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Velvet Jihad: Muslim Women's Quiet Resistance to Islamic Fundamentalism

Faegheh Shirazi

Abstract

There are numerous conflicts ensuing in the Middle East, but not all are being fought with rockets and rifles. While the Internet has proven invaluable to those who wish to uphold a patriarchal society and spread the message of Islamic fundamentalism, Muslim women have used the Web to build a transnational community intent on growing women's rights in the Middle East. There is a large disparity between a Muslim woman's role according to the Qur'an and her role as some corners of Muslim society have interpreted it. This book reveals the creative strategies Muslim women have adopted to quietly f ... More

Keywords: Middle East, Internet, Muslim women, Web, transnational community, women's rights, Qur'an

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780813033549
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813033549.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Faegheh Shirazi, author
University of Texas at Austin