"Islam is not more violent or fanatical than any other religion — it's just that many Muslim countries have politicized religion for the benefit of the rulers. There are Christian fanatics and Hindu fanatics, too — put a gun in the hands of any of them and they will terrorize people.
Religion should be something personal. It should not be the concern of the state, and no religion has a right to degrade women or erode their human dignity."
-Asma Jahangir, female Pakistani human rights attorney