Hamas Does Not Oppress Women

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    Since the creation of Hamas in 1987, its election through the Change and Reform bloc in 2006, and the failed Fatah-led coup attempt in 2007 that left it and its coalition partners governing the Gaza Strip, the topic of women and their role in Islam has been a popular subject for coverage in the western media outlets and by political opponents. It is also one of the least understood in Western societies, especially among those with very limited knowledge of Islam in particular and Arab and Muslim society more generally.

    It is not uncommon to find many in the west who define all Arabs and Muslims as oppressive, repressive and backward. Do oppression, repression and backwardness exist in Arab and Muslim societies? Yes, of course, but it is not characteristic of or limited to all Arab and Muslim people or society. “Erroneous application [of Islam] and behavior that results from backwardness,” according to the head of the Hamas Political Bureau Khaled Meshaal, “does not come from the text and spirit of the Shari’a. Errors come from many customs, traditions and concepts which emanate from certain situations and specific environments.” Palestinian society is one of plurality, and openness to all religions, civilizations and cultures.

    Also, it is worth mentioning the percentage of female students in the Palestinian universities is considerably higher than the number of male students, e.g. in the Islamic University, the female students are about 62% of the total student body. If this reflects anything, it reflects how women are empowered and encouraged, by both family and the government, to pursue higher education and fulfill greatest balance among the workforce between the genders.

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    Saudi women aren't allowed to drive, or appear in public without a male escort. Taliban women could barely show even their eyes, and were denied an education. ABC News recently did a series of stories about a Muslim woman, whose nose and ears were cut off by a jealous husband. G-d help Palestinian women under a Hamas regime.
     
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    That 62% is probably so high because of the shortage of men that age, they are underground being terrorists or have already given their lives to islam (what a sad, sad waste) as suicide bombers. Hamas must be doing a really good job, just the other day I was listening to high school girls talking about immigrating to Palestine to become members of that poverty ridden poplulation, because they believe in what their leaders are saying, NOT!
     
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    Logical, are you saying High school students in the US want to go to Palestine to live, or to be an idiot like that Rachel whats her name girl?:eek:
     
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    What restaurant was that? that sign you put up says no shoes no shirt no service because they dont want drunk rednecks coming in there bare chested with their beer guts hanging out.
     
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    Jos I'm pretty sure if I walked into a restaurant in Spain with no shirt, my beer gut hanging out and no shoes they would refuse to seat me.
     
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    Palestine is not Saudi Arabia.

    Gaza starts at 13:20

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