Friday, April 29, 2011

Beyond the stereotype: Egyptian women herded like cattle at protest - Photo

Egyptian women march in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, April 29, 2011
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'The Hindu' article where Muslim woman tries to explain her freedom within the confines of Islam - some quotes:

But what Muslim women should understand ~ is that they were born free ~ and what Muhammad believed has no baring on that ~ they just have to realize it!! Here Islam is irrelevant. That their freedom is not dependent on Islam. 

They want society as a whole to see what Muslim women can do if people will only set the stereotypes aside. "There's a perception that Muslim woman are sitting at home, not doing anything" says Khan, “but that's not the case at all.”

“It's quite patronising. I am a British Muslim woman, and I have never had any problem with my identity,” says Sara Khan, who set up Inspire two years ago because she felt there was no organisation helping Muslim women to achieve their potential. “To say Muslim women are oppressed or don't contribute is just so patronising — no community wants to be stereotyped.”

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