I mean really! A self-described “white chick” writing about inequality for females in the Muslim world. Janet Albrechtsen will be lucky if a fatwa isn’t issued calling for her death.
Her voice shaking, the young woman in the hijab sitting about five rows back from the podium was clearly angry with me. As were other women in the audience, some in hijabs, one wearing a nikab, only her eyes visible through a narrow slit. Angry with me for writing about Muslim women.
It was late one Friday afternoon a few weeks back and I was speaking at a conference on The Journalist and Islam at NSW Parliament House. I asked them what I had done to offend them so.
Was it that I had written about the many Muslim women in Arab and other Muslim countries who are treated as second-class citizens and the many Muslim women in the West who are similarly mistreated in the shadow of Islam?
Apparently, white Christian girls should not write or speak about such things. My error….
The only error made is speaking truth to those with their heads in the sand.
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