A Muslim youth leader declared ‘Islam is the most feminist religion’ after going on a taxpayer-funded trip to nations in Africa and the Middle East where girls are circumcised and women are stoned to death for adultery.
Yassmin Abdel-Magied, who describes herself as a so-called Sharia fighter for human rights, was born in Sudan where the vast majority of girls are surgically violated so they are unable to experience sexual pleasure as women.
However, the 25-year-old political activist and author has been silent on the issue of female genital mutilation which the United Nations is campaigning to end by 2030.
Unlike her, Somali-born writer and Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali has highlighted the issue as a woman who was circumcised as a girl.
This former Dutch lawmaker and refugee is touring Australia in April to promote the need for women’s rights and free speech in the Muslim world.