Muslim women don’t need saving from their religion

Source: Religion News Service

(RNS) — In an average week, I deliver presentations to hundreds of people on various topics related to Islam and Muslims. Oftentimes, such presentations yield real changes in public perception of Muslims, but almost as often, I’m confronted with antiquated, negative stereotypes.

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I recently spoke to a group of 80 college-educated, mostly liberal women in Silicon Valley, certainly one of the most progressive regions of the United States. I was astonished to find that, despite revelations of widespread sexual harassment of women in Hollywood, the tech industry and other professions in the United States that have spawned the #MeToo movement, what concerned these women most was “saving” American Muslim women — from Islam.

Given that most American Muslims are immigrants or first-generation Americans, the attitudes displayed bore a disquieting resemblance to the xenophobic and anti-immigrant attitudes that are poisoning our body politic today.

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  1. Reblogged this on Progressive Islam. and commented:
    Rafiq—wisdom
    43.Evil people listen to evil ideas, and a wisdom people do not listen to evil idea.

    I never say a evil word here. Ahmadiyyah blog spread love for all, no hatred dor all. I will keep this even I am not an Ahmadiyyah faith yet.

    All❤️

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