• Muslims Whine Because of Women’s Rights!

    Ohh, look! Egypt’s Muslims are angry.

    Why? Because the UN keeps treating women like people:

    Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood have claimed that a UN declaration calling for an end to violence against women will lead to the “complete disintegration of society”.

    Delegates at the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York have spent the last fortnight debating the wording of a declaration that would condemn violence against women. The brotherhood, whose close allies control Egypt’s parliament and presidency, slated the declaration in an online statement on Thursday – calling it a decadent and destructive document that undermined Islamic ethics by calling for women to work, travel and use contraception without their husbands’ permission.

    What? Islamic ethics? Isn’t that just the most cynical oxymoron?

    By the way, shame on the UN’s CSW for pandering to injustice.  What’s next? Will they rephrase the wording in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen?

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    Article by: Ðavid A. Osorio S

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    • RandomReason

      *Some* Musims in Egypt are angry. Others are not. Even if they all look the same to some of us. We can make our points without resorting to the kind of rhetoric indulged in by those whose extremism we oppose.

      • Clare45

        Even the moderate Muslims favour and follow Sharia law, because Sharia law follows the teachings of the Qu’ran. Sharia law does not give equal rights to women. It isn’t about whether Muslims all looking the same. Unless they abandon their holy book, they can never be truly moderate.

        • And it’s not our job to draw the difference between moderates and radicals. That’s up to them – fanatics are not interested in doing so.

      • I’m not resorting to that rhetoric. They claim all Atheists are bad and the same, while we’re showing we’re different and we are not to be lumped all in the same group other than not believers.

        If there are moderate Muslims, it’s their burden to draw the line between them and fanatics, not ours.