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Egyptian Salafi Sheikh: All Educated Women Are “Unoriginal and Common”

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In order to expose the Islamist and Salafi mindset, Egyptian journalists continue posting and commenting on the assertions and observations made by the various clerics during former President Morsi’s one year reign and earlier, when the “radicals” felt especially free to speak their mind.

One of these, Sheikh Yusuf al-Huwaini—who earlier justified buying and selling captured “infidel” women for sex and said the face of a woman “is like her vagina”—was recently shown on video giving his thoughts on women, intelligence, and knowledge.

After he mocked women who, although wearing proper Islamic attire—including the niqab—still appear on television, including as authoritative hosts, he said the following:

On what basis does a woman appear on a satellite station facing millions of people all around the world?  And what sort of knowledge could this woman have to offer?  Knowledge belongs to men—knowledge belongs to men alone.  Any woman—with all due respect, lest some woman think I’m attacking all—any woman, no matter how high and advanced she appears, is unoriginal and common.

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  • Jakareh

    But illiteracy and mindless submission are extraordinary.