The Subtleties of Being Caught in the Crossfire

Maryam Basir. [Source].

This post was written by guest contributor Amina Jabbar (@AminaJabbar). Amina Jabbar, Twitter handle: @AminaJabbar In a recent article, “Muslim women are caught in the crossfire between bigots on both sides,” Sara Khan thoughtfully maps the spaces that Western Muslimahs negotiate. Muslim women, on one end, are more likely to experience Islamophobic violence than Muslim men. In the UK, Khan notes, as much as 54% of the violence is perpetrated by those with links to the British National … [Read more...]

Muslim Women in Europe: Oppressed by Religion or Politics?

Early this month Amparo Sánchez Rosell (President of the Islamic Cultural Centre in Valencia) met with the Special Commission on the Study of Gender Violence of Les Corts Valencianes. As reported by ABC Agencias and WebIslam, Sánchez asked the commission to eradicate the idea that Islam consents or encourages gender violence, which she believes is not true. Although for many Muslim women this may be a common-sense approach, this claim may rise more than few eyebrows. While some people in the … [Read more...]


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