on the people in Gaza, they should just man up and admit it.
     
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    Watch this in its entirety for a laugh...

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    I've seen posts from PF from anything but non partisan sites. Same for George and you Jos. Complain and post your own diatribe.

    Yeah, right.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmsL6-RRpoY]Our Women are Ready for your Women[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBRuYdI5I7s"]Hamas Women Vow to Blow Themselves Up among Apes and Pigs (Jews)[/ame][ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmsL6-RRpoY]Our Women are Ready for your Women[/ame]
     
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    You have made your stand PF. You are a troll. I respond to trolls only in one way.



     
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    Why can't Hamas just be honest and admit they want to govern women under strict Islamic law?
     

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