Dr. Nawal Al-Sa'dawi I am compiling a list of women I respect and admire. I came across this as follows:
She has spoken courageously for years, and now she has done it again: MEMRI reports that "the Egyptian author Dr. Nawal Al-Sa'dawi, known for her fervent Arab-nationalism and feminism, gave a comprehensive interview to the liberal Arabic website www.elaph.com on September 20, 2003."
"Al-Sa'dawi called for amending the Egyptian constitution and eliminating the article that declares Islam to be the official state religion, 'because we have among us Copts, and because religion is a matter between man and God and no one has the right to impose his faith, his God and his rituals on others. Therefore, I am one of the die-hard opponents of a religious state, because our God should not be involved in politics in any fashion."
The interviewer responded to Al-Sa'dawi with typical whitewash: "However, the Copts lived happily and in paramount fairness under the wings of Islam."
Al-Sa'dawi replied: "We are the sons of one homeland, and we are partners in it, so that no one has to live 'under the wings' of anyone else."
"As for the 'Islamic culture,' Al-Sa'dawi said that it was 'part of a general culture based on Christianity, Judaism, and the Pharaoh's heritage. There is no pure culture, but an intertwined relationship among the cultures. I am against differentiating between a Western culture and an Eastern culture. . . .
"Al-Sa'dawi disagreed with the interviewer's opinion that, within the democratic process, Islamic groups have the right to try to establish their rule. She said: 'They don't have such rights. They are blood-spilling criminals. They included my name and the names of other respected intellectuals and dedicated people in death-lists. If we were to review all their crimes, we would have realized that they were too many to count. If your ideas are different than mine, this is not a reason to kill me… We should distance our God from politics… You can worship the God who satisfies you and fulfills your interests, but you should not impose Him on me or the state, because all the citizens in the state are equal… Why should I, as a woman, be less of a citizen than a man just because the official state religion is Islam? Why does a man marry four wives, and I cannot [marry four husbands]? This is humiliating…"
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https://Allah is in the house, offensive to some, but safe for work, who led me on to Jjihad