– 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’’

– Houria Abdelouahed: « I realized that Aischa, the Prophet’s child bride, could be any little girl given in marriage too early.’’

Houria Abdelouahed: « I realized that Aischa, the Prophet’s child bride, could be any little girl given in marriage too early.’’ A Franco-Moroccan psychoanalyst, Houria Abdelouahed became a senior lecturer at the Paris-Diderot University after a doctorate on Ibn Arabi. After … Continuer de lire – Houria Abdelouahed: « I realized that Aischa, the Prophet’s child bride, could be any little girl given in marriage too early.’’

– 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.’’

– Nadia Tazi: « More than ever, the issue of women is the touchstone of politics, a clear indication of democratization or regression. »

Nadia Tazi: « More than ever, the issue of women is the touchstone of politics, a clear indication of democratization or regression. » Born in Spain in 1954, of Moroccan nationality, she arrived in France in 1970 where she studied philosophy at the … Continuer de lire – Nadia Tazi: « More than ever, the issue of women is the touchstone of politics, a clear indication of democratization or regression. »

– 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?’’

– Leila Babès ‘’Therefore, there is nothing religious about the veil. It has to do with men having an obsessive relationship with the female body’’

Leila Babès ‘’Therefore, there is nothing religious about the veil. It has to do with men having an obsessive relationship with the female body’’ Franco-Algerian, born in Guelma, Algeria, Leila Babès defines herself as a citizen of the world. She … Continuer de lire – Leila Babès ‘’Therefore, there is nothing religious about the veil. It has to do with men having an obsessive relationship with the female body’’

– 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 »

– Hélé Béji: « The submission offered by the veil is a weariness of freedom. »

Hélé Béji: « The submission offered by the veil is a weariness of freedom. » Born in Tunis in 1948, Hélé Béji is a Tunisian writer and thinker, an essential pillar of intellectual life in Tunisia. She went to study at La Sorbonne … Continuer de lire – Hélé Béji: « The submission offered by the veil is a weariness of freedom. »

– Sophie Bessis « Keep on being against the veil, which remains a sign of subjection and confinement »

Sophie Bessis « Keep on being against the veil, which remains a sign of subjection and confinement » Sophie Bessis was born in Tunis in 1947 to a Tunisian Jewish family. A History Associate and former Editor-in-chief of Jeune Afrique, … Continuer de lire – Sophie Bessis « Keep on being against the veil, which remains a sign of subjection and confinement »

– Fatiha Boudjahlat: ‘’Feminism is universal or it is nothing’’

Fatiha Boudjahlat:‘’Feminism is universal or it is nothing’’ Geography and history Professor in Toulouse, author of numerous articles and essays, as well as two books: ‘’The Big Diversion. Feminism, tolerance, racism, culture’’ and ‘’Combating the veil. Islamist entryism and multiculturalism’’. A … Continuer de lire – Fatiha Boudjahlat: ‘’Feminism is universal or it is nothing’’

– Zineb El Rhazoui: « The veil is a visual marking technique, not of those who wear it, but of those who do not. »

Zineb El Rhazoui: « The veil is a visual marking technique, not of those who wear it, but of those who do not. » Born in Morocco, a refugee in Europe and then a French citizen, Zineb El Rhazoui is an Arab … Continuer de lire – Zineb El Rhazoui: « The veil is a visual marking technique, not of those who wear it, but of those who do not. »

– 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.’’

– Fatima Houda-Pepin: « At the origins of the so-called Islamic veil, there is rape and prostitution. »

Fatima Houda-Pepin: « At the origins of the so-called Islamic veil, there is rape and prostitution. » Born in Morocco in 1951, Fatima Houda-Pepin is a Quebec politician and political scientist. She was a member of the Quebec National Assembly from 1994 … Continuer de lire – Fatima Houda-Pepin: « At the origins of the so-called Islamic veil, there is rape and prostitution. »

– Leila Lesbet: « The veil is not a matter of modesty and prudishness, but a means of controlling women’s bodies »

Leila Lesbet: « The veil is not a matter of modesty and prudishness, but a means of controlling women’s bodies » Biography by MC Lortie: Leila Lesbet arrived in Montreal in 2002. « I came here because in Algeria, as a woman, it was … Continuer de lire – Leila Lesbet: « The veil is not a matter of modesty and prudishness, but a means of controlling women’s bodies »

– Ibtissame Betty Lachgar: ‘’Feminism based on Islam is a sham. No more and no less.’’

Ibtissame Betty Lachgar: ‘’Feminism based on Islam is a sham. No more and no less.’’ A clinical psychologist, feminist and secular activist, Ibtissame Lachgar, nicknamed Ibtissame ‘’Betty’’ Lachgar, is one of the first Moroccan women to publicly assume her atheism. Born … Continuer de lire – Ibtissame Betty Lachgar: ‘’Feminism based on Islam is a sham. No more and no less.’’