are seeking some kind of emotional security and falling for the macho image of jihadi bombers
this is very sad given how islam treats them...
lists of verses about women from 2 great websites
Domestic violence happens everywhere, including the most secular of families. What Canadian CAIR and other defenders of Islam deliberately choose to ignore, though, is that a substantial body of Muslim scripture and tradition teaches people like Muhammad and Waqas Parvez that it is Gods will for them to impose this kind of punishment on disobedient daughters...
Even closer to the honor killing point is the Korans approving discussion of the murder of a boy by a God expert, in order to prevent the boys apostasy from corrupting his parents. [Koran 18:74-80] According to tradition, Muhammad himself opposed the killing of children, except where the killer knew that the child would grow up to be a non-believer...
Honor killings, which occur with shocking regularity in certain parts of the Middle East and South Asia, target women whose actions actual or suspected violate the honor of their family, an honor which is thought to depend on the sexual purity of its female members. Victims are always being killed/slaughtered mercilessly by her own family members. Honor killing is a manifestation of global phenomenon in general and Muslim nations in particular...
tag link 330+ articles from uber blogger Pamela Geller. this stuff reads like horror movies except sadly it is real life & allah approved violence against women, gays, children, burka bans, veils, acid attacks, stonings, rapes, female circumcision etc
Phyllis Chesler is an Emerita Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies at City University of New York. She is a best selling and influential author, a legendary feminist leader, and a psychotherapist and expert courtroom witness. Dr. Chesler has lectured and organized women's rights and human rights campaigns all over the world and has also appeared in the world media as an eloquent and passionate commentator on the major events of our time...
tag link for several dozen articles & 100s more articles in other categories
Naked Breasts vs. Islam?
What's a poor girl to do? Should she wear a burqa or should she wear very short skirts and a low-cut blouse? Should she wear a headscarf and a shapeless, floor-length garment or should she pose naked for Playboy magazine? Do either of these extremes exemplify free as opposed to forced choices? Is either clothing extreme an expression of independence, resistance, or individuality? ...
Burqa Babes in the Big House
Forced, arranged marriage is a heartbreaking and soul-crushing Islamic reality. Yes, I know: tribal concepts of family honor and Arab desert customs take pride in the fact that they are able to break each individual's will in the service of the larger good of the family, the clan, the most brutal patriarch, the historical past, and ultimately Allah himself.
Nevertheless, marrying a ten-year-old to her thirty-year-old, illiterate first cousin or to a man old enough to be her grandfather and who already has two wives and grown sons is barbaric and inhuman...
An Eye for an Eye in Tehran
Was Osama a Typical Husband and Father?
Islamic Gender Apartheid
Protecting Muslim Girls From Rape is Now a Crime in Europe
Burqa Ban in France
France Is Brave and Right to Ban the Burqa
Vive la Burqa?
Arab Spring: Male-on-Female Atrocity in Gaza Disappeared by the Western Media
Forced Marriages in Our Own Backyard
Turning a blind eye to Islam's brutal treatment of women
A Feminist Duty Independent Women's Forum
Saudi Arabia: The Next Capital of Islamic Feminism?
How To (Not) Treat a Woman
We Are All Lara Logan
What Every Good Cultural Relativist Knows About the Gang Assault on Lara Logan A War Crime in Cairo
A Virtual Revolution in Saudi Arabia
Will Egypt's New Freedom Force More Women Under a Veil of Brutality?
Punishing the Victims of Islamic Gender Apartheid?
...and plenty more...
The Veil of Human Rights
When we say that Islam does not believe in human rights and does not recognize the individuals freedom, many people object. Also, when we claim that the wars which Muhammad and his successors waged were offensive wars to spread Islam by force, to plunder the abundance of the countries, to seize the properties of the lands and to capture women and children, we encounter multitudes of people who express their astonishment and disapproval...
The Status of Women in Islam
Some mistakenly believe that Islam honors women and dignifies them for the simple reason that they have not read the Quranic verses, and the sayings of Muhammad and all Muslim scholars concerning women. Thus they take at face value all the claims of Muslim missionaries in this respect. We seek to excuse those who have converted to Islam and are deceived because no one would expect a religion which claims to be divine (at the same time) to treat women so disgracefully...
The Quran Commands Men To Beat Women
Forcing the Virgin to Marry
The Temporary Contractual Marriage
Fire In Hell Most Of Its Inhabitants Are Women
"Women Are Short Of Faith And Intelligence" Muhammad Said
A Female Inherits Only Half Of A Males Portion
Men Belong To A Higher Level Than Women They Are Better Than Women
The Muhallil Men Who Make Something Lawful
Polygamy, Mistresses and Concubines
A Woman is the Husbands Slave His Captive!
A Donkey and a Dog
Women are the Cause of Evil Omen
Women have Crooked Characters
Women are Harmful to Men
The Place of Women in Pure Islam
by M. Rafiqul-Haqq and P. Newton
The purpose of this booklet is to consider the place of women in the pure teaching of Islam. It must be recognised that not every Muslim, nor every Muslim nation follows all of these teachings. These teachings come from both the Qur'an and the Hadith...
