The National Park Service (NPS) created a series of videos last month highlighting Islam’s contributions to women’s rights.
“Women’s Rights National Historical Park also recognizes the efforts of other groups around the world, who work to achieve equality for all people,” says a statement posted on the official website of the NPS. “Though we all have our differences, these groups struggle to ensure that a world in which ‘all men and women are created equal’ can become a reality.”
“In an effort to highlight these struggles for rights, Women’s Rights National Historical Park created a video series to recognize the efforts of citizens to change the world in which they live,” it continues.
A spokesperson for the NPS did not immediately return calls from TheBlaze seeking comment on Saturday.
The three videos focusing on Islam, show children in Schenectady, New York discussing their experiences as Muslim women.
One unidentified woman says it’s wrong to say Islam does not respect women’s rights.
“People think that Islam oppresses women and there’s no equality, but they’re wrong, there’s equity,” the individual said.
In another clip, another unidentified female praises Islam for what she says are its contributions to women’s rights.
“Islam gave women the right to be involved in politics, the right to earn and keep her own money,” she said. “Islam gave women the right to work outside of the home, Islam gave women the right to own property, Islam gave women the right to divorce, Islam gave women the right to choose who she marries.”
“Islam gave women a whole bunch of rights that Western women acquired later in the 19th and 20th centuries and we’ve had these rights since the 7th century A.D. and it’s just not acknowledged worldwide,” the woman continued.
“Islam within itself, Islam itself means peace,” proclaims another individual.
The NPS website also features another video focused on LGBTQ individuals, presenting a “discussion on marriage rights.”
In March, the NPS said they were preparing to open road later, close visitor centers, furlough park police and hire fewer seasonal workers to meet the 5% sequestration budget cuts mandated by Congress and President Obama, according to USA Today.
(H/T: Independent Journal Review)
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