Be­yond be­lief

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What an in­cred­i­bly in­sight­ful ar­ti­cle by Sami Shah and Ishma Alvi (“Faith no more”, June 17-18). Sami talked of “grotesque misog­yny”, while Ishma spoke of “ven­omous misog­yny”. Per­haps it is time Aus­tralians had a closer look at how Is­lam teaches Mus­lim men to treat their women. The crit­i­cal fac­tor is that women are treated as fifth-class ci­ti­zens. How mar­vel­lous it would be if all Aus­tralian women, Mus­lim and non-Mus­lim, showed their out­rage by say­ing “we’re not go­ing to put up with it any more”. It would be in­ter­est­ing to watch how Mus­lim men, and the imams in par­tic­u­lar, re­act to this re­for­ma­tion. Chas Barter Lower Mitcham, SA Read­ing this ar­ti­cle has made me even prouder to be born into the Chris­tian faith. I am grate­ful to be taught about com­pas­sion, peace and love within a like-minded brother­hood of men and women across the world. I am happy that this young cou­ple can live among us with­out fear. Chris Emer­son Duns­bor­ough, WA

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