Most recent article by: Leila Ahmed

A woman wearing Burqa walking in front of 'freedom' graffiti (photo: AP)

Feminism, Colonialism and Islamophobia

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Treacherous Sympathy with Muslim Women

Ever since the attacks of 9/11, feminists in the West have increasingly used the theme of the oppression of women in Islam as justification for war and domination. This strategy of using this rhetoric of "saving the women" in the name of "civilization" is an old ploy used many times in the past by Western imperialists, writes Leila AhmedMore