Women of Faith

Jesus spoke to the Samaritan woman at the well. When she left his presence, she was alive, excited, and very interested in calling others to “come see a man.”  Jesus had a number of women who were among his first, faithful followers.  All in all, Christ pointed the way to upholding the dignity and honor of women.  This same truth apparently does not characterize all religions.

This story from Somalia is shockingly sad in its expose of the oppressive nature of Shariah law for women.  According to the story, women are being “checked” publicly to make sure they are not wearing bras.  If they are found to be wearing a bra, they are beaten publicly for the infraction–in the name of Islam, under Shariah law.

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