First of all, women and men are to wear a certain attire and if this attire is not worn they could be punished for it. The government is not letting them live out their religion the correct way they want to because they are forcing them to do the religion their way, the government also refuses to change laws that were made by the almighty God, and confusing people with not changing the laws, the government will make up things as it goes along instead of making a set system of rules that would help disputes and methods would be better.
Islam is the youngest of the many religions of the world. The Arabic word "Islam" means the submission or surrender of one's will to the only true god worthy of worship, "Allah", and anyone who does so is termed a "Muslim." This word also implies "peace", which is the natural consequence of total submission to the will of Allah. Islam is one of the three major religions, along with Christianity and Judaism. Islam is a monotheistic religion and they believe in only one God, just like the religions of Christianity and Judaism, which all have the same god in these three religions. (www.encarta.msn.com/text/_761579171__0/Islam.html).
The religion started when the Prophet Muhammad received a revelation from his God. Muhammad was born on April 20, 571 AD in Mecca. His father died before he was born and his mother died when he was six. After her death he was to live with his grandfather. His grandfather was making sure he made a good future for himself. After living with his grandfather for two years, he passed away and then Muhammad had to live with his uncle. When he was around forty years old, he was at a retreat outside of Mecca, and he had his first revelation, which was in February of 610 A.D. The Archangel Gabriel came to him and told him he was God's chosen messenger and told him the first revelation from God. Then, he began teaching his new found faith to the people that would listen.