Now considers Sharia law

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    You really need to read the full article to get a feeling for the absurdity that is NOW, but they may be making some progress. Not really there yet, and I would love to have details of the vote count, but at least they admit there are some real issues in the world.

    For the First Time, the National Organization for Women Considers Sharia Law

    The sad part is that they lost an opportunity to support women that are actually risking their lives just to express a little bit of freedom, not wearing a veil.

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    We've got to keep up the fight against laws being passed based on religious beliefs. Birth control, abortion, marriage equality and more. This us the US. No one should be forced to abide by the beliefs of the religions of others. As long as it's consenting adults whose actions harm no one, myob and keep your sharia laws to yourself. I'm sure all real Americans agree.


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    Not all arguments against abortion are based on religion, and no law exist in the US that denies anyone birh control. Perhaps you could consider actually discussing the OP instead of ranting about non existent problems.
     
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    NOW has addressed Sharia law, yes, the focus is on make violence, regardless of faith:

    On Feb. 12, near Buffalo, N.Y., Aasiya Zubair Hassan was killed by her husband, Muzzammil Hassan. She had recently filed for divorce, and he was enraged. We know that the most dangerous time for a woman in a violent relationship is when she leaves; the loss of control infuriates an already violent man. This pattern has been observed for many years, and is true regardless of the race, religion or nationality of the man. We also know that unemployment and business reversals increase the likelihood of violence, and reports indicated that the Hassans� television station wasn't doing well.

    Some people who commented on this horrific crime focused primarily on the fact that the couple were Muslim and that in murdering his wife, Muzzammil cut off her head. While the manner of killing certainly wasn't common, other parts of the story were typical of spousal abuse and murder. However, much of the conservative commentary focused not on the prevalence of male violence toward women nor on the importance of protecting women who have separated from a violent relationship, but instead took the opportunity to attack the Islamic faith.

    Continued Threats to Afghan Women Require Support in U.S. and Worldwide | NOW Foundation

    Now supports THE AFGHAN WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT ACT; sounds like addessing restrictive laws of some Islamic nations, doesn't it?
     
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    NOW will not be able to overcome sharia law. Not if the want to pretend they are giving women freedom. They will fail just like similar protections failed in France and England.
     
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    The OP claimed NOW did not denounce Sharia law, NOW has:

    Amidst deadly bombings, rocket attacks and threats of violence against voters, Afghanistan's national elections took place on Aug. 20. While hazardous conditions likely suppressed at least part of the women's vote, the good news is that two women ran for president, five sought the vice presidency, and some 300 women ran for election to provincial councils. Results of the election are expected to be announced this week. Women's presence is a hopeful sign that a stronger democracy can emerge from this war-torn country; but at the same time, there is plenty of evidence that women in general are not gaining ground.

    Earlier this year, President Hamid Karzai signed a law that would effectively decriminalize marital rape among the country's Shia Muslim population. According to The Washington Post, the law "requires women to seek their husband's permission to leave home, except for 'culturally legitimate' purposes such as work or weddings, and to submit to their sexual demands unless ill or menstruating." President Barack Obama called the law "abhorrent."

    The enactment of the Shia Personal Status Law highlights a prevalent problem in Afghanistan: the second-class status and discriminatory treatment of women by the government and society, long after the radical Taliban fell from political power in Kabul, the nation's capital. The recent resurgence of the Taliban and other extremist groups in outlying areas has escalated acts of intimidation and violence against women and girls.
     
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    Seriously?

    Yeah ALL arguments against abortion are religious.

    And the ONLY reason this came under your radar is because you hate the Muslim religion.
     
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    Nobody should have to cowtow to anyone else's ideological beliefs as well.

    We shouldn't be forced to say that homosexuality is bad or good either. It should be against the law to to make laws that state one lifestyle is better than another.

    This same-sex marriage movement is just a form of religion being forced on those who don't want to comply.

    You have the right to do it, but you don't have the right to make everyone like it.

    Same goes with Climate Change ideology.

    You want to believe the Earth is warming, feel free. Try to force everyone to believe your nonsense and tax everyone because of it, wrong answer.
     
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    No restrictions on speech, nor beliefs(.) As pollution is a proven harm, tough to prevent carbon taxation, still, the US isn't touching the primary offenders IF climate change is at least, in part, human made. China cares not about the environment, just production. Buy American whenever possible.
     
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    If NOW goes after Christian oppresion of women at some point I'll care more about the fact that they exist. If they're just going after Islam though I can't say I care.

    FLDS endorsed forced marriages to underage girls. Southern Baptist Convention adopted Ephesians 5's line about "...women be subject to your husbands..."

    1 Corinthians 11 "Christ is the head of every man, and a husband the head of his wife, and the head of Christ is God.”

    1 Corinthians 11:7-9:"For a man is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man. For man did not come from woman, but woman from man; neither was man created for woman but woman for man. For this reason, and because of the angels, the woman ought to have a sign of authority on her head."

    1 Corinthians 14:34-35: "...women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says, If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church."

    Ephesians 5:22-24: "Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife...wives should submit to their husbands in everything."
     
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