TheReligionofPeace - Islam: A Woman is Worth Less than a Man
"From the captives of Hunayn, Allah's Messenger gave [his son-in-law] Ali a slave girlcalled Baytab and he gave [future Caliph] Uthman a slave girl called Zaynab and [future Caliph]Umar another." -
Even in this world, Muhammad treated women like party favors, handing outslave girls to his cronies for sex. Ishaq 969-
"Men were to lay injunctions on women lightly, for they were prisoners of men and had no control over their persons." -
This same text also justifies beating women for flirting.
The fourth Caliph, who was Muhammad's son-in-law and cousin, said just a few years after theprophet's death that
"The entire woman is an evil. And what is worse is that it is a necessary evil."
A traditional Islamic saying is that,
"A woman's heaven is beneath her husband's feet."
The revered Islamic scholar, al-Ghazali, who has been called 'the greatest Muslim afterMuhammad,' writes that the role of a Muslim woman is to
"stay at home and get on with her sewing. She should not go out often, she must not be well-informed, nor must she becommunicative with her neighbors and only visit them when absolutely necessary; she should takecare of her husband... and seek to satisfy him in everything... Her sole worry should be her virtue...She should be clean and ready to satisfy her husband's sexual needs at any moment."
[as quotedfrom Ibn Warraq] A Yemeni cleric recentlyexplainedin a television broadcast what it is that makes women inferiorand unable, say, to serve as good witnesses:
"Women are subject to menstruation, when their endurance and mental capacity for concentration are diminished. When a woman witnesses akilling or an accident, she becomes frightened, moves away, and sometimes even faints, and shecannot even watch the incident."
The many opportunities denied women under Islamic law, from giving equal testimony in court tohaving the right to exclude other wives from their marital bed, is very clear proof that women areof lesser value then men in Islam. Muslim women are not even free to marry outside the faithwithout being killed by their own families. Islamic law also specifies that when a woman is murdered by a man, her family is owed only half as much "blood money" as they would be if she had been a man.Although a man retains custody of his children in the event of his wife's death, a non-Muslimwoman will automatically lose custody of her children in the event of her husband's death unlessshe converts to Islam or marries a male relative of within his family. Even the rights of Muslimmothers are subordinate to her husband's family.Contemporary Muslims like to counter that Arabs treated women as camels prior to
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