Egypt warns giving women some rights could destroy society
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) -Egypt‘s ruling Muslim Brotherhoodwarns that a U.N. declaration on women’s rights could destroy society by allowing a woman to travel, work and use contraception without her husband’s approval and letting her control family spending.
The Islamist party ofPresident Mohamed Mursi outlined 10 reasons why Muslim countries should “reject and condemn“the declaration; The Brotherhood, which helped to elect Morsi to power in June, posted the statement on its website, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/
The Muslim Brotherhoodsaid the declaration would give “wives full rights to file legal complaints against husbands accusing them of rape or sexual harassment, obliging competent authorities to deal husbands punishments similar to those prescribed for raping or sexually harassing a stranger, give girls sexual freedom, legalize abortion, provide teenagers with contraceptives, give equality to women in marriage and require men and women to share duties such as child care and chores , equal rightsto homosexuals, and provide protection and respect for prostitutes” and “equal rights to adulterous wives and illegitimate sons resulting from adulterous relationships.”
The Muslim Brotherhood should be worried. Equal rights for women would not destroy society but Islam.
The United States and all democratic societies have achieved their prosperity by granting women equal rights. It was the Second World War that lead to the economic transformation of women. While men from the USA, Canada and Britain marched to war by the millions, women left their homes and marched by the millions into the factories to become machinists, welders, electricians, carpenters, millwrights, plumbers, truck drivers etc. They labored on machines, toiled with wrenches and hammers, saws and screw drivers to manufacture planes and tanks, ships and guns. Without women the victory of democracy over Nazism and the Japanese Empire would have been impossible.
Today women occupy high positions in all professions.
Today it is illegal for a husband to have sex with his wife against her will. Spousal rape is rape. “No means No” is a legal right for women.
Today wife-beating is a crime.
The new draft of Egypt’s post-revolution of the constitution article 36 concerning women’s right and freedoms contains an additive which discloses that “men and women are equal, so long as this equality does not violateIslamic laws.”
Lawyer Sobhi Saleh, Muslim Brotherhood figure and member of the Constituent Assembly in charge of drafting Egypt’s post-revolution constitution stated “Whoever objects to this bit will be objecting to the Islamic faithand wreaking havoc unnecessarily. Those who protest have to know that there is no absolute equality between men and women inIslam and inheritance is an example”.
In Islam, a married woman is the property of her husband. He is permitted to use violence to control his wife. Wife beating is divinely sanctioned by Allah in the Koran and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad.
Quran 4:34 Men (Muslims) are in charge of women (Muslimah), therefore Allah has made the Muslim (men) to excel the Muslim (women), and because Muslim (men) spend of their property, so good women (Muslimah) are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah has guarded. As for those women (Muslimah/wives) from whom you fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and beat them. Then if they obey you, seek not a way against them…
Other translations render the phrase “beat them” as:
Ahamed: “beat them (lightly at the very last)”
al-Bayt Institute: “and strike them”
Arberry: “and beat them”
Asad: “then beat them”
Daryabadi: “and beat them“
Dawood: “and beat them”
Haleem: “then hit them”
Hilali/Khan: “(and last) beat them (lightly, if it is useful)”
Irving: “and (even) beat them”
Kanz ul-Eeman: “beat them (lightly)”
Khalifa: “then you may (as a last alternative) beat them”
Malik: (and then if necessary) beat them”
Noorudin/Omar: “punish them (mildly)”
Pickthall: “and scourge them”
Rodwell: “and scourge them”
Saheeh int’l: “(and finally) strike them”
Sale: “and chastise them”
Shakir: “and beat them”
Sher Ali: “and chastise them”
Stephens/Darwish: “and smack them(without harshness)”
Yusuf Ali: “(And last) beat them (lightly)”
Note: words in parentheses () are the translators’ interpolation into the text. Those words do not exist in the Arabic text of the Koran.
Four reasons that sanction men beating their wives:
if she refuses to beautify herself for him.
if she refuses sex when he asks for it.
if she refuses to pray or perform ritual ablutions.
if she goes out of the house without a valid reason.
Also, Muhammad’s example is normative for Muslims, since he is an “excellent example of conduct” (Quran 33:21) – and Aisha reports that Muhammad struck her. Once he went out at night after he thought she was asleep, and she followed him surreptitiously. Muhammad saw her, and, as Aisha recounts: “He struck me on the chest which caused me pain, and then said: Did you think that Allah and His Apostle would deal unjustly with you?” (Sahih Muslim 2127)
Aisha herself said it: “I have not seen any woman suffering as much [from beatings] as the believing women.” (Sahih Bukhari 7.72.715)
Sharia Law mandates the oppression and subjugation of women:
Wife beating “[A husband] may hit her, but not in a way that injures her, meaning he may not break bones, wound her, or cause blood to flow.” (Reliance of the Traveler, Section m10.12)
Honor killing – “The following are not subject to retaliation: a father or mother for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring. (ibid Section o1.2(4))
Nearly half Saudi and Egyptian women are beaten up by their husbands or other family members.
To give Muslim women equal rights would be to deny the validity that Quran 4:34 and thus imply that Q.4:34 and other teachings are not from Allah but were fabricated by Muhammad. The imprisonment of Muslim women – their subjugation and oppression and denial of their humanity and equality – is based on the evil lie of the “divinity” of the Quran.
We must fight for the right of all Muslim women to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. To prevent the enslavement of women, Sharia Law must be exposed and stopped. All anti-woman teachings of the Quran and Hadith must be condemned and rejected. The rights of women must be enforced and protected through the Rule of Law and a Constitutional Amendment: Universal Declaration of the Total Equality of Womenhttp://www.islamreform.net/new-page-64.htm
This Constitutional Amendment, to be submitted to all states of USA for immediate enactment must also be ratified by all 57 Muslim countries. In this Proclamation, each anti-woman teaching of the Quran and Sharia Law are condemned and made illegal. By doing so, and making these rights – denied by Islam – “Constitutional”, we are reinforcing our rejection of Sharia Law and the Quran, making it impossible for Muslims to undermine the democratic rights of women in the United States and worldwide. This Amendment and the rights of women must be taught to student in every school in America and all other countries.
The battle of establishing the rights of women universally will also act as a key for defeating Islam. All Islamic nations must enact the Constitutional Amendment granting their women total humanity and equality. Those nations that refuse to sign and implement the Amendments will be thrown out of the international community. This means denying visas to the UN delegations of ALL 57 Islamic nations leaving their seats empty until they not only adopt this Constitutional Amendment but enforce it. Those of us, involved in the battle against Islam, must champion the worldwide movement for total and complete equality of ALL women with men. We are not in conflict with Muslims, but with Islamic teachings that Muslim men use to subjugate and denigrate women of their own faith and beyond. We must fight for their equal human rights and dignity. Only in this way will Islam be defeated and condemned to the trash bin of history along with Nazism and Communism.
Jake Neuman is the author of “Islam and Sharia Law Are Treason: Jihad Is Treason” and “Prophet Muhammad (AKA ALLAH): Monster of History.” (free download)
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