Islam’s holy book, the Quran, and its Prophet Muhammad, granted women rights and regarded women as equals to males, through socially, economically, and spiritually statuses. Given that no nation, culture or religion granted such right to women at that time — or for centuries after that — these teachings were a transformative aspect for all societies.
The BS goes much deeper.
Recently, Muslims in America launched the True Islam and the Extremists campaign which highlights 11 points that are often distorted regarding Islam’s true teachings.
One of the campaign’s points states that true Islam believes in empowerment, education, and equality for women. Many examples during Prophet Muhammad’s time illustrate his keen interest in liberating women from slavery. His work for women’s rights is held dear by many Muslims and non-Muslim women alike, and sets an exemplary standard for us today.
Three simple facts:
- Procunt Muhammad married 12 females during his life. One of them was 6-years-old.
- After waging war against his infidel enemies, he captured many women and distributed them among his soldiers as sex slaves. Muhammad himself kept a few sex slaves. That's right, the evil man who used and kept traumatised women as slaves is lauded by Muslims for "liberating women from slavery".
- Islam explicitly states that husbands can beat their wives. Therefore, this is not a crime in Islamic nations.
I don't know about you but that just screams "empowerment" to me.