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Wafa Sultan's ' A God Who Hates' - A brave book by a brave woman.

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Childrenofthestones Fri 24-Aug-12 08:47:46

Wafa Sultan's ' A God Who Hates'

If you want an insight into the mind of Muslim men and why they treat women the way that they do, this is a must. Her life as a girl growing into a woman in Syria under the strict religious and cultural rules of Sharia, witnessing the atrocious treatment of women at the hands of men. The fact that she came to notoriety because, when in a televised discussion in 2006 on Al Jazeera, where she was being shouted down by a cleric, she had the temerity to say " Be quiet, it is my turn to talk!."
The Muslim world was shocked. Just the act of talking across a man was enough for her to receive hate mail and subsequent death threats. Where are all the feminist voices about this?
I, like many westerners, didn't realise just how restrictive women's existence is in Islam.
For having the courage to write this book, and stand up for women all over the world, in the face of Islamic death threats, she deserves to be read as widely as possible.
Highly recommended.

saadia Fri 24-Aug-12 08:53:08

Haven't read the book but just wanted to make clear that in many parts of the world they follow a very strict and harsh interpretation of Islam which is often directed by local cultural practices. This is not the case everywhere.

youvegottabekiddingme Sat 25-Aug-12 19:50:42

Really? "into the mind of Muslim men"?? The whole Muslim world was shocked because she talked across a man? What utter nonesense. I haven't read the book but it seems either the author has made a lot of over genralisations from her own experiences or you are making your own assumptions from your reading.

amirah85 Sat 25-Aug-12 20:13:59

What you talking about is culture,nothing to do with religion.for example after the death of our Prophet(saw) one man that took over some time after was Umar,a companion.he was talking during a sermon,about how women should not ask too much (money or presents) for their wedding from thir woman got up and reminded him that what he said was wrong.Umar then said,this woman is right and I was wrong.
This is Islam.not what some woman that confuses culture with religion writes in a book to try and get rich.u want to know what islam(not muslim men)say?read the quran and hadiths

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