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Letter to the Editor
Monday, March 17, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

In response to the letter “Islam & women” by Adnan Ahmed, imam of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Pittsburgh Chapter: The Quran, the Hadith and the Sunna teach us what Islam and women are really all about.

A Muslim man can marry four wives, and Muslim women can have only one husband. The Hadith: Two women are equal to one man in a Muslim legal court. The Quran 4:34: “As for women whom you fear will rebel, admonish them first, and then send them to a separate bed, and then beat them.” Of Muhammad's nine wives, he married a 6-year-old girl and consummated the marriage when she was 9. Quran 4:11: “Concerning your children: A male should receive equal to that of two females.” Muhammad held women slaves as concubines.

Muslim women have never been treated with equality in Islam, and non-Muslim women were treated even worse.

The Rev. Bruce R. Leonatti


The writer is pastor of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in North Huntingdon and president of the Pittsburgh Chapter of Act for America.

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