Reppin' Islamic feminism, aww yeah
American public discourse on Islam is underpinned by three related misconceptions about Islam, Muslims in general and sharia in particular.
The first is that Muslims hold very different values compared to other cultures and religions. Rarely can anyone explain what these different values are – just that they are frightening. As one student told her professor, “I don’t really know anything about sharia law, I just know that it’s a bad thing.
--Dr Julie Macfarlane, Breaking the myths of sharia law, women and Islam