My friend and colleague Prof. David Blumenthal wrote this comment on my last posting, and I try to answer it below.
I’m not sure I agree that educating women is the way to go. As long as Islamic men have the following cluster of problems, no amount of women’s education will work:
(1) Islamic men have no empowerment – not economic, not religious, not political, etc. This is also why Arabs can’t negotiate a peace; they have to be empowered, to win. (2) Islamic men believe that submission is the ultimate value – for themselves and especially for those who defy them. Read more