– Chahla Chafiq: ‘’Choosing the veil is not equivalent to choosing a lipstick’’

Chahla Chafiq: ‘’Choosing the veil is not equivalent to choosing a lipstick.’’ Left-wing activist, Chahla Chafiq fled the Khomeini regime in 1982 to go into exile in France, where after a PHD she became a doctor and researcher in sociology. … Continuer de lire – Chahla Chafiq: ‘’Choosing the veil is not equivalent to choosing a lipstick’’

– Wassyla Tamzali: ‘’To refuse practices harmful to women is simply to be feminist.’’

Wassyla Tamzali: ‘’To refuse practices harmful to women, whether they come from the Islamic tradition or are very clearly prescribed by Koranic texts, is not to be Islamophobic, it is simply to be feminist.’’ Wassyla Tamzali is a great Algerian feminist. She … Continuer de lire – Wassyla Tamzali: ‘’To refuse practices harmful to women is simply to be feminist.’’

– Chahdortt Djavann: « The veil is a physical and psycho-sexual violence inflicted on girls’’

Chahdortt Djavann: « The veil is a physical and psycho-sexual violence inflicted on girls’’ Chahdortt Djavann’s father raised her « in love of books and hatred of the mullahs ». After the Islamic revolution in Iran, she was forced to stop reading great … Continuer de lire – Chahdortt Djavann: « The veil is a physical and psycho-sexual violence inflicted on girls’’

– Malika Boussouf: « What is a veil, but the physical illustration of this subjugation ordered by all the fundamentalists of the world?’’

Malika Boussouf: « What is a veil, but the physical illustration of this subjugation ordered by all the fundamentalists of the world?’’ Malika Boussouf was born in Algeria in April 1954. Trained as a psychologist, she started a career as a … Continuer de lire – Malika Boussouf: « What is a veil, but the physical illustration of this subjugation ordered by all the fundamentalists of the world?’’

– Marieme Helie Lucas: « Cassandras that no one listens to, we have been yelling, screaming and howling for three decades »

Marieme Helie Lucas: « Cassandras that no one listens too, we have been yelling, screaming and howling for three decades » Marieme Helie Lucas is an Algerian sociologist, founder and former International Coordinator of the ’Women Living Under Muslim Laws’ international solidarity … Continuer de lire – Marieme Helie Lucas: « Cassandras that no one listens to, we have been yelling, screaming and howling for three decades »

– Sérénade Chafik: « Islamophobia has become the preferred verdict of the new inquisitors »

Sérénade Chafik: « Islamophobia has become the preferred verdict of the new inquisitors » Serenade Chafik was born in Egypt into a family of left-wing activists. She arrived in France at the age of 12 and then moved back to Cairo. Saved from FGM by her father, she nevertheless suffered the full force of her two successive marriages in Egypt, where her freedom was confiscated. In 1993, she fled to France but without her daughter Leïla, whom her ex-husband refused to let leave Cairo. In the spring of 2003, she went on a 29-day hunger strike to protest against her daughter’s imminent … Continuer de lire – Sérénade Chafik: « Islamophobia has become the preferred verdict of the new inquisitors »

– Nadia El Mabrouk: ‘’Secularism is a great step towards freedom and emancipation.’’

Nadia El Mabrouk: ‘’Secularism is a great step towards freedom and emancipation.’’ Nadia El-Mabrouk is a Quebecker of Tunisian origin. She completed all her elementary and high school education in Tunisia, then her college studies in France. After her Ph.D. … Continuer de lire – Nadia El Mabrouk: ‘’Secularism is a great step towards freedom and emancipation.’’