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Monday, June 06, 2005

Climbing Mount Everest

To pick up on my first post, here's a sample from an excellent article written by Akram's Razor on the 2 Iranian Muslim women who have climbed Mount Everest.

Wait, it gets worse. What if there is a man beneath her on the trail? Is she not dishonored by this compromising position? And won't that sight risk causing fitnah and fatality on the mountainside? (I'm reminded of the fretting of late about the dire consequences of female imams bending over in front of men.)
It is this type of pure human achievement which puts the arguments of traditionalists into clear perspective.

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