The world of the Koran and of Islam is cleanly cleaved into two sections. On the one side are the great, the good, the faithful and the to be rewarded who follow Mohammed and his alter-ego, Allah. On the other side of the great divide are the Unbelievers, the Unjust, the Criminals, the Sinners, the Idolaters, the Pagans, the Damned, or anyone male or female, who does not follow the moon-cult and Koranic theology. Yes it really is that simple. There is no objective ethics within the Koran, just restatements of supremacism, racism and lurid tales of doom and eternal damnation for those who reject Mohammed's cult. That is basically the Koran in a nutshell. One of the most apposite phrases which clearly describes the intention of this cult is the following, written after the Mohammedan's had started their bloody imperialist domains in Arabia:
40-40: Whosoever does an evil deed, will not be requited except the like thereof, and whosoever does a righteous deed, whether male or female and is a true believer (in the Oneness of Allah), such will enter Paradise, where they will be provided therein (with all things in abundance) without limit.
This is the 'Golden Rule' in the Koran. When a Muslim says 'oh yeah, the Koran and Islam contain the Christian Golden Rule as well', they are liars. The phrase above is about as clear as one can get. 'Whosoever does a righteous deed [following the Koran in other words], and is a true believer [of Mohammed and the Koran], will enter Paradise.' I doubt that the theme of the Koran can be more clearly or easily expressed. Follow us and win earthly and heavenly salvation. Oppose us and die.
9-68 Allah has promised the hypocrites; men and women, and the disbelievers, the Fire of Hell, therein shall they abide. It will suffice them. Allah has cursed them and for them is the lasting torment.
To maintain a cult you have to control women. I have already written extensively on the subordinate nature of females within the Muslim cult. Their 3 basic duties are: 1. To follow the Allah-thing [or Mohammed]; 2. Breed and 3. Follow their man's orders. This is hardly a theology of liberation.
Females must follow the Allah-thing:
2-221: And do not marry Al-Mushrikat (idolatresses, etc.) till they believe (worship Allah Alone). And indeed a slave woman who believes is better than a (free) Mushrikah (idolatress, etc.), even though she pleases you. And give not (your daughters) in marriage to Al-Mushrikun till they believe (in Allah Alone) and verily, a believing slave is better than a (free) Mushrik (idolater, etc.), even though he pleases you. Those (Al-Mushrikun) invite you to the Fire, but Allah invites (you) to Paradise and Forgiveness by His Leave, and makes His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) clear to mankind that they may remember.
Very clear. Infidel women are evil and headed to hell, don't marry them.
9-67 The Hypocrites, men and women, (have an understanding) with each other: They enjoin evil, and forbid what is just, and are close with their hands. They have forgotten God; so He hath forgotten them. Verily the Hypocrites are rebellious and perverse.
Marry Female slaves as long as they believe:
4-25: If any of you have not the means wherewith to wed free believing women, they may wed believing girls from among those whom your right hands possess: And God hath full knowledge about your faith. Ye are one from another: Wed them with the leave of their owners, and give them their dowers, according to what is reasonable: They should be chaste, not lustful, nor taking paramours: when they are taken in wedlock, if they fall into shame, their punishment is half that for free women. This (permission) is for those among you who fear sin; but it is better for you that ye practise self-restraint. And God is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.
The 'right hand' denotes the hand of an owner who has power over his slaves. You collar them with your right hand.
48-6 And that He may punish the Hypocrites, men and women, and the Polytheists men and women, who imagine an evil opinion of God. On them is a round of Evil: the Wrath of God is on them: He has cursed them and got Hell ready for them: and evil is it for a destination.
Believing women must be obedient and covered:
24-31 And tell the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts, etc.) and not to show off their adornment except only that which is apparent (like palms of hands or one eye or both eyes for necessity to see the way, or outer dress like veil, gloves, head-cover, apron, etc.), and to draw their veils all over Juyubihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms, etc.) and not to reveal their adornment except to their husbands, their fathers, their husband's fathers, their sons, their husband's sons, their brothers or their brother's sons, or their sister's sons, or their (Muslim) women (i.e. their sisters in Islam), or the (female) slaves whom their right hands possess, or old male servants who lack vigour, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex. And let them not stamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of their adornment. And all of you beg Allah to forgive you all,
Believing females must not attract attention; must cover up their 'adornments' and assets' and must be considered as part of the man's chattel, under his control and obligated to serve his interests.
4-34 Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has made one of them to excel the other, and because they spend (to support them) from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient (to Allah and to their husbands), and guard in the husband's absence what Allah orders them to guard (e.g. their chastity, their husband's property, etc.). As to those women on whose part you see ill conduct, admonish them (first), (next), refuse to share their beds, (and last) beat them (lightly, if it is useful), but if they return to obedience, seek not against them means (of annoyance). Surely, Allah is Ever Most High, Most Great.
I doubt that the Koran could be more concise and precise. Women support the man. Period. Men can be polygamous, have sex with female slaves [with no limit on the quantity]; beat women if sufficiently annoyed and provoked; and divorce women easily [though to be fair the Koran does state that a divorced women must be maintained by her ex-husband, unless some egregious action has occurred].
Women are above Infidels in Koranic theology, but certainly they are not equal to men, neither can they aspire to be their equals.