Somali-born author says critics of Islam must be less squeamish about criticising practices carried out in Muslim countries such as forced marriage
It is becoming increasingly difficult to criticise Islam and Muslims in western countries such as Australia, the Somali-born author and human rights campaigner Ayaan Hirsi Ali has said, because “we only see them [Muslims] through this prism of victims and victimisation”.
It was “perfectly fine” to question and criticise any religion, including Islam, Ali said on the ABC’s Q&A on Monday night.
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Sigh. Why isn't there a Muslim on the panel? How about talking to Muslims not just about them? Come on. #QandA
And those are legitimate issues that Ayaan raised which need to be addressed but they are not religious practices. #QandA
At this point, I'm annoyed that we are always discussed & not part of the conversation. Wish @RandaAFattah or @YMorsi was on #qanda tonight
Rape, domestic violence occur beyond religion & geographic boundaries #Qanda
#QandA What chance do we have to be a good society when the govt cuts arts funding as if our culture/soul was just a dessert to be skipped?
I'm expecting some questions about arts cuts tonight, 65 organisations had funding cuts reported last week #qanda #UJ16
What is the panel's opinion on the extreme cuts in the arts in australia? #question #qanda Continue reading...