Ignoring calls for Muslim reform, Obama embraces misogynist mosque establishment run by America’s Islamists

Listening to the Right Muslims
by Tarek Fatah
February 8, 2016

As President Barack Obama’s presidential motorcade turned towards the Baltimore Islamic Centre mosque, he could not have missed seeing three Muslim women holding signs protesting his visit. Standing just a few metres from the mosque were Indian-born American journalist Asra Nomani, Iranian-born human rights activist Nasrin Afzali from Montreal, and Nigerian-born convert to Islam Ify Okoye, who recently left the Islamic Society of Baltimore after giving up on the widespread misogyny she says is practiced at the centre. Their signs read “Women’s Rights in Mosques” and “Separate is not Equal” to highlight the second-class status of women in that particular mosque. If Obama noticed the protesting women, he did not mention it in his speech. READ MORE

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