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Muslim women using Sharia to push for gender equality

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By Mark Fathi Massoud

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Reclaiming women’s power

Absolutely!

Liberalism claims that "women's empowerment" means the right to wear short skirts and sleep with a different guy from Tinder every night. That's not empowerment.

Sharia Law obliges men to marry and be faithful to their wives and to maintain a stable family.

A girl with a stable family is way more empowered than a girl in a single parent home who tries to dress like Arianna Grande and videos of herself on Tiktok.

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women are the glue of the family unit and the maintainers of society.

this is being destroyed by the western femminist movement

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Protecting women “is so clearly written in the Quran,” said one activist who added that “Islam always promotes the person, health, and dignity.”

It does say that husbands can beat their wives if they show defiance.

Not very promoting of the female person, health and dignity.

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No religion should be allowed to interfere with law and how a country is run.

I expect to see a Muslim POTUS before an atheist POTUS.

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Well as long as I don't have to live in a sharia state, I couldn't care less.

Although seems ike the goal is to install sharia cross all nations, sadly for the rest of us peaceful, happy people

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No religion should be allowed to interfere with law and how a country is run.

The point the religious keep missing is that the best way to ensure religious freedom is to keep it out of politics.

One reason they choose to miss it is that they want preferential treatment for their particular sectarian beliefs.

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Anything that Muslim women in countries such as Somalia or Sudan can use to try and improve the shameful imbalances between men and women in their societies is a good thing, including the reinterpretation of Sharia law. However in order for that to mean anything, the men who hold power over women (often of life and death) have to agree, and to consent to giving up and sharing that power. Given the violent medievalist attitudes towards women prevalent in far too many Muslim societies, I can’t see that happening.

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Sorry, women of Islam, but Sharia is loaded against you. Securalism is your only hope.

For example, how to get an Islamic divorce:

For a man: say "talaq" three times in succession. The woman does not need to consent.

For a woman: Initiate a Khul' divorce - as along as the husband consents.

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Burning BushMay 23 07:06 am JST

Liberalism claims that "women's empowerment" means the right to wear short skirts and sleep with a different guy from Tinder every night. That's not empowerment.

This is not what liberalism claims.

Sharia Law obliges men to marry and be faithful to their wives and to maintain a stable family.

One would hope that one would not need a law to force men to do something that they should be doing as a matter of course. Alas, it seems that society thinks such a law is necessary. What does that say about men ...

A girl with a stable family is way more empowered than a girl in a single parent home who tries to dress like Arianna Grande and videos of herself on Tiktok.

How do you know that the girl on Tiktok isn't empowered, just because she is dressed like a famous singer? You don't know. You're making a sexist assumption.

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Sharia Law should not exist in democratic non-Muslim countries, State Laws are always primary, nothing trumps them. This also applies to Jewish laws.

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Separation of church and state.

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A girl with a stable family is way more empowered than a girl in a single parent home 

If someone's husband dies, and she has children, do you think those children should be taken away from her, and given to a different family, where both husband and wife are alive?

If not, why not?

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I'll also ask, if a husband and wife have a daughter, and the husband leaves his wife, should the state take her daughter away, and put her in the care of a gay couple who have been happily married for ten years?

If not, why not?

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If someone's husband dies, and she has children, do you think those children should be taken away from her, and given to a different family, 

No, in that case, the extended family from both sides, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins etc. all need to provide extra care and support to that girl because of the lost parent.

This is why most cultures value large families, it increases the size of the support network for children.

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No, in that case, the extended family from both sides, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins etc. all need to provide extra care and support to that girl because of the lost parent.

Coming from a very large family, I couldn't agree more.

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Researchers found that for centuries a Muslim woman was required to walk ten steps behind their husband because the man was considered superior. Now, researchers found that the husband walks ten steps behind their wife. When the husbands were asked how this shift occurred, they all responded, "Land mines".

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Women in 2021.

More opportunities then ever before.

More educated then ever before.

More rights and freedom then ever before.

Yet if you listen to women talk it's the worst time ever for them.

It has never been a better time to be a woman then right now 2021.

Women complain about marriage, men don't want to marry anymore, yet 80% of divorces start because a woman wants to end it.

They want a husband/boyfriend to work 12+ hours a day and still cook, still clean, do everything, while she does less and less because that apparently is fair to them.

Women want men who are taller then them, make good money, in shape, funny, smart, no kids, etc etc etc.....

They never ask themselves what do I bring to the table besides a few moments of fun in the bedroom.

It's cheaper and better to find an escort, pay for fun when you need it, don't fall for this traps.

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