“An Islamic Feminist: Asiya Andrabi and the Dukhtaran-e-Millat of Kashmir”

December 26, 2010 at 1:33 pm Leave a comment

From Francesca Marino, an intimate look at a woman who presents a paradox that is difficult to reconcile with many widely held beliefs about Muslim women.  Says Marino:

“I wanted to meet [Asiya Andrabi] for two reasons: the Dukhtaran-e-Millat was, and still is, the only jihadi female group of the region. It is a “soft” terrorist group, but they are openly at actively supporting jihad. The other reason, and the main one, was that Asiya calls herself an “Islamic feminist” and, according to her, she fights for equal rights within the frame of Islam.”

Read more: http://asiatica.org/jsaws/12-1/islamic-feminist-asiya-andrabi-and-dukhtaran-e-millat-kashmir/ (from the Journal of South Asia Women Studies)

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