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Aisha posts on 11/30/2007 4:45:35 PM You people make it sound like Muslim men are the only ones beating their wives. Can you honestly tell there aren't men in America who beat their wives????? Or ANYWHERE in the world for that matter??? The kind of man that beats his wife is an insecure man, who's only way of feeling powerful is beating people who can't defend themselves. It doesn't have anything to do with religion. If you are going to judge Islam based on this book, and these terrorist idiots who undermine Islam, then you are not bothering to understand Islam.
Natalie M Morhart posts on 11/29/2007 4:59:58 PM Jennine- it is not a playground you are right! This is the real world. The point I think Cara was making (which I happen to agree with-) is that it may be cultural but the people of the islam faith are beating and abusing their wives. People who are apparently devout in their religion are doing this horrible things to the women there. So it really doesn't matter what the Koran says does it? Because the people are carring on how they want to. Futhermore, Cara provided the proof that it is written in the Koran. So, don't act like we are idiots for believing a certain way about Islams and Muslims when it is written in black and white in the doctrine that you hold so sacred.
Rose Young posts on 11/28/2007 10:51:19 PM I am curious if anyone can point me to a website that details how many American women are held against their will in Muslim countries? The reason I am asking is my son is a Marine security guard for an embassy in Morocco. He said he has phone calls from women who want the embassy's help because they are being held against their will or being beaten.



AnonymousMe posts on 10/10/2007 6:09:06 PM Betty Mahmoody and her daughter are both heroines and 'Not Without My Daughter' is a wonderful book.
Anonymous posts on 8/27/2007 11:37:30 AM Jennine - I did not get my information about the Koran's treatment of women from Not Without My Daughter. This is from Chapter 4, Verse 34 of the Koran: Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has given the one more (strength) than the other, and because they support them from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient, and guard in (the husband's) absence what Allah would have them guard. As to those women on whose part ye fear disloyalty and ill-conduct, admonish them (first), (Next), refuse to share their beds, (And last) beat them (lightly); but if they return to obedience, seek not against them Means (of annoyance): For Allah is Most High, great (above you all).
linda posts on 8/25/2007 1:12:57 PM the movie makes me very sad.i have family stuck in saudia and cant get them out.i dont know how or where to begin.Betty is a very strong woman
Cindy posts on 8/14/2007 4:57:38 PM I lead a book discussion group and our book for this month was "Not Without My Daughter". Loved the book, very well written and definately held my interest. The problem: I need discussion questions and couldn't find any on the net. Does anyone have discussion questions or know where to look? Thanks in advance!
Jennine posts on 8/12/2007 12:02:55 AM Yes, i see where you are coming from. Point one- You retrieved this information from 'Not without my daughter' correct? Well, this is not true and i will prove my point, the book, 'Forbidden Love' by Norma, she wrote a whole lot of fake things about Islam and later on admitted her book was a hoax and made everything up. Again, nothing against betty, but what she enlisted in her book is not true.. Point 2 - NOW THIS IS THE BIT WHICH PISSES ME OFF! Look, the things that go on in Islamic countries are CULTURAL and i repeat CULTURAL, THEY ARE CULTURAL UPBRINGINGS! THE QURAN HAS GIVEN EQUAL RIGHTS TO MEN AND WOMEN! EQUAL RIGHTS! WHY CAN'T ANYONE SINK THAT THROUGH THEIR HEADS? STOP WATCHING FOX NEWS AND RELYING ON INSUFFICIENT RESOURCES TO JUDGE ISLAM! THE BEATINGS, AND NO RIGHTS FOR WOMAN, NO JOBS, NO DIVORCE IS CULTURAL, NOT ISLAMIC!!!! THEY (MIDDLE EASTERN CULTURES) ARE DOING THE WRONG THING, BECAUSE ISLAM DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY OF THIS AT ALL!!! Seriously, i have had a rough time coping with this. I have to explain to everyone i meet that, this is all cultural. I HATE GOING THROUGH IT AGAIN AND AGAIN!! Islam is all about peace! PEACE! The islamic greeting is: Alsalumu alaikum WHICH MEANS PEACE BE ON YOU!! NOW DO YOU REALLY SERIOUSLY THINK THAT ISLAM WOULD ALLOW ALL OF THAT. COME ON, GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT! WE ARE NOT IN A SCHOOL PLAYGROUND!!!!!!!!
Eric posts on 7/24/2007 12:49:44 PM sorry this message is cropped. it doesn't allow me to post my entire message. Kind of funny how I can't even be with or see my daughter in my own country and yet they are the ones who have her. She drew first blood with filing a restraining order against me under false allegations along with criminal charges also under false allegations. I was almost on my way to prison, just from mere allegations. The same way Betty had to deal with her husband and her family while in Iran, I am dealing with it right here. They couldn't have got anything without me and their ex-spouses who are also all Americans. Just as an aside, it's quite interesting how Betty, myself and 3 ex-spouses are all from the midwest; Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, and although not midwest, rural Texas. Everything they have monetarily, materially, educationally, etc. was all gained under my sweat and tears along side their lies and deceit.
Cara posts on 7/24/2007 12:11:28 PM Jennine - you say it isn't acceptable for a husband to hit his wife in Islam. According to the Koran, if a wife transgresses, a man must talk to her, abandon her, then beat her as a last resort. Whatever equal rights Islam gave women many years ago is moot, because today, a Muslim woman in an Islamic country does not have the right to divorce her husband, or if she does, she has no right to the children. And remember, the terrorists who are causing good Muslims so many problems are doing all these things in the NAME of ISLAM. So they were taught these things by someone, and it probably wasn't taught to them by an Episcopalian.
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