Ponder Life as a Woman Living Under Sharia Law


Imagine being forced to leave your family to live with a group of strangers. One of these strangers is now your husband. You are his property, you are invisible. Under the law obedience is all that matters. Divorce is not an option. Your body no longer belongs to you. You might be raped, beatings are encouraged as a means of love and instruction. You can not work, drive a car, or ever leave home unescorted. You can not contact your family without permission from your husband. If you complain you may be returned to your family, who must repay your dowry.  You may be murdered in a perfectly acceptable “honour killing” aimed at keeping order.

It would be unfair to paint all of Islam with the same brush. That said, for those women born into a fundamentalist part of the world, the reality is tragic.

http://www.iran-bulletin.org/political_islam/punishmnt.html

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