Non-Muslim Leftists are very quick to tell the world what Islam is and is not. So certain are they in their knowledge of the religion and its doctrine, that they even tell Islamic clerics -- who do nothing all day except study the Quran and haddiths (accounts of Muhammad's life) and preach it to the masses -- that they, too, are wrong about Islam.
A religious "all-parties conference" commenced in Pakistan Tuesday and pushed for the government to rescind a newly adopted "un-Islamic" law that protects women from physical violence, including sexual assault.
The Pakistani English-language news site, DAWN, reports The Women's Protection Act was passed by the country's Punjab Assembly last month, calling for the creation of a domestic abuse toll-free hotline, women's shelters, crime investigation units that focus on women's abuse issues, and called for tracking bracelets to be mandatory for all offenders.
A Reuters poll deemed Pakistan the third most dangerous country in the world for women due to honor killings and maimings -- including acid attacks -- and systemic subjugation of women.
The much-needed law passed, but of course, the country's Islamic leaders are none too pleased and cite the Quran as their reason:
On Tuesday, representatives of more than 35 religious parties and groups came together for a conference called by the Jamaat-i-Islami and condemned the women's protection law as un-Islamic.
“The controversial law to protect women was promulgated to accomplish the West's agenda to destroy the family system in Pakistan,” read the joint declaration issued at the end of the concrescence.
“This act ... is redundant and would add to the miseries of women.”
The passage of the new law was welcomed by rights groups but spirits have since dampened as conservative voices have increasingly called for its retraction.
On Monday, JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had promised him at a meeting that he would address the reservations of religious parties.
“Nawaz Sharif heard our reservations against the Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Act 2016. He promised to amend the law so that it doesn't contravene the teachings of the Holy Quran,” Fazl told journalists at his residence.
Earlier this month, the Council of Islamic Ideology, a religious body that advises the government on the compatibility of laws with Islam, declared the Women's Protection Act un-Islamic.
An attorney for the religious groups filed a petition in a Sharia court to abolish the women's right law.
Where are all the Western women's rights activists now?