In Egypt, fundamentalists have created a strategy of harassing women on the streets to make them want to stay at home. On buses men are touching women’s breasts and butts. There was a documentary about it on German tv last night. It seems epidemic.
The Prophet said that women totally dominate men of intellect and possessors of hearts.
But ignorant men dominate women, for they are shackled by an animal ferocity.
They have no kindness, gentleness or love, since animality dominates their nature.
Love and kindness are human attributes; anger and sensuality belong to the animals.
She is the radiance of God, she is not your beloved.
She is a creator – you could say that she is not created.
——Jamal-ud-Din Rumi, 13th century theologian and poet
I personally would not be too sure about trusting the sources you used.
For example, here is what Phillip Giraldi (former CIA agent) had to say
Depicting Islam as manifestly medieval, backward, and cruel is not new, as it has been going on in one form or another since the Israelis and Palestinians first locked horns. Recognizing that the
propaganda that is being ground out in the mainstream media derives from that conflict, it is easy to understand why Muslims are persistently portrayed in negative terms….
In a milder form, the same viewpoint is reflected in both the news coverage and the editorial pages of newspapers like The New York Post, The Washington Post, and even The New York Times….
to justify the seemingly unending series of wars in Asia, presenting the local people as lacking in the civilized moral and political values that we all hold dear.
With regards to Egypt, if you want to talk about crime, you might find this statement from the agent interesting.
There are more than 50 predominantly Muslim countries in the world, and, while most have elements of Shariah in their civil and family law, only two have it as their criminal codes. They are
Saudi Arabia and Iran
The countries that do not have Shariah as their criminal codes have modeled their laws on European and American models, some borrowing from Roman law and others from
British common law.
I am no way implying that European and American laws are ‘‘pure evil’‘. I just want to emphasize that if one want to find the cause of crime, then one should look at more than just religion.
With regards to Islam, here is what one criminology book states:
“Most scholars attribute the low Saudi Arabian crime rate mainly to the strong influence of Islam in various spheres of life in Saudi society, particularly to the implementation of
Transnational and Comparative criminology,
by Prof Sheptycki & Prof Wardak