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Shattering the Stereotypes: Muslim Women Speak Out Paperback – November 1, 2004
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Fawzia Afzal-Khan is Associate Professor of English at Montclair State College.
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It was not to be.
We start with a foreword in which the prominent if somewhat overexposed Egyptian dissident, physician, author, and feminist Nawal el-Saadawi elaborates for us her fantasy: that she is a suicide bomber, killing George Bush and "all Arab leaders around him." She next shares her approach to newspapers she dislikes: "I spit on the first page." (I'll have to try that--usually I just cancel my subscription.)
Then, the editor opens the volume with her own essay, "Unholy Alliances: Zionism, U.S. Imperialism, and Islamic Fundamentalism." As she is a professor of English at Montclair University, she can be held accountable for her choice of words, which conform to a tractate but not to a serious volume. If you are planning to refute your opponents' arguments substantively, you do not refer to them with a phrase such as "the likes of." E.g.: "Many ... limited, and in my opinion spurious, analyses (written and promoted by the likes of Bernard Lewis, Daniel Pipes, etc.) need to be challenged for obvious reasons."
Things continue in this dismal vein. We hear about the "imperial interests" of the West, learn that Israel is "simply an example par excellence of the oppression and injustice upon which the contemporary world class system ...Read more ›