The one aspect of Islam that makes it unpalatable to modern western
civilization is their treatment of women. According to the Quran,
their Holy Scriptures of Divine Origin, a woman is half of a man.
Islam seems to think that every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife or a concubine.
It does seem absolutely ridiculous that people should choose to go around looking like letter boxes.
We see pictures or watch videos of women covered in burqas or veils in Muslim countries and find them repugnant. The burqa is the Islamic Cloak of Death.
We read about how women are treated in Muslim countries and are horrified.
The hijab is merely a mechanism and a symbol of subjugation of women and of religion controlling people's lives.
Gamal Abdel Nasser on the Muslim Brotherhood and the hijab
Published on Dec 13, 2015
Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser laughing at the Muslim Brotherhood in 1958 for suggesting that women should be required to wear the hijab and that Islamic law should be enforced across the country.
In the year '53 we really wanted to compromise with the Muslim Brotherwood if they were willing to be reasonable. And I met the head of the Muslim Brotherhood and he sat with me and made his resquests.
What did he request ? The first thing he asked for was to make wearing a hijab mandatory in Egypt and demand that every woman walking in the street wear a tarha (scarf). Every woman walking!
[Someone from the crowd shouts 'Let him wear it!' the crowd applauds and laughs]
If I make that a law, they will say that we have returned to the days of Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah who forbade people from walking at day and only allowed walking at night. And my opinion is that every person in his own house to decide for himself the rules and he replied
'No, as a leader, you are responsible'. I told him, 'Sir, you have a daughter in the School of Medicine and she's not wearing a tarha'. [crowd laughing] 'Why didn't you make her wear a tarha? [crowd applause] If you are unable to make one girl - who is your daughter - wear the tarha, you want me to put a tarha on 10 million women? Myself?
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