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GINA KHAN ON AYAAN HIRSI ALI AND THE PATRIARCHAL OPPRESSION OF WOMEN WITHIN FUNDAMENTALIST ISLAM

At Democratia.com, Birmingham’s Gina Khan writes movingly of her efforts to overcome the fear and oppression instilled in her by the religion of her youth, and the inspiration that Ayaan Hirsi Ali is to her: I admire Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget: In 2004 a Birmingham Theater Closed a Play Written by a WOMAN Because It Offended a Religious Community (the Sikhs)

See the original BBC report on playwright Gurpreet Bhatti’s censorship here, as well as the craven response of a Catholic archbishop (who supported the Sikh clergy in shutting her play down): Mohan Singh, a local Sikh community leader, said: “When … Continue reading

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