HASSAN: Be wary of Muslim causes that don’t represent the faith’s moderates

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, also known as CAIR, promoted March 27th as Muslim Women’s Day. While created by MuslimGirl.com, the day is being used by CAIR to highlight the issues and controversies affecting Muslim women in America.

Many Muslim women are truly oppressed, often by their husbands, fathers and brothers, as seen in the wearing of the hijab. Some don it to make a political statement, but many do so from obligation. Of course, nothing excuses the verbal and physical assaults some Muslim women have suffered. Such bigotry is a stain on our normally tolerant society.

However, Muslim Women’s Day and the activities and marches that will come with it wind up having a political agenda when they are so heavily endorsed by a fundamentalist outfit like CAIR.