Islam belongs in People's Lives, Not in Politics, says Karima Bennoune

Author : Mark Tran, The Guardian

In her book, Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here, UN Special Rapporteur Karima Benoune criticizes Muslim fundamentalism from a human rights perspective. The Guardian addresses this controversial topic, drawing on the viewpoints of myriad activists including Mahnaz Afkhami. 

“Mahnaz Afkhami, an Iranian women’s rights activist, says: ‘If you’re in the army, the general is always going to win. In the religious context, there is a hierarchy. If you’re a woman, the guy who is the general in the religious army is not even going to pay the slightest attention to what your view of the text is.’”