Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Speaking of Faith with Leila Ahmed

I recently heard a fantastic interview with Dr Leila Ahmed of the Harvard Divinity School on Islam and common Western misconceptions about Muslim women. This is really one of those insightful interviews everyone must listen to. Here's just one point to ponder - if Islamic women are really that repressed, then why is it that there have been 7 Muslim women heads of state, but only 2 or 3 in Europe, and none in the US?

Click play on the player to listen to the interview, or here for the Speaking of Faith page on American public radio.

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