The Status of Women in Islam [NOOK Book]

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In the West, Islam is believed to be the symbol of the subordination of women par excellence. In order to understand how firm this belief is, it is enough to mention that the Minister of Education in France, the land of Voltaire, has recently ordered the expulsion of all young Muslim women wearing the veil from French schools! A young Muslim student wearing a headscarf is denied her right of education in France, while a Catholic student wearing a cross or a Jewish student wearing a skullcap is not. The scene of ...
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The Status of Women in Islam

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Overview

In the West, Islam is believed to be the symbol of the subordination of women par excellence. In order to understand how firm this belief is, it is enough to mention that the Minister of Education in France, the land of Voltaire, has recently ordered the expulsion of all young Muslim women wearing the veil from French schools! A young Muslim student wearing a headscarf is denied her right of education in France, while a Catholic student wearing a cross or a Jewish student wearing a skullcap is not. The scene of French policemen preventing young Muslim women wearing headscarves from entering their high school is unforgettable. It inspires the memories of another equally disgraceful scene of Governor George Wallace of Alabama in 1962 standing in front of a school gate trying to block the entrance of black students in order to prevent the desegregation of Alabama's schools.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781471028564
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 1/7/2012
  • Sold by: LULU PRESS
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 151,652
  • File size: 394 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2012

    Enlightening!

    This was an eye opener, for sure. It's very interesting to see the contrasts between the religions with respect to women. Only 66 pages, totally worth your time!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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