Tuesday, February 02, 2016

What it is like to be a Muslim woman who works for secular democracy

My attention was drawn (hat tip to Nick Cohen) to an article in Marie Claire by Tehmina Kazi, who is an officer of the campaign group "Muslims for Secular Democracy." which works to explain to fellow Muslims how democracies like Britain are supposed to work and what the benefits of living in one are.

It is very depressing to read about the abuse people like Tehmina Kazi get, both from far-right  extremists and even more so from within their own communities, and particularly depressing that such abuse is often especially hostile towards women.

It is however uplifting to see how many people there are who refuse to be intimidated and continue to work for what they believe is right.

You can read the article here.

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