Islam

How a Feminist Prophet Became an Apostate—An Interview with Dr Phyllis Chesler

How a Feminist Prophet Became an Apostate—An Interview with Dr Phyllis Chesler

Dr Phyllis Chesler has never been afraid to be unpopular. During 60 years as an academic, feminist campaigner, and psychotherapist, she has frequently courted controversy. Her new memoir, A Politically Incorrect Feminist, details her experiences as a leader of the Second Wave feminist movement in the United States. Readers are

Louise Perry
Louise Perry
Activism
Feminism's Blind Spot: the Abuse of Women by Non-White Men, Particularly Muslims

Feminism's Blind Spot: the Abuse of Women by Non-White Men, Particularly Muslims

Nusrat Jahan Rafi was a young woman who attended a madrassa in the rural town of Feni in Bangladesh. In late March of this year, she attended the local police station to report a crime. Nusrat alleged that the headmaster at her madrassa had called her into his office several

Louise Perry
Louise Perry
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
How Intersectionalism Betrays the World’s Muslim Women

How Intersectionalism Betrays the World’s Muslim Women

I attended the infamous “#Feminist” speaking event at the Sydney Town Hall. It was a discussion between Roxane Gay, a Haitian-born intersectional feminist, and Christina Hoff Sommers, a self-described “equity feminist.” I went with the intention of confronting my growing disillusionment with the morally proscriptive nature of intersectional feminism and

Omayma Mohamed
Omayma Mohamed
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Denmark's Blaspheming Mother

Denmark's Blaspheming Mother

“This is a nightmare. We’re in shock,” Jaleh Tavakoli says. Last month, the 36-year-old Iranian-Danish critic of Islam received notification from Danish social services that she is no longer fit to care for the 8-year-old child she’s fostered since birth. Why? Tavakoli, a columnist and author, says it

Andy Ngo
Andy Ngo
Denmark
Quillette Podcast 22 – Liberal Muslim Irshad Manji discusses her new book Don't Label Me

Quillette Podcast 22 – Liberal Muslim Irshad Manji discusses her new book Don't Label Me

Jonathan Kay talks to Irshad Manji, a gay, progressive Muslim, about her new book Don’t Label Me in which she urges all sides in the culture wars to listen more carefully to each other. She also reflects on the journey she’s been on, from an aggressive

Quillette
Quillette
Irshad Manji
How Sweden's Blind Altruism Is Harming Migrants

How Sweden's Blind Altruism Is Harming Migrants

The 15-year-old boy was standing outside the police station, late one night during the immigration wave of 2015. I was meeting youths like him almost every day, as they came to the station to apply for asylum. Sweden was the country in Europe that took in most immigrants per capita

Mustafa Panshiri
Mustafa Panshiri
Europe
ISIS Bride Should Be Judged for What She Did, Not Who She Is

ISIS Bride Should Be Judged for What She Did, Not Who She Is

In 2015, Shamima Begum was one of three teenage girls from Bethnal Green, London, who flew to Turkey and then travelled across the border into Syria with the intention of joining ISIS. The girls had done their research, raised funds, and made travel arrangements all (apparently) without the knowledge of

Louise Perry
Louise Perry
Art and Culture
Malaysia's Struggle to Preserve Religious Pluralism

Malaysia's Struggle to Preserve Religious Pluralism

For observers of contemporary Malaysia, much has been written about the tropical nation’s creeping Islamization. To define this more specifically, the observable interjection of Islamic morality into its institutions, its legal systems, and its political discourses and practices. The move towards a more puritanical and intolerant Islam has raised

Imran Said
Imran Said
Asia