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What The West Gets Wrong About Muslim Women

Western generalizations about the treatment of Muslim women have tainted perceptions. So what are the fallacies surrounding women in Islam?

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We had the opportunity to sit down and interview Professor Saba Mahmood, an anthropologist at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Mahmood specializes in religious and secular politics in post-colonial societies. In our discussion, we explore the role of feminism in Islam and what the West gets wrong about the Islamic faith.

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