posted on Feb, 25 2005 @ 12:54 PM
New and upcoming women officials of the new Iraqi government have stated they will implement the Sharia form of Islamic Law. From women's Islamic
uniforms to a husband's right beat their wife when she is not obedient and it does not leave a mark. They however state in the article that Sharia
must come with civil rights concerning women's wages, work time during pregnancies and many other issues pertaining strictly to women. This is an
unexpected result of America's dealings with the Iraqi people, their society, culture, religion, and government.
Covered in layers of flowing black fabric that extend to the tips of her gloved hands, Jenan al-Ubaedy knows her first priority as one of some 90
women who will sit in the national assembly: implementing Islamic law.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
Is Islamic culture so different that we truly do not understand it. That we judge Sharia based on what we see not on what we know. That from the
outside it looks cruel and unusual but form the inside seen as the right way to live life in society? Alas we cannot and do not condemn Islamic
values, just the way they deal with the punishment of breaking laws aimed at keeping values holy and sacred such as fidelity and honesty to name
Or is it that the oppressed cannot see out from under their literal veil of oppression and will choose to keep it over themselves out of fear of the
unknown or out of conditioning and brainwashing?
This is an interesting new development. Women advocates for Sharia. What do you think? Please read the article above in full to get the scope of the
women's perceptions. The link takes a while to load abut it does work. Please do not generalize about this and be specific in your responses. It
should show you have read the article. The first paragraph reveals nothing of the situation.
[edit on 25-2-2005 by 00PS]