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By Susan Crimp

Someday, an American at the verge of changing to Islam acknowledged to at least one of the editors, "Please, I worry i'm approximately to make the largest mistake of my existence. Please supply me one reliable cause to not convert." this can be the booklet that Joel Richardson needs he had at that second. strong and infrequently stunning, yet regularly heartfelt, those essays from over a dozen people who have left Islam—often in worry for his or her lives—are striking for his or her honesty. The tales of the way those women and men freed themselves from this repressive and brutal faith will not be simply inspirational, yet current a searing problem to these Westerners made up our minds to perpetuate the "Islam is a faith of peace" fable in any respect charges.

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At McDonald’s, ladies order from one aspect of a divided counter and disappear with their price nutrients into the walled-off “family part. ” males order at the different part of the counter and take a seat in simple view of everybody. certainly, simply because Saudi Arabia is a conservative Islamic kingdom without motion picture theaters, bars, or discos, Saudis are likely to spend loads of time striking out on the mall. but for all their Western-style glitz, it sounds as if Riyadh’s department shops additionally replicate Saudi tradition, which mandates that girls be covered—even on CDs—and that the sexes stay principally segregated. Even making an attempt on outfits is tough for Saudi girls who've to place down a deposit and take clothing to the women’s leisure rooms. but, whereas reforms to alter segregation are underway, Saudi Arabia nonetheless continues to be the most conservative, a few say repressive, societies on this planet. Why may still this be of shock to us within the West? other than the problem of the violation of human rights, the best way present developments are relocating, quickly this can be taking place round the corner! truthfully, as Muslim populations develop inside Western international locations, so too will the cry for Islamic legislation to be instated. existence is way from effortless for Saudi ladies, who for the main half stay the valuables of fellows and feature to abide by way of strict Saudi principles. girls are often constrained to their houses or the houses in their woman neighbors. usually, the one connection those ladies need to the skin international is through the web. For until they're with a relative or wife, girls in Saudi Arabia can't stopover at a man’s domestic and definitely can't be noticeable with him in public. In essence, girls in Saudi Arabia are segregated to second-class citizenship. once they marry they could need to accomplish that to anyone who has been selected for them. in the event that they don’t marry, they are often frowned upon. it really is in gentle of those injustices that proceed in Saudi Arabia that Whalid deals testimony in regards to the struggles difficult his personal sisters in the state. subsequent, you are going to learn Whalid’s chilling account of the way Islam can flip a father opposed to his personal daughters. Islam permits this—even encourages it. And that’s the entire extra the reason is, we needs to stand enterprise opposed to the oppressive Islamic lifestyle implementing itself on Western tradition. Whalid’s Testimony many of us have acknowledged that Islam respects girls and values them. yet, from my very own adventure, i've got discovered this to be only a fats lie. As a local of Saudi Arabia, i've got individually witnessed how despicably girls are taken care of in our Islamic society. during this testimony I shall narrate my event of such oppressive and awful remedy of our girls, a los angeles Islam. each notice that i'm going to put in writing is basically true—nothing has been fabricated or exaggerated. nobody coerced me to put in writing this tale, simply because i'm born a Saudi and that i dwell the following in Saudi Arabia. i've got 3 sisters. They have been hugely inspired to be expert, and by way of their very own attempt, pursued sleek schooling. yet as a result of many absurd, superseded, and unfair impediments imposed on women’s schooling in our society, they can now not end their selected fields of studying.

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