Through The Static

March 8, 2008

Is Islam Really Stuck in the 12th Century on Women’s Rights?

Filed under: Gender,Religion — disciplepete @ 12:14 pm

From Alternet:

Before 9/11/01, the media relegated stories about women in Islamic societies to page B27, below the fold. Ever since 9/12/01, those same stories have screamed from the front pages in 100-point type. The shift in discourse coincided with the launch of Bush’s global “War on Terror,” when various hawks began using the plight of women in Islam to illustrate the supposed perfidy of our “enemies,” and to justify a series of military “interventions” — invasions — by Western powers. (article)

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