Hopefully the two way conversation that is so fundamental to web technology will permeate that religious realm, and the mullahs will over time have less say on some of their sexism.
Just like some Dalits in India see conversion to Christianity as their escape from Hinduism and its obligatory caste system, there are blacks in America who feel like Islam is their way out of the weight of the racial history of this country.
Religion is "social," to borrow a tech buzz word.
A Globalized God: religion is on the rise ..... The North accounted for 32 percent of the world's population in 1900, 25 percent in 1970, and about 18 percent in 2000. By 2050, it will likely account for just 10 percent. .... religious people tend to have more children
Image via Wikipedia than their secular counterparts..... Christianity formed as an urban religious movement in the cities of the Roman Empire, and the Franciscans began as an urban reform movement in medieval Europe in response to the poverty and inequality accompanying the rise of the market economy. Islam may follow the same path by expanding in urban environments.