… I have to say that this argument between Naomi Wolf & Phyllis Chesler mostly depresses me. When it comes to Wolf, I think she had her heart in the right place, but did make a few claims that rather romanticize the idea of hijab. For example, when she says: It is not that IslamContinue reading “As amusing as it may be to watch two non-Muslim women duke it out over the veil…”
I follow Jonathan Fryer on Twitter, which is how I found out about MP Jim Fitzpatrick’s wedding debacle at the London Muslim Center. Basically, Fitzpatrick and his wife were invited to a Muslim wedding, walked out when they realized that it would be segregated by gender, and Fitzpatrick later followed up the incident by sayingContinue reading “Jim Fitzpatrick, gender segregation and multiculturalism as two-way street”
I can’t reply to Yusra & Safiya, because Fatemeh’s stepped in and closed the comments on this post. I’d like to reply to them in my space, however, because both of their comments are interesting and well-argued, and, naturally, deserve a reply.
I’m not a fan of mosque-culture by a long shot (neither am I fan of church-culture, and I’m a Christian too, so go ahead and save your “OMIGOD INTOLERANCE” rants for another day, peoples), but I was somewhat encouraged by Friday prayers today. We live fairly close to a mosque, and today in particular youContinue reading “The Mumbai Murderers”
Props for anyone who gets the movie reference in the title of this post. Non-Muslim women have pontificated on the niqab (face-veil) and its relation to Western culture before. *cough* Admittedly, a lot of our comments, my comments included, can be rather presumptuous and patronizing, even if we don’t mean them to be. I’ve beenContinue reading “Shorter Danielle Crittenden: Throw the Niqabi Off the Train!”