a couple points.. 1. muhammad was not a pedophile.. his youngest wife was not prepubescent. although she would be too young by todays standards, they dont fully apply to his time and place. often in history, 13-14 year olds would have children and be mature enough to deal with that. 2. there is nothing wrong with sex, the female body or nudity. how can the beautiful female form be considered corrupting or bad? how can sex, the drive to create life, be considered disgraceful? if a woman wears revealing clothing, that doesnt make her a slut. it doesnt mean that shes provoking lust, shes simply revealing her form. its up to men to contain their carnal urges, not for women to contain mens lust. now it is true that tastefulness in behavior, dress and sexual habits is a good thing, but this is still subjective. she can reveal breasts or other parts of her form while still remaining tasteful. in general, id say islam is a good religion. it was original in its time, and it did very well during the caliphates. they respected christians and jews as peoples of the book, and allowed jews to live while europe was killing them. they put emphasis on getting knowledge and living well, and the basic principles are good overall. i believe that islam has been distorted from its original idealogy into belligerence and social oppression. i dont think the quran even says that women should cover themselves completely, only to have some modesty around strangers and not freely expose their breasts. and while there is the idea of fighting to defend islam, that has little to do with suicide bombings in civilian crowds. not only that, but islam was innovative in its time for giving more social power and status to women - how can muslims justify controlling them violently and keeping them ignorant? the extremists have taken a solid religion and distorted it into a warped, belligerent, oppressive version of itself. its unfortunate that this has happened, hopefully rightful muslims will get things back on track.