"I learned more about Islam from their experiences and perceptions....which differ greatly from US media perceptions and projections."
In our most recent poll, we asked our community to share stories about experiences they have had that disprove negative stereotypes of Muslim women. Community member Marty Rajandran's words were so inspiring, we wanted to share them:
"Working with Muslim women in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and India for many years introduced me to so many professional, very competent, spiritual, loving women in all professions including lawyers, politicians, humanitarian workers, activists, home-makers, domestic workers. And I learned more about Islam from their experiences and perceptions....which differ greatly from US media perceptions and projections. And I have come to admire their faith, in spite of the many contradictory components in their societies. And, among the poor and uneducated/under educated, whether in an Islamic country or the West, they face similar problems....which is why we must work together to ensure all women and men have access to a strong secular education."
This comes from just one of the many articulate, passionate individuals who make this community so strong!
Help grow the movement even more—take the pledge to end negative stereotypes of Muslim women today and ask your friends to join the conversation!