Monday, May 30, 2011

Women and Islam-NL aid

United Nations photo/Eskinder Debebe

2010 December 9, means girl in his execution of the obligation by a police officer, victim of 40 lashes. Her crime was pants covering the inside a traditional long dress wearing pants. Male observer while the audience of women under Sharia law as it applies to the public how to laugh and cry.

Occur on a daily basis, such as lashings and dressing properly, properly speaking, act properly, and of course more serious punishment reserved for adultery or cave to run according to Sharia law, which means "action babes is designed to teach. Sudan judiciary women's medieval treatment dramatizes the case is under investigation.

It should be the case around the world upheaval sparked a great deal of. The question is why this case and not all "traditional" in a society where women's rights focus on the big issues of Islam or not, to the West, tradition, religion, and the name of the archaic law barbaric treatment suffer from?
These few lines cannot be covered in a complex topic. Women and Islam articles, mainly Westerners, or living in the West to Western education Muslims written by dealing with the many thousands of 1000 books of a few.

There are Sharia law reflecting women towards the very progressive of the time, the Eastern and Western Christians in the Middle Ages was much more humane than what the Quran, the core issue of the degree program. Legal Hadith, the legal aspects of faith, mostly in 8, and 9 century processing (the Prophet's sayings) collection reflects the extent there is a Muslim country in the women's therapy by considerable criticism of the critics.

Simone de Beauvoir the second sex classic study in understanding my view gender relations in the ruins of the historical context and religion, including possible context) is given in the cultural background and system classes. The entire world is savage treatment of the women in traditional society possible in every method should express anger, while it also cultural relativism, it is important to consider.

Modern Sweden and Norway in the means of modern Afghanistan and gender relations of the same criteria are applied. Islamic feminism Western feminists, "real feminism" can not be accepted, but it is a Muslim country culture and women's humane treatment towards the steps that are appropriate for is a form of feminism.

Traditional agencies and the country's social structure in comparison the totality has a very different gender relations simply domain. Social harmony and in Muslim countries a sense of social justice, it is not the same as the scientific revolution, is undergoing a Renaissance and enlightenment in the secular western society help intellectual revolution religion-based traditionalism secularism recently human rights of women include identity assertion that allow the Sheik in the great leap forward in roots forward. After all, traditional religion-based culture under the European torture witchcraft as part of the craze, as well as even dowry and patriarchical follow the male heirs of the tradition to seek to avoid the burden of toddlers died hundreds of thousands of women.

Legal system tradition in a society where women's humane treatment to allow, you can quickly change, cultural and social change almost something can change overnight. The case also in the West country rivalry West identification of Islamist Terror epoch stigmatize women in Islamic society on the treatment has been used by the West. Saudi Arabia kind of like treatment of women in Muslim countries almost never issue. In contrast, the same case front and Center in the Western Government and press if Muslim countries say Iran, let us openly spinning.

Confrontation with the United States and Europe, the collapse of the Communist bloc, Islamic countries very difficult human rights as an essential part of women's rights in Muslim countries preached confrontation with the West since the relationship. Nevertheless, rigidly religious traditions, a significant reason to comply with the political and cultural rather than Sharia law are applied in a number of Islamic countries women's very harsh treatment, it is difficult to defend.

Young lady beat clock public, crying she's horrible pain, humiliation, such as lashings and simply human treatment allows savage the absurdity of the legal system do not feel hatred seems to be inhumane. Society unfair authority solution and the entire world is connected to the era of instant communications network from the outside cannot be imposed while 8 and to devise in the 9th century by the law of political parties and women inhuman treatment to hide more difficult.

Finally, there is something disturbing when the Nobel Peace Prize recipient people's Republic of China for dissidents to express anger in the world and he was so much public sympathy topic, women's day, some of the victims of a brutal legal practices while another human trafficking is a very little sympathy, and to do this if only the West politically glass.

Women's rights on a global scale to raise the level of awareness is the first step. The United Nations, Ngo and private organizations, Government, at least in the current war in Muslim countries Western Governments than women to advocate for appropriate roles. There are many organizations such as and are always in no way can be offered to seek public support on the Web for easy access.

Author: John Kofas
E-mail: jonkofas [at]

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