I found this definitely worth sharing and encourage everyone (not just Muslim women) to read it and reflect on it. And please read the whole thing before reaching a conclusion or forming an opinion. Responses are also posted on the article, the source of which is given below.
P.S. "Islamic law is on the side of men. That is a fact."
A Letter to Islam: We are women, not things - by Anonymous
Islam is a pure faith, with the Holy text guiding us to live a good life. But that text is now lost under the thinly-veiled abuse of men who have interpreted it to what they want it to mean. Islam no longer exists in its pure form. It has been bastardised in order to wage war on others, and specifically women. Basically, Islam does not exist anymore, except in the hearts of very few people. The ruling majority in Islamic states are not true Muslims. They are corrupt dictators who use and abuse the Holy text to get what they want, including multiple wives, sex and an excuse to abuse the women in their family.
Islamic law is on the side of men. That is a fact.
In order to fight this abuse of The Holy Q’ran, I urge women to stop practising ‘man-made Islam’ until the sin of men is purged. Not subscribing to hijab and Islamic law is a way of saying “no” to the atrocities committed by men on women.
Women who continue to subscribe to these ‘rules’ are oppressing themselves and allowing this to happen.
It is a really sad state of affairs that this has happened to a beautiful religion. My religion. But it is a horrible truth we have to accept.
The facts speak for themselves. Women are not allowed to drive in some places. Women can only go out with a chaperone. Women are forced to cover themselves just because men cannot control their penises. Women are raped and then jailed for extra-marital affairs. Women are beaten and blamed for being ‘disrespectful’. Women are stoned to death for being under suspicion of adultery. Women are forced to marry when they don’t want to. Women bear the scars of what Islam has become.
I was married to a man my family forced me to marry. On our wedding night, he beat me black and blue for not agreeing to the marriage. He beat me for being on the pill because I didn't want to have his children. The last straw was when I went to town without a chaperone and he allowed his brother to rape me.
He has threatened to kill me and my family if I press charges.
Is this Islam? No, it’s not.
I came to South Africa seeking freedom from this oppression, as I have heard South African Muslims do not share the same fate.
You South Africans are lucky. But it does not mean you are safe. Nor does it mean you can ignore the reality of Muslim women abroad. You, as free women, need to stand up for us who cannot speak.
It is a brutal reality Muslim women have to face because of what Islam has become, and women all over the world need to stand up in defiance and say: “No! We will not allow this to happen anymore!”
Discard the veil and let us prevail.
We are women, not things.
I know many will slate me for saying this, and continue to blindly practise what they have been brainwashed by, but this is a truth every Muslim woman has to acknowledge.
Wake up and smell the blood, sweat and tears of every Muslim woman who has to go through this, and then you will realise that Islam – or should I say the bastardisation of Islam – has ruined women.
I beg you.
If you would like to respond to this letter please email firstname.lastname@example.org