Here is what so many Islam apologists are enabling to happen in Australia and much of the rest of the world. As a woman, I strenuously object to this sexist and misogynistic ideology festering in enlightened societies, which formerly have been the haven for people escaping just such oppression.

Islamic or sharia law as concerns women, described in this video, stems from Koranic verses and non-Koranic hadiths, including the following:

They ask you about menstruation. Say: “It is an indisposition. Keep aloof from women during their menstrual periods and do not approach them until they are clean again; when they are clean, have intercourse with them whence God enjoined you….” (Quran 2:222)

Women are your fields: go, then, into your fields whence you please. (Quran 2:223)

Men have authority over women because God has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because God has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and forsake them in beds apart, and beat them. (Quran 4:34)

A male shall inherit twice as much as a female. (Quran 4:11)

Call in two male witnesses from among you, but if two men cannot be found, then one man and two women whom you judge fit to act as witnesses… (Quran 2:282)

[Forbidden to you are] married women, except those whom you own as slaves. (Quran 4:24)

Summary of Koranic quotes regarding women

Menstruating women are unclean, and men must stay away from them. Women are men’s “fields,” and men can have sex with them whenever they want. Men are superior to women and have authority over them, while women must obey men or risk being beaten. A woman is worth one-half of a man. Muslim men can own sex slaves.

The Hadiths

The hadiths have provided for several aspects of sharia law, including a man’s ability to have multiple wives, to marry an infant and to have sex with underage girls as well as sex slaves.

The Prophet used to go round (have sexual relations with) all his wives in one night, and he had nine wives.

Sahih Bukhari 7.62.6

The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with ‘Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death).

Sahih Bukhari 7.62.88, 7.62.64

According to the hadiths, most of the people in hell are women, who are “deficient in intelligence”:

Once Allah’s Apostle went out to [offer the prayer]… Then he passed by the women and said, “O women! Give alms, as I have seen that the majority of the dwellers of Hell-fire were you (women).” They asked, “Why is it so, O Allah’s Apostle?” He replied, “You curse frequently and are ungrateful to your husbands. I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion than you. A cautious sensible man could be led astray by some of you.” The women asked, “O Allah’s Apostle! What is deficient in our intelligence and religion?” He said, “Is not the evidence of two women equal to the witness of one man?” They replied in the affirmative. He said, “This is the deficiency in her intelligence.”

Sahih Bukhari 1.6.301

Further Reading

The Q Society