Originally Posted by blco02
Did you even watch the videos pal? What about the stories of the two women he interviewed- are they dumb and bigoted too?
For example, let's take the practice of honor killings.
Besides of it occuring in some Muslim communities, honor killings occur among Christian minorities in Arab countries, as well as among the Sikh community in India (and among their respective immigrant communities in the West). They appear to be non-existent in some Muslim-dominate countries, such as Oman, and less frequent in others, such as Algeria and Tunisia.
As for that woman with Bill Maher, her being ostracized for getting pregnant out of wedlock, you know that can happen to women in non-Muslim families in the middle east and south Asia right? That can just as well happen to a Christian middle eastern woman or Sikh Indian woman.
So then are christianity and Sikhism to blame?
These religions were crafted by men millenia ago in deep rooted patriarchal societies being influenced by the culture of the time as it is today.
Overgeneralizing and misunderstanding the dynamics of how a religion is practiced and is shaped by the cultural and values of the family or person needs to be considered. Take away Islam and these cultures and values would be the same.