So while the Qur'an holds the works of men and women in equal regard and acknowledges that they are completely interdependent as to their very existence, they are not regarded as having equal worth as people. The men are a step above the women and superior to them as is clear from the following two verses...
The above Hadith does not describe women only in early Islam, but it is a description for all times, so long as 'women can neither pray nor fast during their menses' and so long as 'the evidence of two women is equal to the witness of one man.' This reasoning is not a temporary one, but is rooted in and derived from the Qur'an for all time until the day of resurrection...
What is a Woman?
The Significance of the Marriage Contract
The Significance of the Dowry
Spiritual Standing of Women
The Position of Women in Islam
by Hamdun Dagher
Woman's status in Islam is one of the most controversial and serious issues of our time, not only among Muslim women and those who represent them in the area of women's rights in the Islamic world, but also among fundamentalist Muslims...
Since in this book we mean by Islam what the Qur´an and Hadith say, we want to treat the woman's position primarily in these two sources. What rights has Islam given to the woman, and what disadvantages has it brought her? Some commentaries of consequence will also be reviewed. We will also cite the opinions of older theologians and jurists (experts on Sharia), and the comments of the contemporary fundamentalists and their attitudes toward the western and eastern critics who uphold the issue of women's rights...
Women in the Qur'an
The Status of Women
Women's Image in Arabic Literature
The Rights a Man Acquires over his Wife
The Rights a Woman Acquires over her Husband
The Importance of Marriage in Islam
The Importance of Marriage from the Viewpoint of the Jurists
Marriage from the Viewpoint of the Sufis
The Characteristics of an Ideal Wife
The Marriage Contract in the Islamic Sharia
Marriage of Enjoyment
The Women's Portion of the Inheritance
The Legal Testimony of Women
The Position of Concubines in Islam
How a Man Should Discipline his Wife
Women in Hell and Paradise
The Circumcision of Girls
Subordination of the Woman to her Husband in the Religious Rites
The Prophet Muhammad and his Wives
Muhammad's Wives in the Order in Which They Were Married to him
Muhammad's Wives in the Books of Al-Sira
Muhammad's Further Attempts to Marry
The Story of Muhammad's Marriage to Zainab Bint Jahsh as the Quran Expositors Treat it
Muhammad's Marriage with the Mothers of the Believers in Islamic Polemics
What Islam Really Says About Women - a Critique of Jamal Badawis Booklet Gender Equity In Islam
Dr. Jamal Badawi is a noted Islamic apologist with at least 176 different tapes on Islam and Christianity. He has written a 59-page book with selected quotes showing some of the good things Islam says about women. The record needs to be set straight though; Muslims and non-Muslims both need to see the truth of what Islam really says about women. Dr. Badawi says a few things incorrectly, but much more serious are the many important aspects he fails to tell listeners...
Part 1 - Inferiority of Women
Nice Things About Women and Wives
Women Inferior in Islam vs. Badawis Claims
How Are Women Inferior in Muslim Society? A Muslim Counts the Ways
Women and Property
Women Are Forbidden To Pray at Some Times
Women are Not Half as Intelligent
Women In the Eyes of Islamic Law
Women in Employment
Women and Leadership
No Women Prophets
No Women Rulers of Nations
Role of Wives in Islam
A Wife Needs Her Husbands Permission
Women More Restricted on Divorce
Mustahill / Muhallil (No Equivalent in English)
Polygamy, Marriage, and Divorce
Attitude on Divorce
Marriage Consent Is Required, But
Slave Girls and Sex with Captives in Islam
Sex with Captives
Extra-marital Sex with Slave Girls
When Sex with a Slave Girl is not OK
Partners Besides Wives in the Quran
Non-Muslim Sex Slaves may be OK, but non-Muslim Wives are Bad
Beating Women in Islam
General Slapping Women Around
Veils and Partial Seclusion
Veils Are Required
The Importance of Veils: Striking Unveiled Women
Women Secluded In the House
Other Sharia Gender Rules
Women in Heaven and Hell
Houris (Heavenly Virgins)
Women in Hell
Accuracy of Translation of the Quran
Contrast with the Bible
The Alternative - Seek the True God
The interdependency of men and women is recognized in Islam. This is because of the importance of women as a preserver of human species. However, a thorough examination of Qur'an, ahadith and the Islamic Sharia clearly demonstrates the heavy bias of Allah towards men.
Why men are considered superior? It is because of their physical strength, financial ability to pay dower and to spend on women. The Qur'an is very clear about the superiority of men over women...
A word of caution: This article contains sexually explicit terms and coarse language that may offend many readers. The author will not take any responsibility in the event any reader may become upset reading this essay. My request to them: please do refrain from reading this essay if you are likely to be offended. You have been forewarned...