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Standing Alone in Mecca by Asra Nomani
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Apr 23, 2007

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Recommended for: people interested in women's rights
Read in December, 2006

The book was interesting because it provided an insight into the thought process of a woman who has become notorious in the American Muslim community for her demands for the elimination of what she sees as barriers set up within the religion against women. Sometimes she goes a bit too far, though, and much of what she speaks of as being Islamic seems to me as being a minority interpretation invoked by women such as herself who have alterior motives behind their 'religious reformations'.

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Sheila I'm curious as to what "alterior motives" you believe she has.

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