Gender equality against Islam, says Kerala Sunni leader
Source: Indian Express
A prominent Indian Muslim leader said on Saturday that women could never equal men as “they are only fit to deliver children.”
“Gender equality is something which is never going to be a reality. It is against Islam, humanity and was intellectually wrong,” All India Sunni Jamiyyathul Ulama chief Kanthapuram Aboobacker Musliyar said, while addressing a students’ camp.
“Women can never equal men. They are fit only to deliver children. Women cannot withstand crisis situations,” he added.
Musliyar went on to say that women do not have courage. “Women doctors can do general medicine or manage pediatrics. But they don’t have the courage for big surgical interventions,’’ he added.
Musliyar has a history of making contentious remarks over issues concerning women and their role in society, according to the Indian Express. The leader recently spoke against women reservation in local governing bodies and also advocated marriage of minor girls which he claims ensures morality and discipline in society.
This article originally appeared on the Indian Express.
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As a Muslim I think this man is an idiot. I denounce him as a human, forget about scholar.