Originally posted by bill718
Just how extensive is this type of thinking in Islam?
That depends on which country you're talking about, I can't tell you what they are all thinking, but In Turkey and the United Arab Emirates for example, you'll see women in bikinis, and gays and lesbians (while not approved of) are at least tolerated. Others such as Iran, a woman without a burka could be severely punished or even executed, and gay's had better keep it in the closet!
If Bill718 were not an arrogant troll, he should stop fabricating his ignorant 'facts'.
Does Bill718 know any women who live in or have recently visited Iran?
It's FALSE that in Iran 'a woman without a burka could be ... even executed'.
Iran's dress code for women does *not* require covering quite to the extent of a burka.
And the maximum punishment for 'bad hijab' is 60 days in prison or 70 lashes (I object
to any such punishment for 'bad hijab' ), which is not close to the death penalty.
There are many real things in Iran that should be criticized. But Westerners lose their
credibility when they make up exaggerated 'facts' in order to attack Islamic authorities.