Egypt: More Evidence on How Islam Liberates Women

My colleague Al-Mutarjim has translated comments made this week to the London-based al-Sharq al-Awsat (via the Gazan publication Donia al-Watan) by a female candidate for the Egyptian Parliament, Muna Salah. The Islamically-enlightened Ms. Salah maintains, ...that women are deficient in intelligence and religion, and it is not permissible for them to be in authority or to occupy the office of the presidency. Defending her candidacy for the People's Council, Ms. Salah claims, ...acting as a representative in the Council [confers] only partial authority and not complete authority, such as the presidency of the republic. She added that she seeks to apply the Islamic sharia, including cutting off the hands of thieves, preventing the mingling of men and women, and specifying black clothes for women and white clothes for men. [emphasis added] Not only do Islam's foundational texts (i.e., Koran and hadith) and resultant Sharia-based "jurisprudence" affirm such debasing attitudes,...(Read Full Post)

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