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A report by Amnesty International said that Honor Killing "[i]n Pakistan, hundreds of women, of all ages, in all parts of the country and for a variety of reasons connected with perceptions of honor are killed every year. The number of such killings appears to be steadily increasing as the perception of what constitutes honor-and what damages it-steadily widens" (6 ).

Nawal El Saadawi said " I've noticed that many people including professors of religion and Islamic studies, pick up one verse and say that in the Qur'an, God allowed men to beat women. They don't compare it to other verses. They also don't compare the Qur'an to the Bible. If you do, you will find the Bible more oppressive to women." (7 ).

Bible quotes that indicate male superiority, this superiority could be used to validate violence against women. No the bible does say domestic violence is acceptable if it is taken in context.

1 Timothy 2
11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

1 Corinthians 14
34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.
35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.
36 What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only?

Colossians 3
18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

Back to Islam, the Quran says that men should stay with their wives in kindness or separate from with kindness. One of the companions of the prophet asked the Apostle of Allah, "What do you say about our wives?" and he replied "Feed them with the food you eat, clothe them as you clothe yourself, and do not beat them, and do not revile them." (8 ).

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