Muslim feminist slams anti-Islam stereotypes
A Muslim feminist from
Uzma Shakir, who was born and educated in
"Only one kind of Muslim value is allowed in any room to emerge, and that voice is usually a very bizarre, right wing obscure kind of voice," said Shakir. "Then everybody turns around and says 'See, we told you these guys were bad.' It creates a mindset and a psyche that doesn't allow for a diversity of opinion."
As an example, she focused on the
Shakir said the way other religions are regarded is different. With Christianity, she cited, it's understood there are different views and interpretations.
"But when anything Muslim gets talked about, it almost appears as if it has to be one Muslim interpretation, so whatever one set of Muslims says, that's it," she said. "It's always the worst opinion. So the most neanderthal, the most out to lunch, the most bizarre kind of opinion becomes the Muslim opinion."
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