The Qu’ran doesn’t label dogs as untouchable (in fact, there’s quite a nice vignette of the Prophet Muhammad setting a guard for a dog with a litter of puppies). According to Mohammed Hanif, writing in The New York Times, “[m]ost of Muslims’ dog hate comes to us via the Hadith.” Which makes one wonder (yet […]
“Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution,” a new book by Mona Eltahawy, should be required reading for every American Muslim woman (it’ll take longer to enlighten the men).
Snippet: “I think if you whittle them down to their essence, [the Abrahamic religions are} about controlling women and their sexuality. I lived in Jerusalem for a while, when I was a reporter for Reuters, and I would see ultra-Orthodox Jewish families that reminded me of families in Saudi Arabia.”
Read more of an interview with the author here: “Mona Eltahawy Doesn’t Need to Be Rescued”