Are Women under Sharia Mistreated?
By: Melany Perez
Women Living under Sharia Law are being treated unfairly because they are viewed as unimportant.
Sharia Marriage Rights
Women don't have a specific age for marriage but girls marry at the age of thirteen and it is not uncommon.
Men are allowed up to four wives but women can only have one husband whereas in Western societies men only have one wife.
If women want a divorce they have to have their husbands consent whereas if the husband wants a divorce they can just make a declaration in front of an Islamic judge without the woman's consent, she doesn't even have to be present.
Gaurdianship over Women
Women living under sharia law need their husbands permission to leave the house, get a job, or engage in any forms of worship other than what is obligated.
If a woman is unmarried they are under the care of the nearest male relative.
In some cases if the woman's husband dies they will be legally obligated to live under their sons guardianship
Injustice of Sharia
Every ear about five thousand Muslim women die in honor killings because they are claimed imperative.
Women aren't seen as adults they have guardians and some Islamic countries view them as minors.
If women aren't viewed as minors they are viewed as animals.
Often women are involved in marriages where they aren't allowed to finish their education and have a career.
Sharia In the United States?
Potential Effects of Sharia
No Freedom of Religion
No Freedom of Speech
No Protection for Homosexuals
Women's Basic Rights such as being able to vote, go to college, or have a job, etc. would be gone.
Executions by stoning would be allowed
These are just some of the rights we have now that would be gone if Sharia were to spread.