The increase in Muslim women athletes, particularly those who wear the hijab help in breaking the stereotype placed on Muslim women, while also paving the way for other Muslim women to participate in sports they love.
While negative stereotypes of Muslim women are perpetuated through the media, it becomes important to challenge them. This article is the second in a two-part series that dispels common myths that skew the public’s perception of Muslim women.
While negative stereotypes of Muslim women are perpetuated through the media, it becomes important to challenge them. This article is the first in a two-part series that dispels common myths that skew the public’s perception of Muslim women.
On January 12, students from Carthage College in Wisconsin paid a visit to CAIR-Chicago. Communications coordinators Aymen Abdel Halim and Leena Saleh featured presentations on historical contexts of Muslim representation, Muslim women in the media, and portrayals of Muslim women in popular culture.
As a Muslim woman who wears a headscarf herself, Syed is particularly concerned with the misconceptions of Muslim women who choose to cover their hair and dress modestly.
“After 9/11, I noticed people were confused, not wanting to learn but just going on what they see in the media,” said Syed, 36. “The impression it leaves is … that Muslim women are being oppressed, suppressed, abused and forced on — everything that Islam does not stand for. Islam respects women.
Join Jewish and Muslims groups for the critically acclaimed play “Unveiled” on Sunday, March 7 at the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation in Evanston. This compelling one-woman show about Muslim women in a post-9/11 world beautifully interweaves the topics of racism, hate crimes, love, Islam, tea, culture, language, life, and hope. Facilitated discussions will take place afterward.
Topic: A Muslim Woman’s Guide to Her Civil Rights
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