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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Mon Oct 6, 2014, 12:02 AM

3. this rebuttal to Aslan is weak

Aslan said only some muslim countries deny women many rights, citing Malaysia. The rebuttal is that in ONE part of Malaysia there are sharia courts as well as nonsharia courts, a minor discrepancy. Aslan said female genital mutilation is a central african problem, including in Christian countries in central africa. The rebuttal cited some other very limited areas of fgm in muslim communities outside central africa. One of the examples was kurds in Iraq, and I'm not sure kurds are actually muslims. Again this is a minor discrepancy. And claims about Turkey being secular were rebutted by recent changes there. But turkey is still substantially secular in its laws.
So this rebuttal of Aslan is trivial.

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