When we had left off in my “Daniel Pipes: “Ignorance at its Finest, as he Desperately Tries to Keep Islam Alive in America!” article, I had mentioned that Pipes was playing an evasive game. Today we take a closer look:
Already in this young century, a few positive signs in this direction can be discerned. Note some developments concerning women:
Saudi Arabia’s Shura Council has responded to rising public outrage over child marriagesby setting the age of majority at 18. Though this doesn’t end child marriages, it moves toward abolishing the practice.
Let me know when it actually happens.
- Turkish clerics have agreed to let menstruating women attend mosque and pray next to men.
- The Iranian government has nearly banned the stoning of convicted adulterers.
- Women in Iran have won broader rights to sue their husbands for divorce.
- A conference of Muslim scholars in Egypt deemed clitoridectomies contrary to Islam and, in fact, punishable.
Other notable developments, not specifically about women, include:
- The Saudi government abolished jizya (the practice of enforcing a poll tax on non-Muslims).
- An Iranian court ordered the family of a murdered Christian to receive the same compensation as that of a Muslim victim.
- Scholars meeting at the International Islamic Fiqh Academy in Sharjah have started to debate and challenge the call for apostates to be executed.
I could easily counter those points with an endless list of threatening Islamic actions against non-Muslims. But I do not want to my server to crash.
That’s it Daniel? That is all you can come up with in this “young century”? Should non-Muslims spend another century waiting for Islam to reform? No thanks, non-Muslims supporting Islam is the equivalent to Jews supporting Nazism. Why is it that Pipes is so adamant about saving Islam? Only a misguided fool would gamble on the governments of Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Pipes who is located in America, points to some incidents in Islamic countries. Meanwhile Islam marches across the America….
Coming up in part III: Daniel finally comes clean.