posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 11:17 AM
reply to post by glasshouse
Hassan al-Banna, the founder of the MB, had this to say on the treatment of women
Following are the principal goals of reform grounded on the spirit of genuine Islam ... Treatment of the problem of women in a way which combines
the progressive and the protective, in accordance with Islamic teaching, so that this problem – one of the most important social problems – will
not be abandoned to the biased pens and deviant notions of those who err in the directions of deficiency and excess ... a campaign against ostentation
in dress and loose behaviour; the instruction of women in what is proper, with particular strictness as regards female instructors, pupils,
physicians, and students, and all those in similar categories ... a review of the curricula offered to girls and the necessity of making them distinct
from the boys' curricula in many stages of education ... segregation of male and female students; private meetings between men and women, unless
within the permitted degrees of relationship, to be counted as a crime for which both will be censured ... the encouragement of marriage and
procreation, by all possible means; promulgation of legislation to protect and give moral support to the family, and to solve the problems of marriage
... the closure of morally undesirable ballrooms and dance-halls, and the prohibition of dancing and other such pastimes ....
"Toward the Light" in Five Tracts of Hasan al-Banna, trans. by Charles Wendell (Berkeley, 1978)
How today's Brotherhood will interpret this remains to be seen.