When westerners, while paying lip-service to the spiritual aspects of Islam, denounce the Islamic social system… they are acting true to form. The imperial tradition did not expire in the 1950s. It changed its focus, and the triumphant civilization still thrives on the conviction of its own superiority.
Notions of right and wrong are in a state of flux, but, at any given moment, Western values are not open to question. The fact that these values were different a few years ago is irrelevant; ‘progress’ validates the current fashion in morals and in political correctness.
Islam does indeed discriminate between male and female. Put simply – perhaps too simply? – contemporary western culture tries to minimize the differences between the sexes, whereas Islam maximizes and glorifies them.
An awareness of differences is an aspect of intelligence, an aspect of being human.
Gai Eaton, Remembering God