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originally posted by: enlightenedservant
First, women are protected by the Qur'an, not oppressed by it. In fact, when compared to the Bible, the Qur'an gives far more rights to women.
The Qur'an even guarantees women the rights to divorce & to receive inheritances (and an ex-husband has to keep taking care of her until she remarries, which is essentially alimony)
Female genital mutilation isn't in the Qur'an
(neither is circumcision, for that matter).
And "honor killings" is against the Qur'an, which states that anyone who intentionally kills a believer will go to Hell.
To further emphasize the point, my mom's also a Muslim. And she's a homeowner, is a retired teacher, is a voter, is highly educated, and taught me how to drive. She fits none of the stereotypes about Islam and yet her situation isn't even rare.
There are people all over the world who get angry for different reasons. Saying that Islam needs to "reform" because of the anger of a Muslim that commits a crime is no different than me saying Christianity needs to "reform" since so many self-described Christians in America get angry and commit crimes.
originally posted by: Gnosisisfaith
a reply to: DJW001
Islam has been relevant for a long time. Even ushered in a golden age of prosperity and scientific discovery until the destitute European monarchies and the Pope launched the crusades. Truly a stain on Christianity.