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The influence of militant Wahhabism from Saudi Arabia sowed both violence in Pakistan and sexism in America. Asra Nomani experienced both and does what she can to roll back this trend. A well-known journalist, and the author of the book Standing Alone in Mecca: An American Woman's Struggle for the Soul of Islam, Nomani has asserted her lost right to enter mosques on the same footing as men. She works with other Muslim feminists and feminists of other religions to bring forward the woman-affirming and peace-affirming elements of Islam, including Mohammad's struggle to create rights for women.
This podcast contains both parts of a two-part series.
Produced for WINGS by Melinda Tuhus; series producer, Frieda Werden
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