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  • Muslim Women Are The Key To Change (Ayaan Hirsan Ali On Empowering Muslim Women Alert)

    11/01/2006 2:24:46 AM PST · by goldstategop · 6 replies · 666+ views
    Frontpagemag,com ^ | 11/01/2006 | Ayaan Hirsan Ali
    Ideas can be dangerous. I have learnt that the hard way. But I know that when it comes to freedom and human rights these precious ideas, so valued in the West, are worth fighting for. As a young Muslim woman, born in Somalia, I abandoned my family to avoid an arranged marriage to a distant cousin and fled to Holland. I was just 23 and I had no idea back then that my refusal to submit to a traditional Muslim woman’s life would come to dominate my whole career. So for me, the debate that is raging about the veil,...
  • Muslim Rape, Feminist Silence (Feminist Silence In Face Of Muslim Misogynism Alert)

    11/01/2006 2:12:24 AM PST · by goldstategop · 18 replies · 1,724+ views ^ | 11/01/2006 | Jamie Glazov
    Unveiled women who get raped deserve it. That’s the pedagogy preached by the Mufti of Australia, Sheikh Taj al-Din al-Hilali, who recently sparked an international stir by pronouncing that women who do not veil themselves, and allow themselves to be “uncovered meat”, are at fault if they are raped. This is nothing new, of course, and it is somewhat mysterious why the Sheikh’s comments have caused any shock at all, since his view is legitimized by various Islamic texts and numerous social and legal Islamic structures. And that is why back in September 2004 in Denmark, al-Hilali’s Australian counterpart, the...