People think that Islam oppresses women and there’s no equality, but they’re wrong – there’s equity… 7th century A.D. Islam gave women the right to be involved in politics, the right to earn and keep her own money. Islam gave women the right to work outside of the home, Islam gave women the right to own property, Islam gave women the right to divorce, Islam gave women the right to choose who she marries. Islam gave women a whole bunch of rights that Western women acquired later in the 19th and 20th centuries and we’ve had these rights since the 7th century A.D. and it’s just not acknowledged worldwide.First: Why is the National Park Service shilling for Islam? Second: while the faith may have been really cutting edge re women's rights back in Medieval times, in our day...not so much. And that's a function of Islamic law according chicks (also non-Muslims) a second-class status.
Third: Shouldn't the NPS get back to doing what it does best--keeping America's national parks ship-shape?
Update: More federally-funded shilling for Islam:
CAIRO – Digging into the history of Islam in America, students at Louisiana University will have the opportunity to get better information about Islam and Muslims in a five-week series of readings and discussions.
“Islam is the world’s second largest religion, so when it goes through a period of internal revision it affects more than just its own adherents,” Dr. Ahmad Nazir Atassi, a Tech assistant professor of history, told Shreveport Times.
The Muslim professor was speaking about a new program planned by Louisiana Tech’s department of history to discuss the Muslim experience in America.
The program titled, “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys,” will be divided into five sessions, each scheduled for a Tuesday evening during October.Atassi, serving as facilitator and discussion leader, noted that the program would begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 and continue every Tuesday evening until Oct. 29.Accompanied by appropriate readings, session topics will include women and gender in American Islam.
The program will also tackled American Muslims from the 18th Century to World War I, American Muslims since World War I, cultural encounters and cultural integration, and American Muslim politics between identity and 9/11.
The course is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association...