honestly, your views on Islam and women is very narrow. You need to distinguish between religion and culture. I do not condone or support any of the negative examples portrayed in this book. I am a Muslim woman myself, happily married to a loving husband and proud to be a Muslim. I live in a multicultural society where we tolerate and understand different religions and culture. I don't like and do not support all the negative portrayals of Islam by practising Muslims in most parts of the Middle East and India/Pakistan. These individuals like to mix culture with religion. You need to expand your vision and knowledge of examples before making any conclusions. Come to Singapore, visit the heartlands, stay with the locals and you'll get a better understanding of what real Islam is.