Islam is not a centralized religion. There is no "pope" telling everyone what to do. It is less like Catholicism and more like Hinduism or buddhism, where there are different schools of thought and different leaders who various people decide to follow.
That is a good thing, I think, because you get sensible people saying intelligent, progressive things, and there are always people who follow them. They don't get the most media attention, though. That is always reserved to people who are ignorant violent kooks.
As for the OP, well, yeah. Welcome to planet earth, where we are supposed to punish the perpetrator of the crime, not the victim of it. Being female is not an invitation to assault. Unless they want to lock up people who get mugged, because they should not be walking around with wallets full of money?