How Do You Soak Yours: Burqa Apparently Soaked in Blood

This originally appeared on Safiya's blog Outlines. A lot of the discourse of Muslim women both here and elsewhere concerns the battle to speak for ourselves. To define our religion, our beliefs on our terms, without the headpatting and correcting of outsiders. Fatemeh’s post at Altmuslimah gives a thorough outline of the usual mistakes made by those who seek to defend Muslim women, without actually listening to them. How disappointing to view an article on The Guardian website, Rahila … [Read more...]


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