From trendy long tunics to maxi dresses, polka-dot Hijabs (head covering) and abayas (Islamic gown), modest fashion has been gaining momentum over the recent years. Brands like Dolce & Gabbana and DKNY have released modest collections over the years, followed by high-end labels Mango, Tommy Hilfiger and many more. Ostensibly, mainstream fashion has embraced the […]
In my interview with Nabila Qureshey, Director of the GEP Project at War Against Rape (WAR) in Karachi, Pakistan. I talked to her about Islamic, women rights, and about how to struggle for a rape free society. Education and awareness campaigns are the main weapon we have at our disposal to reduce and end rape in Muslim societies like Pakistan. We have to change our mentality as society.
Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik: ProMosaik is convinced that Islam is a women-friendly society, and that in Muslim societies we need education to Islamic women rights. What do you think about it?
Nabila Qureshey, WAR: The most common stereotype associated with Islam is that it is a religion that suppresses and oppresses women. With all the bad press Islam gets people have developed the idea that it is somehow a male dominated religion that considers women as only objects and subjects that are under the control of a man.
Islam is a woman friendly religion and was one of the first to give rights to women, which they never had.
Over 70 percent of American Muslims said they would likely vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016 in a poll conducted by the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), leaving 12 percent undecided and 5 percent voting for either the Green or Libertarian Party.
But is the Democratic Party the rightful home for American Muslims, or as Malcolm X said in his autobiography, are American Muslims being duped by the liberal sly fox?
On all major issues, a President Hillary Clinton would be just as detrimental to the American Muslim community as President-elect Donald Trump.