I'm totally sympathetic to your Iranian-American friend, and understand the atrocities going on. Atrocities perpetrated by dint of a conservative culture; misinterpreting writings from 1400 years ago written in a conservative tribal culture. I'm not arguing Muhammed was a good guy, no one can truly know for certain as most religious texts are laid down years if not decades after they are supposedly spoken or the acts performed, I'm arguing solely from the modern day. The problem isn't some dude who has been dead for over a millenium, but those who run around demanding others abide by their beliefs in the name of ANY religion. As an American liberal I support women's rights in all their forms, as well as the rights of all free people. And those not truly free. I actually can agree with your assessment in your paragraph on the ten commandments and Jesus hanging out with women, but the 'OT' Hebrew law does discuss proper ways of selling one's daughter into slavery and the aforementioned slaughter of noncombatants, so there are obvious issues of contrast with God's supreme commands. Again, these are ancient Hebrew oral traditions put to parchment centuries after their creation. The simple fact is that a misogynistic culture is conservative by nature, even in the modern world, as when people defending the maltreatment of women are defending the conservative values they fear losing.
So I am ignorant and arrogant and you have no desire to debate a fool like me, huh? And yet you appear to be hovering over whatever device you correspond with to set me, and the world, straight. From your form here this 'kid' can determine two things: I'm doubtlessly older, and at the risk of sounding egotistical, more educated and open-minded than you. And two sure things I know through decades long experience: beware the committed true believer for down their path lies falsity and manipulation; and the surest sign of an intelligent person is someone who knows they DON'T know everything.
You, sir, are no 'renegade', but a common small-minded man. And you besmirch all good geeks with your chosen nom de imgflip. The clock is running, how long will you be in answering? And let's see if this time you can answer without playground insults. I'm not offended, I'm beyond that, it's just a challenge.