2005-07-18

Sexism → Extremeism → Terrorism?

From the Economist:
Another French "Islamologue", Antoine Sfeir, has identified relations between the sexes as a big factor in the re-Islamisation of second-generation Muslims in Europe. Because young Muslim women often do better than men at adapting to the host society (they tend to do better at school, for example), old patriarchal structures are upset and young men acquire a strong incentive to reassert the old order.
Lucky for us the attitudes of ba'alei teshuva are unflinchingly progressive when it comes to gender roles.

2 Comments:

Blogger miriam said...

"Lucky for us the attitudes of ba'alei teshuva are unflinchingly progressive when it comes to gender roles. "

is that a joke? (sorry, i have trouble interepting intonation in writing...)

21 July, 2005 13:02  
Blogger ginsbu said...

Come on, can you use "unflinchingly" with a straight face?

21 July, 2005 13:06  

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