Skip to comments.Egypt Islamists want ‘family’ not women’s council
Posted on 03/12/2012 11:30:52 AM PDT by AMitchum
A womens conference organized by the dominant Islamist bloc in the Egyptian parliament has called for a council for families to replace the existing National Council for Women, a state-owned daily reported on Friday.
The conference, held Thursday on International Womens Day, also condemned the 1978 U.N. convention against gender discrimination saying it was incompatible with the values of Islamic sharia law, the Al-Ahram newspaper reported.
The Freedom and Justice Party conference called for the formation of a national council for the family to truly express the complementary roles of men and women, the newspaper said.
The Freedom and Justice Party, political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, says it does not endorse gender discrimination, although the Brotherhood argues women should not be allowed to rule the country.
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In other words, only men will be allowed to speak, since in good Muslim families, women are subservient to the men.
The conference, held Thursday on International Women's Day, also condemned the 1978 U.N. convention against gender discrimination saying it was "incompatible with the values of Islamic sharia" law...Now, why is it that Moochelle didn't accompany her husband to Saudi Arabia?
These poor women are truely screwed.
Aren’t there still Americans being held hostage in Egypt? Or were they freed?
This is news?
I believe that is the intent. Leave it to the Muslim Brotherhood to not really bother hiding it.