gender, Islam, political, religion

Extremist women want in


Al-Zawahiri should have known. Extremists draw upon the fiery of soul, the passionate, who are desperate to act, who thirst to do something. Try telling a person of this nature that s/he must stay at home, picking up after children and washing up pots and pans. It doesn’t work for the men and it won’t work for the women.

My latest post is up at Religion Dispatches.

4 thoughts on “Extremist women want in”

  1. You might want to look at the work of Saba Mahmood, Professor of Cultural Anthropology at UC Berkeley, who has been exploring some of these issues.

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