Muslim women speaking up against violence are silenced. We must amplify their voices
It’s telling that many Muslim men deal with Islamophobia by policing the voices of Muslim women instead of addressing the legacy of patriarchal violence
Muslim women inhabit a uniquely marginalised space in a world where the existence of rampant Islamophobia both disregards their voices in the wider world and is also used to justify silencing their voices within Muslim communities – by prioritising the issue of anti-Muslim racism over the struggle against patriarchal oppressions.
Last year I wrote about the honour killing of a Pakistani social media celebrity, Qandeel Baloch. Within hours, the article received a barrage of comments, ranging from extremely Islamophobic to people proclaiming articles such as mine promote anti-Muslim racism and therefore shouldn’t be written.
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