Thursday, December 28, 2006
I have learned that by replacing a once progressive legal system with Shari'a doctrine, the Islamic regime has systematically oppressed, marginalized, and dehumanized one half of its own citizens. Under this draconian and nonsensical system, Iranian women have lost their inheritance rights, as well as custodial rights to their own children. They are required to secure the express approval of their husbands or male guardians to obtain passports and to travel. Under Shari'a law, a woman's testimony in court is, at best, worth half the testimony of her male counterpart.