Tunisia has abolished a decades-old ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims…Tunisia is viewed as being ahead of most Arab countries on women’s rights, but there is still discrimination particularly in matters of inheritance
This represents a victory for Muslim women, but it also highlights the ubiquitous inequality of women under Sharia principles throughout Muslim countries, as well as the inequality of and discrimination against unbelievers.
Tunisia also recently “passed a landmark law to ‘end all violence’ against women,” despite the teaching of the Qur’an:
Men are in charge of women by right of what Allah has given one over the other and what they spend for maintenance from their wealth. So righteous women are devoutly obedient, guarding in the husband’s absence what Allah would have them guard. But those wives from whom you fear arrogance – first advise them; then if they persist, forsake them in bed; and finally, strike them. (Quran 4:34)
“Tunisia Ends Ban on Non-Muslim Men Marrying Muslim Women”, Breitbart, September 15, 2017:
(AFP) — Tunisia has abolished a decades-old ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims, the presidency said Thursday.
“Congratulations to the women of Tunisia for the enshrinement of the right to the freedom to choose one’s spouse,” presidency spokeswoman Saida Garrach wrote on Facebook.
The announcement comes a month after President Beji Caid Essebsi called for the government to scrap the ban dating back to 1973.
Until now a non-Muslim man who wished to marry a Tunisian woman had to convert to Islam and submit a certificate of his conversion as proof…..
Tunisia is viewed as being ahead of most Arab countries on women’s rights, but there is still discrimination particularly in matters of inheritance.