to have the same freedoms.
Women have done that, here, for ages...
Less likely to get into trouble for it here of course.
Sadly, the "cradle of civilisation", as that entire area is purported to be, seems to be still stuck in the era of the cave-man. Apart from the gender issues they seem to be more intent of wiping each other out than anything else. Has any major technological, medical, or other breakthroughs ever come from this region?
Oh, back in the day, they were innovators of a great number of sciences and mathematics. Seems unlikely, now, but they sure were.
I really don't understand the way things are, now, with even the various Muslim factions all trying to kick the poo out of each other. Mind you, it wan;t so long ago that Christian factions were doing the same (Northern Ireland comes to mind).
Rather than the childish "My dad's bigger'n your dad" thing, it seems they have an equally childish "My god's bigger'n your god" thing going.
What makes me kinda smile, in a "Silly buggers" way, is the way "Thou shalt not kill" seems to be interpreted as "Thou shalt not kill, unless they don't believe in what you do".
The end times are here, now.
They've certainly invented some new ways to wage warfare. Fancy flying planes into buildings and blowing yourself up.
...and just to get forty virgins...
Thing is, the 40 virgins are fellow jihadis...
Or American males.
More likely virgin piggies.
Or sheep, over there.