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No muzz-headedness here :-)
, 21 April 2007
This review is from: The Caged Virgin: A Muslim Woman's Cry for Reason (Paperback)
The title and cover of this book would lead one to expect a fairly hyperbolic read instead of the even-toned and thorough account of Islam, its failings to its contemporary adherents and its comparative failings in the face of western philosophies-of-faith: religion and multiculturalism, for instance. As with Ayaan Hirsi Ali's 'Infidel', much emphasis is placed on the west's wilful misunderstanding of Islam and its dominance over all aspects of a Muslim's life--especially women's.
It was cited that there are non-observant Muslims and Muslims of a reformist mind. A French women's group, for example. Whilst this is encouraging, it does beg the question: since one is not born a Muslim, would it not be simpler to encourage these Muslims to abandon Islam altogether. After all, Ayaan Hirsi Ali has successfully done so. Nothing reforms a philosophy-of-faith faster than a dwindling membership. This would only require western governments to properly defend those who have chosen to, as is their right in the west, from the Islamist hardliners who would threaten them with death.
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