The Religion of Peace

TheReligionofPeace

TROP is a non-partisan, fact-based site which examines the ideological threat that Islam poses to human dignity and freedom.








Jihad Report
Jun 17, 2017 -
Jun 23, 2017

Attacks 39
Killed 317
Injured 556
Suicide Blasts 12
Countries 15

The Religion of Peace

Jihad Report
May, 2017

Attacks 216
Killed 1649
Injured 1726
Suicide Blasts 44
Countries 26
List of Attacks

It's far easier to act as if critics of Islam have a problem with Muslims as people than it is to accept the uncomfortable truth that Islam is different.

Donate

The Quran

List of Attacks

Last 30 Days
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001 (Post 9/11)

Charbonnier
"I’d rather die standing up
than live on my knees."
Stephane Charbonnier
(1967-2015)




Myths of Islam

 Islam Respects Women as Equals


The Myth:

The Quran places men and women on equal foundation before Allah and each other.  Women have equal rights under Islamic law.

The Truth:

The Quran says that men and women will be judged by Allah.  This does not mean that they have equal rights and roles, or that they are judged by the same standards.

There is no ambiguity in the Quran, the life of Muhammad, or Islamic law as to the inferiority of women to men despite the effort of modern-day apologists to salvage Western-style feminism from scraps and fragments of verses that have historically yielded no such progressive interpretation.

After military conquests, Muhammad would dole out captured women as war prizes to his men.  In at least one case, he advocated that they be raped in front of their husbands.  Captured women were made into sex slaves by the very men who killed their husbands and brothers.  There are four Quranic verses in which "Allah" makes clear that a Muslim master has full sexual access to his female slaves, yet there is not one that prohibits rape.

The Quran gives Muslim men permission to beat their wives for disobedience, but nowhere does it order love in marriage (although it does say that "love" exists).  The verses plainly say that husbands are “a degree above” their wives.  The Hadith says that women are intellectually inferior, and that they comprise the majority of Hell’s occupants.

Under Islamic law, a man may divorce his wife at his choosing.  If he does this twice, then wishes to remarry her, she must first have sex with another man.  Men are exempt from such degradation.

Muslim women are not free to marry whom they please as Muslim men are.  Their husband may also bring other wives (and slaves) into the marriage bed.  And she must be sexually available to him at any time (as a field ready to be “tilled,” according to the holy book of Islam).

Neither do Muslim women inherit property in equal portion to males.  (This is somewhat ironic given that Islam owes its existence to the wealth of Muhammad's first wife, which would not otherwise have been inherited by her given that she had two brothers and her first husband had three sons).

A woman's testimony in court is considered to be worth only half that of a man’s, according to the Quran.  Unlike a man, she must also cover her head - and often her face.

If a woman wants to prove that she was raped, then she must have four male witnesses corroborate her account (according to strict Sharia).  Otherwise she can be jailed or stoned to death for confessing to “adultery.”

Given all of this, it is quite a stretch to say that men and women have “equality under Islam” based on obscure theological analogies or comparisons.  This is an entirely new ploy designed for modern tastes, and it disagrees sharply with the reality of Islamic law and history.

Further Reading from the Quran:

Further Reading (for references)

Veils
Women Worth Less than Men
Proving Rape under Islamic Law
Wife-Beating
Divorce - A Man's Prerogative
Remarriage
Men in Charge of Women
Polygamy

Myths of Islam Index

©2002 - 2017 Site developed by TheReligionofPeace.Com
All Rights Reserved
Any comments can be directed to the Editor.
About the Site