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Why has the issue of Muslim women always been central in the West’s understanding of Islam?
Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:47PM
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One of the main arguments against Taliban regime in Afghanistan was their ill treatment against their women.


Stories about Muslim woman’s plight and the tyranny of Muslim man is one of the most repeated ones, either in the media, in cinema or in any other form of art.

It is fair to say that Europeans have always been obsessed with the Muslim women, their social life and what they wear.

The story of banning niqab in France is just the tip of an iceberg. It is widely accepted in the West that any veiled woman, is forced by her male family members.

This week’s Islam and Life asks: Why the issue of Muslim women has always been central in the West’s understanding of Islam?

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