Sunni Leader: Gender Equality Is “Un-Islamic” and Women Are “Fit Only To Deliver Children”

Kanthapuram_AP_Aboobacker_MusliyarSunni leader Kanthapuram AP Aboobacker Musalyar (head of one of the traditionalist Sunni Muslims in Kerala, India) has reportedly confirmed that worst expectations of women and civil liberties advocates in India with recent comments calling the concept of gender equality “un-Islamic” and saying that women could never equal men as “they are fit only to deliver children.” It is a chilling reminder of the intense prejudices and oppression faced by women in many traditional Islamic areas.

Musalyar, 76, the chief of All India Sunni Jamiyyathul Ulama, insisted at a camp of Muslim Students Federation (MSF) in Kozhikode that women lack the mental strength and power to control the universe, “which lies in the hands of men.” Ignoring the advances in civilized countries, he predicted that “Gender equality is something which is never going to be a reality. It is against Islam, humanity and was intellectually wrong.”

He further added “Women can never equal men. They are fit only to deliver children. Women cannot withstand crisis situations.” He further denounced plans to allow girls and boys to share seats in colleges as “part of a calculated move to destroy Islam and culture.”

Musalyar is obviously an extremist and many Muslim women have made tremendous achievements in science, education, and politics. However, Musalyar’s leadership position shows that his views are shared and replicated in this area. It is a glimpse into the lives of women in the area and the religious and cultural barriers that they face.

47 thoughts on “Sunni Leader: Gender Equality Is “Un-Islamic” and Women Are “Fit Only To Deliver Children””

  1. What a preposterous fabrication.


    Women weigh less than men. Women are not equal. Never will be. Simple as that.

    Women are different from men in many multiple ways. Always will be.

    Get used to it. Many people will NEVER attend Harvard and many people will never know wealth.

    Attractive people work in Hollywood. The rest do radio.

    Affirmative action is antithetical to physical, social and political FREEDOM.

    Affirmative action is unconstitutional bias.

    Why would women ever expect to be equal? Ludicrous.

    Who promulgates the LIE that women are, ever will be or SHOULD be falsely considered equal to men?

    Where is it written that we all DON’T have to adapt to and live with our individual CHARACTERISTICS.

    (Oh yeah, it’s the political officers from the communist party – the Commissars who impose POLITICAL CORRECTNESS for the Presidium – be afraid – be very afraid of the political officers).


    They promised you FREEDOM.

    Your principles of the Communist Manifesto generated by the incoherent mind of Karl Marx


    The Founding Fathers got rid of the dictatorship of the monarchy.

    We must eliminate the “dictatorship of the proletariat.”

    Representative government begins in the home with the man’s vote representing the family. The American

    restricted-vote republic began with other criteria applied to the vote.

    Hey, America, let’s get rational and coherent.

    Let’s move to Realville.

    Women are not equal with men.

    Repeal the 19th Amendment.

  2. Look at that sheepish grin. That charming devil! You just gotta know that either he’s hiding the remote or his kiddie-porn stash under that Huggie on his head.

  3. Who wants to bet that he hides the remote from his wife under that diaper on his head?

    Ricky, where’s the remote? Ethel is here and we wanna watch Dr. Phil.

    I dunno, Loocie, where did you put it?

    Awwwww, Rickeeeee, where is it?

  4. Women do, indeed, suffer and face tremendous obstacles under extremist Islam. Women in general in India have great difficulties with inequality, domestic abuse, sold into “temporary marriages” to rich Saudis for the weekend, bride burnings, and sexual assault. There have been many reports in the media of savage, even fatal, gang rapes. Women in India face oppression from many sides, both from extremist Islam as mentioned in this article, as well as the Hindu caste system, where the Dalit women (in the untouchable varna) face severe abuse and bias. There is a huge difference in how women in the Brahmin caste are treated, than those in the lower castes.

    Modern Muslim women in America and abroad flourish with education, pursue careers, or raise their families. Extremism ruins everything. And it’s growing.

    Here is an article of the suffering of Dalit (untouchable) women:

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