Reader Mark received this pamphlet on the campus of Texas A&M — it was from the Aggie Conservatives and it references Islam’s treatment of women
I think they’re actually right in one respect — Islam is too often anti-woman. I can’t understand why any woman, given the choice, would want to remain in a faith that treats her as an inferior.
Is Islam the only faith in which women are not treated as equals?
Nope. Christianity’s guilty of poor treatment of women, too:
“But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.” (I Corinthians 11:3)
“Also thou shalt not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her uncleanness. (Leviticus 18:19) [Translation: Stay away from menstruating women!]
“Solomon … had seven hundred wives … and three hundred concubines.” (1 Kings 11:2-3)
“If a man be found lying with a woman married to a husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her… Then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not…” (Deuteronomy 22:24)
Are there any other anti-women passages you’d like to suggest? Mark would love to know:
I can pass along [readers’] Bible suggestions to the Aggie Conservatives. It would just be dishonest to ignore heinous quotes from the Bible while highlighting ones from the Koran, so I think we both can rest easily tonight knowing that Texas A&M will soon become aware of a vile religious book whose practitioners vastly outnumber Muslims here in Texas…
Let’s help him out!