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Old 15 June 2007, 06:02 AM
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Originally Posted by MichiganGirl View Post
But most churches treat women differently than 1300 years ago, unlike Islam. Most people also don't follow the bible exactly as written, saying nothing has changed in over a thousand years, also unlike Muslims.
I don't think it's quite as clear cut as that. There are over a billion Muslims in the world and I'm pretty sure only a few of them treat their women as they were 1300 years ago. Another thing that you have to consider is that Islam 1300 years ago was "ahead of its time" in some ways regarding women's rights. So, while I agree that the current record is not very good in many Muslim countries*, and extremely bad (much worse than Islam 1300 years ago) in a few of them, your post is not really correct. (* I wrote "countries" but what I really meant was countries/families/clans/sects, etc.)
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