No place for medieval practice in our society

SOME conservative Muslims treat women as chattels.

Some conservative Muslims struggle in a liberal society and sometimes, especially among young men, contempt for the host society bubbles to the surface.

So why do liberals cry for religious freedom when that freedom leads to the treatment of women as second-class citizens and emboldens young men? I, for one, will not defend another’s right to be illiberal.

Muslims of Middle Eastern origins are most visible in the struggle to integrate into liberal societies. Liberal Australia’s job is inclusion by liberation, not inclusion by acceptance of tribal and oppressive cultures dressed up as religion.