these thoughts are because of lack of knowledge.actually Islam is a Deeyn that means way of life.it provides basic proved knowledge and rolls for all the field of life.and all these from the God who create us knows better.these are just like roll and regulations provided through a booklet given by the company with his product if you will not fallow them you will lose
Ah mama!!! I'm really happy to say this: You are soooo wrong!! All the muslim men I know are educated exactly like the "western men". No wait, actually even more educated!! Plus they treat their wifes like queens!!
Often when a man treats his woman bad, it's because he is drinking or doing drugs. Thanks to Allah muslims don't do that!
If islam is very hard for you to understand, I would very much like to help you understanding it (you are welcome to contact me). By the way, I am a young "western woman" who is muslimah. I was a lutheran christan before I converted. My own mother has the same point of view on islam as you do, unfortunately. I think I can help you a lot!
Are your(western) men really educated and and have respect towards women?! Strange!!
Because most them (at least the ones I know which are western as you call them)have cheated to their wives at least 10 times.
I have not read your profile but if you are married then don't be surprised when you find out that your man has got a child with another woman(his colleague at work).