Women In Iraq

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In Iraq, the lifestyle there is much worse for Muslim women than it is in the United States. It is common for women to be a victim of abuse, killed, or even raped. In the United States women are given more benefits than Muslim women do in Iraq, which doesn’t seem fair, because women should be treated just as equally as men are treated and no gender is superior than other gender. Iraq’s major religion is Islam, their religion compares and contrasts to Christianity, however the life Muslim women live now reflects from Islam’s traditions from the freedom to confinement. The Qur’an is the last revealed word of Allah, and it is every Muslim’s main source of faith and practices. The Holy Bible is the Word of God, and it is every Christian’s main …show more content…
The Qur’an states that polygamy is acceptable, “If you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans, marry women of your choice, two, or three, or four; but if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one... to prevent you from doing injustice." (Qur 'an 4:3). In the Holy Bible, it Is quoted, “He (Solomon had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines..." (1 Kings 11:3).
Christianity and Islam are very similar they have major differences in their beliefs. In the Qur’an, Jesus never died; instead he went to the heaven during crucifixion. In the Holy Bible, Jesus died on the cross and died through
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After the deed is done the family’s honor has been considered washed and polished. If a women does not follow the dress code, if a woman refuses an arrange marriage, if a woman is being suspected of having engaged premarital sex, and if the woman is a victim of sexual harassment these are all ways for Muslim women to the receive the honor killing. In Baghdad, 16 year-old Fatima was abducted from her family and told the family that her brother had to quit the police force if they wanted to see her alive and untouched. Fatima’s brother quit immediately, but when she was returned she was not spared. Although Fatima aware of the customs, but she was not expecting her family to actually do that. Fatima’s brother and Father could not kill her instead her 35 year-old cousin, Sarhan, killed her. Sarhan said during the podcast that even if she was not killed her life would be miserable because society would block her away from her social life outside of the home. Over the years, more methods of honor killings are been used such as stoning a person to

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