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Barry Pearson's Avatar Jump to comment 24 by Barry Pearson

The examples above of the attitude of Islam towards women suggests one way to criticise Islam while hopefully avoiding a spurious charge of racism (etc) towards Muslims.

After all, criticising Sura 4:34 (wife-beating) doesn't logically imply hatred or fear of all Muslims! It should lead to sympathy towards half the Muslims on the planet, Muslim women. It is worth emphasising this while criticising this aspect of Islam.

In fact, I believe most of the victims of Islam are Muslims. I suggest that most Muslims are victims of Islam, for example women, or people in countries where Islam is inhibiting R&D to the disadvantage of the inhabitants of those countries.

Fri, 01 Jul 2011 11:34:14 UTC | #845174