Equal right to women - Allah says no! we women are against it.
Tens of thousands of people in Mali's capital, Bamako, have been protesting against a new law which gives women equal rights in marriage.
The law, passed earlier this month, also strengthens inheritance rights for women and children born out of wedlock.
The head of a Muslim women's association says only a minority of Malian women - "the intellectuals" as she put it - supports the law.
Several other protests have taken place in other parts of the country.
The law was adopted by the Malian parliament at the beginning of August, and has yet to be signed into force by the president.
Where as non Muslims in the west would want these women to have equal rights to men. We of course do not understand the religion and we think the men want control over the women. However here we see women that want men to control them and to obey men.
I wonder if it could be that many Muslim's within Afghanistan really want to live by Muslim laws and do not wish for a democratic state. Where as USA and the west want to impose one. Perhaps its al that imposing that is causing most of the problems, maybe those with certain beliefs are best left alone? Its the way they want to live and not how we would like them to live to share what we think is right.
Perhaps this demonstration in Mali should be heeded and respected by us all as a sign that not everybody wan't what we view as freedom and part of human rights.
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