...and you're not allowed to disagree
What could be more degrading than for men to consider women to be as thick as two short planks? As lesser beings? And what more tempting target could there be than a major world religion that actually has this bigotry embedded in its holy scriptures in the teachings of its central figure and has taught its truth for hundreds & hundreds of years indoctrinating untold millions of people? Why this misogyny must stop! This unscientific exclusion of half the human race must been shown for the ignorance & bigotry that it is and the idiotic religious figure who taught these things must be shown to be a fraud before the whole world! Right? I bet it's those Christians again isn't it?
Um, well... actually, no - we're talking about Islam here. Does that change things?
Imagine that question being put to a contemporary feminist:~
Does that change things?
Oh! Oh well, in that case - perhaps science has no place in a discussion of faith? Anyway to criticise Islam would be impolite or possibly even racist wouldn't it? And we can't have that. Besides this spurious misogynistic interpretation obviously means that the religious texts, Muhammad and Sharia law have been misinterpreted by people who are not real Muslims! It's purely a cultural issue, not a religious one!
But that would mean those people were not "real" Muslims even though they memorised the Qur'an, observed the Five Pillars, were native Arabic speakers and had multiple degrees in Islamic Law & history. Thousands upon thousands of brilliant, disciplined & rigorous people. For 1400 years. How do we explain that?
Well, we just know this to be true because we've found a handful of perfectly charming Muslims here in the West who assure us that True Islam teaches that women are highly esteemed. We choose to believe them because they are obviously real Muslims. And we know they are real Muslims because they agree completely with our 21st C. enlightened & liberal mindset. So true Islam has in fact been very liberating and forward thinking regarding women for over a millennium. What a wonderful religion!
Funny how some inconvenient truths can be made to evanesce in a millisecond isn't it? As I said the other day: these people really, really see a Deer.
In just 7 minutes David Wood takes us through a few of the clear & orthodox teachings of Islam upon which the mass humiliation of women is based. To disagree is to contradict - and therefore insult - Muhammad and we wouldn't want that now would we? Best to ignore all this then... Back to criticising Catholicism.
In his discussion with Cathy Newman on Channel 4, clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson showed that there is no difference between men and women in intelligence. However, Muhammad claimed that women are far less intelligent than men. Do intelligence tests thus prove that Muhammad's claims were false? David Wood discusses the issue.