Thursday, March 14, 2013

The real Muslim Brotherhoood's stance on Women

"The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood (MB) issued a highly critical statement yesterday against the draft proposal of the UN declaration on women’s rights.  The Muslim Brotherhood statement says that the proposed draft includes articles “that contradict established principles of Islam, undermine Islamic ethics and destroy the family”, and, if ratified, “would lead to [the] complete disintegration of society.”
The statement by the MB included 10 specific points of contention, the most controversial of which are the belief that ratifying the document would lead to the following: 
  • Granting equal rights to adulterous wives and illegitimate sons resulting from adulterous relationships.
  • Giving wives full rights to file legal complaints against husbands accusing them of rape or sexual harassment, obliging competent authorities to deal husbands punishments similar to those prescribed for raping or sexually harassing a stranger.
  • Replacing guardianship with partnership, and full sharing of roles within the family between men and women such as: spending, child care and home chores.
  • Full equality in marriage legislation such as: allowing Muslim women to marry non-Muslim men, and abolition of polygamy, dowry, men taking charge of family spending, etc.
  • Removing the authority of divorce from husbands and placing it in the hands of judges, and sharing all property after divorce
  • Cancelling the need for a husband’s consent in matters like: travel, work, or use of contraception." (thanks Andrew)