Islam and Feminism

Lately, western Muslim “feminists” such as Linda Sarsour or Yasmin Abdel-Magied claim that Islam is a “feminist religion” that respects women’s rights. “Islam to me,” says Abdel-Magied, a Sudanese-Australian author, “is the most feminist religion”.

By claiming that Islam is “feminist,” these self-appointed advocates seem to be trying to convince others that Islam is keeping up with modernity, human rights, and democratic values. This, sadly is a lie, and one that unfortunately seems told to facilitate the assimilation of Islam into Western countries and to improve its image.

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  • I have yet to see how Islam treats women with dignity and respect.

    Just ask Iqra Khalid who, while president of the Muslim Student Association, put out a book advocating wife abuse as written in the Koran.

    • k2

      Women (and men for that matter, but especially women) are typically miserable under islam: the proof is in the pudding, as they say.

  • Watchman

    The claim that women had no rights before islam should be shattered by the muslim prophet Muhammad being employed at first by his first wife who owned a business, then later married him. If women had previously no rights, then how then did she own that business? Muslims know it, but they seem to be happy with this cognitive dissonance.