The Sound of a Broken Record: Alibhai-Brown’s Essay for The Independent

Reading Yasmin Alibhai-Brown's commentary in The Independent reminded me a bit of a group of people that Khaled Abou El Fadl mentioned in his introduction to Amina Wadud's Inside the Gender Jihad. The group of people I refer to are "self-hating Muslims" with "tormented soul(s)" who seem all too eager to assuage the bigoted view of hateful Islamophobes when it comes to Muslim women and Muslims in general. Perhaps self-hating is a strong term for Alibhai-Brown, but reading her commentary, but I … [Read more...]