In a strange twist of events, a Muslim woman was trolled on Facebook for speaking. Apparently her post encouraged Muslim women to become more visible in the media and society which set off a furore from both highly concerned Islamophobes and Muslims leaving endless comments in protest. Certain Muslim men felt deeply concerned that their fellow sister had spoken out of turn by disagreeing with them and had now become a feminist.
One of them stated: “I’m rather disappointed that she decided to become a feminist. I fought so hard for her right to wear a burkini against Islamophobic trolls on the Daily Mail’s Facebook page and she decided repay me by telling me I was wrong when I said motherhood was the very essence of her being and she didn’t need to ever leave the home. I was only giving her the God-given right she deserves.”
Other Muslim women too felt rather upset that the balance of their birthright had been disrupted because someone among them felt she needed to do things other than clean her child’s bum and declared her an outcast citing that she wasn’t the ideal Muslimah they thought she was born to be.
In fact, things became so heated that #islamicfeminism became a popular hashtag on Twitter to highlight the deep concern people have felt about Muslim women’s expression and how it undermines their own feelings.
To add even more confusion to the mix, this woman’s account has currently been suspended by Facebook as the strong reaction to her wanting to have a voice left many veil-hating Islamophobes incensed that a Muslim woman dared to express herself and lack any form of oppression by using words they couldn’t understand. They called her a ‘wannabe feminist’ and told her that her ‘Muslim feminazi’ views weren’t welcome in this country.
Unfortunately, this woman wasn’t available for comment and we don’t hold much hope in her being allowed to speak again without causing further offence for merely being herself.