Muslim Women Don’t Need Saving from Their Religion

Does a well-intentioned obsession with “saving” Muslim women from Islam blind Americans to the existence of sexism all around the world including the United States as evidenced by the #MeToo movement? ING Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi thinks so, as she stated in a recent commentary article at the Religion News Service (RNS). Maha says:

“…three pieces of advice [if you want to help Muslim women]: Start by questioning your biases and stereotypes concerning Muslims, and pay attention to the shared problems that all women — including American women — face in today’s world… Those who want to “save” Muslim women, or those of other minority groups, should recognize the contributions that those minorities make and turn their attention and energy to working side-by-side with them to help our country live up to the ideals that we all profess.” You can read the full article at RNS.

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