I work on a college campus that is having a reading today of all the names of the people, civilian and military, who have been killed in Iraq. I found the whole thing rather offensive and I’ll tell you why. Each time they came to a woman, instead of reading her name, it was “Wife of…” or “Adult daughter of…”. Each time they came to a child, it was “Son of…” or “Daughter of…”. In short, they have disregarded the fact that these were people who had lives of their own seperate from their male relatives. It’s a blatant show of how women and children are very poorly regarded in Islam and it’s happening in America.
Iraq “Day of the Dead”