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Monday, March 25, 2013

The Muslim Brotherhood of Al Jahaliyya

Morsi Misriyy:  Morsi the Egyptian

I have had some good words for the Muslim Brotherhood recently after Tahrir Square and the events in Egypt.

Time having passed, I must say they are a disappointment. However, I am not an Egyptian, and it is the Egyptians who are stuck with them; it is the Egyptians and those citizens of other countries in the area who seemingly are trading one oppressor for another.
...the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt issued an extraordinary, and extraordinarily disturbing, rejoinder to the draft of a declaration calling for an end to violence against women that was eventually passed at the annual session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. In an official statement responding to the draft, the Brotherhood argued that, if approved, it would “lead to complete disintegration of society, and would certainly be the final step in the intellectual and cultural invasion of Muslim countries, eliminating the moral specificity that helps preserve cohesion of Islamic societies.”
I cannot agree with this in its entirety.
However, it is not individual arguing points that I care about, rather it is the tone of the statement: it is the Voice of the Oppressor, which claims that the subordinate status of women is a Moral Imperative, and that this Moral Imperative is the basis for Islamic society.

It may be the basis of these societies, but it is not a Pillar of Islam.

It is an element of the Jahaliyya, the Time of Ignorance, when women were second and third class citizens and little more than chattels in many areas of Arabia.

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