By: Robin Murray-o'hair Re: Hang Her! HANG HER! What do you do with a woman? Hang her. At

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By: Robin Murray-o'hair Re: Hang Her! HANG HER! What do you do with a woman? Hang her. At least that seems to be the answer in Bangladesh these days. Bangladesh has been in the news the past year because of calls by fundamentalists there for the execution of Taslima Nasrin, an Atheist doctor and writer, on charges of blasphemy. Nasrin has fled to Europe, but Muslim fundamentalists have found a new target for their hate. The unlucky woman is Ms. Farida Rahman, who represents the Bangladesh Nationalist Party in the Bangladesh Parliament. On March 15, she suggested that men and women be given equal property rights in inheritance -- something not permitted under Islamic laws. Or to quote her, "I am not saying that the Koran should be rewritten but I want equal rights for the women. I believe there is no harm in going beyond the laws set by the Koran in this regard." The reaction from the Islamic Action Council? "We want to hang Farida Rahman, like we wish for Taslima Nasrin," said spokesperson Mufti Fazlul Huq Amini on Saturday, March 25, 1995 (Reuters, 3/25/95).

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