Islam has often come under fire for its views on the proper status of women.
In Mohammed’s farewell speech, recorded by the eminent Muslim historian Tabari, Mohammed states: “Treat women well, for they are [like] domestic animals (‘awan) with you and do not possess anything for themselves”…
Now, the dispute over the relationship between Islam and women has come to affect Americans.
Captured Islamists suspected of terrorism (specifically the “9/11 five”) at Guantanamo Bay have requested that female guards not escort them because they are forbidden from having contact with unrelated women under Islam. Now, a US military judge has complied with their request and issued an order prohibiting the women from escorting the suspected terrorists.
The “9/11 five” are five inmates at Guantanamo Bay who are suspected of masterminding the 9/11 attacks.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., revealed Army Col. James Pohl’s decision to the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday morning.
Ayotte told Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford: “We have a situation down there where we met with women guards who are being prevented from fully performing their mission because the five 9/11 attackers who are charged with killing 3,000 Americans will not allow them to perform their duties because they’re women”…