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At the bottom of this post appear the sahih or authorized translations from Quran. Below is also a summary of the koranic view of women, as well as relevant videos by Muslim authorities, expressing a very typical attitude towards women.
Please note that millions of children worldwide are forced to learn these koranic scriptures by memory. Keep aloof from women during their menstrual periods and do not approach them until they are clean again; when they are clean, have intercourse with them whence God enjoined you….
Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because God has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and forsake them in beds apart, and beat them. But if you fear that you cannot maintain equality among them, marry one only or any slave-girl you may own.
The same shall apply to those [of your wives] who have not yet menstruated. Child marriages were common. A believing slave-girl is better than an idolatress, although she may please you. Nor shall you wed idolaters, unless they embrace the Faith. And let them not stamp their feet when walking so as to reveal their hidden trinkets.
If you fear God, do not be too complaisant in your speech, lest the lecherous-hearted should lust after you. Show discretion in what you say. Stay in your homes and do not display your finery as women used to in the days of ignorance.
Men are superior to women and have authority over them, while women must obey men or risk being beaten. A woman is worth one-half of a man, and men are above women.
Muslim men may marry up to four wives, including prepubescent girls, and can own sex slaves. Muslims are not allowed to marry non-Muslims, unless the latter convert to Islam. Women must cover themselves and be seen only by relatives, eunuchs, slaves and children who have not yet had sex with women.
Whether or not a master is exhorted to be kind, fair and just to his slaves, the fact of their slavery remains.
And do not approach them until they are pure. And when they have purified themselves, then come to them from where Allah has ordained for you. Indeed, Allah loves those who are constantly repentant and loves those who purify themselves.
And fear Allah and know that you will meet Him. And give good tidings to the believers.
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@weberc2 So have I, and usually the person forwarding said argument is a disingenuous bigot trying to fudge the issue and play the victim card that the big evil government and the meanie liberals are infringing his free speech rights by forcing him to pretend gays are people, waaaah.
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