“The religion of Islam elevates the status of all women…”

Says the fully-veiled Muslim woman dressed in a large black Heftie Bag that makes her look like a mailbox.

Tahani Abu Jazar, lecturer on Islamic law at the Islamic University in Gaza, defended the status of women in Islam, saying: “The woman does not have the same needs as the man.” The man, she said, “uses the left hemisphere of the brain,” whereas the woman “uses both parts of her brain.” According to Abu Jazar, “this proves that the testimony of a man equals that of two women.”