According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index (2016), the 10 worst countries for gender equality are all Muslim-majority countries. This should come as no surprise to anyone who has undertaken even an ounce of research into the core doctrines and common traditions associated with this extremely patriarchal religion. Whilst Islam is not a monolith and many variations exist with regards to beliefs, practices, degrees of adherence, etc., it is noteworthy that those societies which treat their women the worst all zealously adhere to a religion that sees women as inherently inferior to men.
The Worst 10 Nations on Earth
- Saudi Arabia
- Côte d’Ivoire
Gender Inequality in the Central Pillar of Islam
As per the Qur’an, which is the central pillar of Islam, women are inferior to men in almost every conceivable way. The Qur’an is explicit with regards…
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