Muslim feminists from around the world vowed to create the first women’s council to interpret the holy Quran and overcome two stereotypes about their religion: Muslims are terrorists and Islam oppresses women.
"Two misconceptions about Islam are that it is associated with terrorism and that Islam is an oppressor of women. These are two myths that we seek to demolish."
How will the Muslim Feminist Council interpret these verses, for example?
Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women). So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and scourge them. 4:34
We shall cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. 3:151
I will throw fear into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Then smite the necks and smite of them each finger. 8:12
Behold them, staring wide (in terror), the eyes of those who disbelieve! 21:97
I suspect the council will treat these verses like liberal Christians treat similar verses in the Bible: either ignore them entirely or claim that they don't really mean what they very clearly say.