On Thursday, July 24, The WIP and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies will co-host Twitter chat “Women in Islam: Myth vs. Reality.” Join the conversation from 9:30 am – 10:30 am PDT / 12:30 pm – 1:30pm EDT on Twitter. #LocalVoicesTalk
The idea for “Women in Islam: Myth vs. Reality” was inspired by two CNS
fellows from Pakistan – Maria Syed and Nidaa Shahid. Both fellows wrote
this summer for The WIP addressing the common misperceptions in the West
of women in Pakistan. After sharing the topic with CNS fellow
Abdulmajeed Ibrahim of Nigeria, the topic grew to address common
misperceptions in the West about Islam. The vision for this conversation is to engage Muslims and Non-Muslims to cultivate better cross-cultural understanding.
The Twitter event follows my radio presentation “Muslimahs On Faith And Women’s Issues,” which aired the weekend of July 19-20.