UI – The SEX Club
If you read Nonie Darwish’s book, Cruel and Usual Punishment (‘CUP’)(2008, Thomas Nelson, Nashville, TN) your eyes will open wide to revelations on Islam, the lives of men, the poor male and the wealthy, the oppression of women, women’s acquiescence to their suppressed lifestyle (that is what they know and any crumb of nicety is welcomed), and the reason for Sharia and jihad. It is quite the story.
No Freedom for Women or Men
We speak of human rights and equality, the God-given right to be a human being, with all the attendant benefits of freedom. But, that is not the case for Muslims. Neither women nor men are free. They cannot live according to the innate nature of our intellect and conscious as to right and wrong, or to love or to care for self or another. As a result they acquiesce and love Allah and rebel against non-believers. This can be demonstrated by what Darwish calls the Sex Club.
She describes as “a common trait of the Arab/Muslim man: a depressed and authoritarian patriarch at home, but outside he is cheerful, fun-loving, and the life of the party.” (pg. 106 CUP). Under Sharia, she goes on to discuss, there are rights and freedoms for men they wish to preserve, even though Western freedoms have some appeal. Calling it a ‘double life’, wanting to ‘have their cake and eat it too.’ “Society’s equal treatment of men and women, rich and poor, and upper and lower classes” (pg. 107 CUP) poses obstacles.
Sharia – More Than Islamic Law
For her ‘Sharia’ is more than just Islamic law, it is a control mechanism to insure the wealthy enjoy all the benefits of life on earth, allied with Muhammad, and the poor men do the dirty work. In effect the wealthy, the powerful enslave the lesser, effectively, and if they oppose they too are considered an infidel. “At the expense of family cohesion and stability,” she writes, “Sharia has been exceedingly ‘generous’ to MEN” (pg. 108 CUP). As to ‘polygamy’ she suggests, “because of his (the Muslim male) right to polygamy, a man is deprived of a wholesome monogamous relationship, its emotional depths, and a satisfying life partnership….Instead, Sharia has cursed him into believing that his wife is not to be trusted.” Without a vow of loyalty to one wife neither the man nor woman can “feel secure in their relationship.” (pg. 109 CUP) Men, “because of Sharia…miss out on the best life can offer – genuine love, loyalty, and respect from his family.” (pg. 109 CUP)
The Master of the House
The man in the Muslim culture is the master of his house. The woman the slave. Men have the Law to back them up. Without the law “many Muslim men…feel weak,” the law “granting them the master-slave relationships in the home.” So in the West they demand Sharia.
Let Freedom Ring
This is not the American way nor the way of any free people. In the U.S. our experiment with slavery was not a good one. For Islam the treatment of women is not an experiment. It is a way of life, and any sensible person would agree, it is not the way of life any women should be subjected to. When the women of Islam come to realize this, when they taste freedom (which is to be denied at all costs by Muslim men) they will seek a better way. It exists. It is called equal human rights. It is not available in the Muslim world. It is available though. Where there has been such attempts recently, such as in Iran, dissent has resulted in jail time, in the requirement of veils worn, and more. If women accept their lot as Allah’s desire, then so be it. But they should know, logic applied, this is not what God would want. See the 100 points of Freedom in my Blog – Part 42
Women Be Free
We pray each and every day that women in Muslim controlled areas have access to the Word of God, the Bible, so they can read and understand the truth. They have every right to see things differently, but should not be denied access. If they compare the Bible and the Quran, side-by-side, and know the history and the structure, they will gain knowledge and with it wisdom. Such wisdom will enable them to see the world as it should be, not as man would desire. Within their cultures access to such information, the freedom of information is prevented. Even the Quran calls upon women to not doubt, and if they do they are as an infidel. Why? Because to doubt is to seek answers and the answers would not be the ones the male dominant, the misogynistic society, would want to hear, or want women to have.
Even if the women of Islam were exposed the freedoms Humanists seek, that of a secular society, without God, they would see independence and opportunities equal to men. And why should that not be the case. But they can have freedom and believe in the Almighty at the same time, finding assurance of Salvation. It is not available not will it ever be under Islamic Law.
We pray for the freedom and independence of women throughout the world. We need them as companions, as compliments to men, and as intellectual assets to the entire world. Let no mind that God created be excluded from contributing to the knowledge and wisdom of the world.
God Bless all women.
Grace and Peace