Salaam and Greetings of Peace:
Isla has a story on her blog entitled Raping the Shariah, about Mukhtaran Mai and her gang-rape for the sake of “honor.” This barbaric tribal custom has nothing to do with Islam, yet that is how it is perceived by the outside world. Honor rapes and killings! stoning women in Iran! The Muslim world does not have to worry about being conquered by the West. They are defeating themselves as long as such cruel, stupid, barbarous patriarchal customs are allowed to continue unchallenged.
“A nation is not conquered until the hearts of its women are on the ground. Then it is done, no matter how brave its warriors nor how strong their weapons”
– Old Cheyenne Proverb, from Mary Crow Dog’s “Lakota Woman”