Re: More war stuff

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Sun Nov 25 2001 - 13:09:59 MST

Amara Graps wrote:
> Robert:
> >I'll add one more that just occured to me which is that
> >it seems Islam (or at least some branches of it) actively
> >seeks to disempower women.
> You must be careful making a statment like this is, and be precise,
> otherwise you will open a whole new can of worms. There is nothing
> in the Koran that 'disempowers women'. (in fact there's quite a lot
> that 'empowers women', such as the emphasis on education)
> It is only how *some mullahs interpret the Koran*, where the
> 'disempowerment of women' comes into the picture.

Of course. Given this, how do you propose this be gotten around? Found a
Liberal Islamic University, to build a liberal influence in muslim
theological circles? Since all of the problem seems to be coming from
madrassas built and funded by the Saudi Royal Family and its Wahhabi
supporters, I think that pressure brought to bear there for a sustained
period would be of significant benefit.

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