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Abusing Women, Abusing Islam

October, 2009
Muslim Public Affairs Council

Abusing Women, Abusing Islam: Re-Examining Sharia Court Rulings in Contemporary Time

How women fare correlates directly with how society fares overall. The complex and appalling stream of news reports describing Muslim women being punished under Islamic law for everything from wearing pants to not having sex with their husbands to being raped cannot be ignored. Muslim women around the world are being disproportionately abused using outdated Islamic rulings and ages-old customs, while men who commit the same actions often go free.