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Monday, May 26, 2003

Women's Rights, Islamic Style
A leading Muslim scholar has ruled that women are permitted to carry out suicide attacks. The Muslim cleric said that "this obligation [of jihad] reaches the extent that a woman should go out for jihad even without the permission of her husband, and the son without the consent of his parents." Furthermore, Muslim women are allowed to violate Islamic teachings by traveling unaccompanied by a close male relative and without having to cover their heads -- for the sake of carrying out an attack. More. . .