Women In Muslim Culture

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The Oppressed Woman Among the cities and towns of this vast world, one would come across many societies that have women as important members. From Goddess to legal figures, women have been seen as nearly equals to their male counterparts in a vast majority of ways. However, take a religion that has claimed to be ancient keepers of peace and humanity. Then coupled that with the frightening bias views of the Western culture and the patriarchal rulings of the Eastern culture; the end result is the oppressed state of the average Muslim women comes from. It is not the religion of Islam that sets the gender roles in the Muslim culture but the government and the way women have been perceived for countless of years. One could argue that any religion that keeps young Muslim girls from learning is an oppressive one. Burning and gunning down schools and girls because they have the hunger and the urge to learn, something Westerns take for granted, is truly a …show more content…
According to the United Nations, an estimated five thousand women are murdered in the so called “honor killings” every year. For little things like dating a non-Muslim man, like Amina and Sarah Said, to not acting like a traditional Muslim girl; honor killings is one large stain on the cloth of Islam.
How can a religion that has pride itself on the peacefulness and protectiveness human life kill their women and girls? They don’t, at least not how we see it. “Islam is not to blame for the honor killings. “Honor killing" is not an Islamic practice. One of the women interviewed also mentioned this. This is a cultural one.” A young girl told CBC News, her disfigured face shown on TV for all to see what her family has done to her. She went to explain that even Jews and Christians in Jordan, where she resides, “Engage in the sickening

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