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Being a British Muslim woman

Posted By Sunny On 24th September, 2007 @ 11:51 am In Current affairs | 24 Comments

The media always makes it look like Muslim women have a rough old time of it, and we’re miserable… In an upcoming article, due to be published next week in The Muslim News, I’m writing about Five Things I Love About Being a British Muslim Woman. If you come back here on the 27th of September, you’ll be able to read the whole piece. In the meantime, here is a teaser-taster for you…

“Poor, oppressed, miserable, battered Muslim women!” cry the media harpies. They take lustful pleasure in oppression of their own kind, by misrepresenting us, by stifling our voices, by denying us our identities. “It cannot be that you love being Muslim!” say the politico-journo-lobbyist voices. “You must not partake of Britain and its values,” say the Muslim voices that also try to own us.

[1] Read the rest, by Shelina. It’s cute.

24 Comments To "Being a British Muslim woman"

#1 Comment By sonia On 24th September, 2007 @ 1:04 pm


that’s a bit condescending!

#2 Comment By TheFriendlyInfidel On 24th September, 2007 @ 2:26 pm

Its a bit content free at the moment.

Go Sonia!


#3 Comment By Kismet Hardy On 24th September, 2007 @ 2:36 pm

I think women in hijabs are cute and really rather fuckable in a greatest taboo kind of way

#4 Comment By Sofia On 24th September, 2007 @ 2:49 pm

about bloddy time …we’re not all miserable gits…and we’re not all the same..shock horror…

#5 Comment By Sunny On 24th September, 2007 @ 3:05 pm

that’s a bit condescending!

Is it? I liked her chirpy paragraph that followed about liking fish and chips etc…

#6 Comment By sonia On 24th September, 2007 @ 3:05 pm

ha kismet, the term hijab hotties is highly googled i hear..

#7 Comment By Sid On 24th September, 2007 @ 3:05 pm

*sharp intake of breath*
Kismet, you read my diaries?!

#8 Comment By Sid On 24th September, 2007 @ 3:06 pm

so many illustrations…

#9 Comment By sonia On 24th September, 2007 @ 3:08 pm

well all right sunny ill climb down off my ‘no dont call us women cute” high horse. :-)

#10 Comment By Kismet Hardy On 24th September, 2007 @ 3:15 pm

I bought my girlfriend a hijab and she kind of spoiled my plan by freaking out and remembering her grandmother in the bedroom so my fantasy remains unlived

So horny

#11 Comment By Kismet Hardy On 24th September, 2007 @ 3:17 pm

(I’d like to clarify that hijab hotties - I love that Sonia, thanks - are horny, as opposed to giving you the mental image of me being horny with a hardon as we speak. I should stop talking right now really)

#12 Comment By Sunny On 24th September, 2007 @ 3:27 pm

Ermmm.. ok Kismet, let’s not go into your fantasies please. This is the wrong thread.

Sonia, I was calling her sentiments ‘cute’, not her. :P

#13 Comment By Boyo On 24th September, 2007 @ 3:42 pm

‘Poor, oppressed, miserable, battered Muslim women!’ cry the media harpies.

Um… really Shelina? I read this more often from… female Muslim journos. I’m sure you probably mean well but aren’t you, in your admittedly “cute” way, just feeding the victim culture?

Actually it seems everywhere you turn there is some public sector organisation displaying its supposedly “inclusive” values with pics of headscalf-sporting young ladies, thereby piling on the pressure for Muslim girls who don’t want to wear this oppressive symbol (nb: I’m no media harpy, sadly, just a feminist, even though I am a boy).

More original to draw attention to this than harping on about your largely home-made victim status, don’t you think?

#14 Comment By Kismet Hardy On 24th September, 2007 @ 3:54 pm

There’s a right thread for me to go into my fantasies?

Which one? Which one?

Is it the one about pashtunistan?

#15 Comment By Sid On 24th September, 2007 @ 4:02 pm

Hijab chic: Surely there’s room for a Gaultier/Westwood stylee hijab in Union Jack fabric?

#16 Comment By Rumbold On 24th September, 2007 @ 4:37 pm

I thought that the title was pretty funny:

‘Being a British Muslim woman, by Sunny’


It sounds like a good article. I look forward to reading the extended version. These things, even though they seem obvious to some of us, do need saying.

#17 Comment By sonia On 24th September, 2007 @ 5:20 pm

heh rumbold, i thought the same thing too.

#18 Comment By green muslim On 25th September, 2007 @ 11:40 am

‘lol’ at ‘being a british muslim woman’ by sunny..

Shelina seems nice, I met her at the mosque the other day.

and kismet, although I should be offended, I found that quite funny.

#19 Comment By Kismet Hardy On 25th September, 2007 @ 12:49 pm

I’m glad you’re not offended. Just because I find hijab wearers shaggable doesn’t mean I get to shag them any more than all the other sections of the female community who impolitely refuse my advances

#20 Comment By sonia On 25th September, 2007 @ 12:57 pm

ali eteraz had that fabulous post on denuding niqabis - hilarious. im sure ive mentioned it before! that man has a really wicked sense of humour :-)

#21 Comment By Sofia On 25th September, 2007 @ 1:07 pm

I should hope so that they politely refuse ure advances..didnt you say you have a gf…?? or you not into monogamy?

#22 Comment By Kismet Hardy On 25th September, 2007 @ 2:42 pm

I’m a muslim I can have four wives, no?

#23 Comment By Jai On 25th September, 2007 @ 6:31 pm

“Have” your own wives or someone else’s, Kismet bondhu ?

#24 Comment By Shelina Zahra Janmohamed On 27th September, 2007 @ 8:55 pm

You can now read the full article at [2] http://www.spirit21.co.uk/2007/09/five-things-i-love-about-being-british.html

thanks for posting the link sunny!

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[1] Read the rest: http://www.spirit21.co.uk/2007/09/why-i-love-being-british-muslim-woman.html
[2] http://www.spirit21.co.uk/2007/09/five-things-i-love-about-being-british.html: http://www.spirit21.co.uk/2007/09/five-things-i-love-about-being-british.html