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Good column, Sir.
Thank you for a voice of reason.
That is a wonderful article, thank you for sharing. It is so awesome to see articles of this nature, to hear about God and His graceful ways, and His enduring love. She may have had to go through that ordeal, but God was with her every step of the way. And look what came out of it. Thank you Lord.
When the Quran was revealed, the first command was not pray, it was not give alms to the poor, it was not something mundane. The command was: Read! Yes, "Read"!
Most Muslims take this as meaning not just to read, but to study, learn, proclaim and to become educated. Please note that the word wasn't "O man, read", it was simply "Read"!
The Quran teaches that men and women are equal, but not the same, as is evident in the different genders. But that they should all are equal in the eyes of God. So women, girls learning is not a sin nor it is "not permitted". It IS permitted, encouraged and decreed.
So how can the Taliban, a religious political ideology, have missed that salient point? It is called power; the power of men over women to keep them in line, the control and without it the Taliban have no reason to be. It is time for them to stop their harrassment of women, and other types of people.
Have you forgoton the American Musilim girls being punished by their families.
Have you forgoton about the teenage girl who was raped, then forced to marry her rapist because of family honor. She killed herself.
And now the push for Sharia Law.
Bulldog, this isn't an Islamic problem, it is a family out of touch with the real aspects of Islam. Individual families are the root of some of the misconceptions about Islam. Killing is strictly prohibited in every case except self-defense, PERIOD! The punishment for killing is the same as if one killed all of mankind, every man woman and child on the face of the earth. Can you imagine the penalty?
Secondly, Islam states clearly that the girl has the right to reject the marriage imposed upon her by her parents or anyone else. But like most American values, premarital, extramarital sex is really a problem and we must realize that this is a huge sin in Islam.
You point out two incidents and blame them all on Shariah Law or Islamic practice-they are neither.
Another incredible article by Mr. Pitts! Malala's miracle, as Mr. Pitts put it, makes my heart smile and rejoice! (Isaiah 55:8 is one of my favorite verses.) I can relate whole-heartedly to what Mr. Pitts is saying. Beautiful...
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