Islamic Social Justice Warriors: A Riddle Wrapped in an Enigma
Sarsour & DeBlasio
Can Muslim women achieve equality and "social justice" within the traditional confines of Islam? The inaugural panel discussion for Union Theological Seminary's new "Islam Social Justice Interreligious Engagement Program," tried to reconcile these two irreconcilable ideas. Among the speakers was notorious anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour whose organization, the Arab American Association of New York, was awarded $500,000 from NYC Mayor Bill Deblasio only days later. Campus Watch contributor Eric Golub's report
appears today at Jihad Watch
After recommending the Twitter hashtag "#MuslimWomenInAction," moderator Jerusha T. Lamptey, assistant professor of Islam and ministry and ISJIE program advisor at UTS, announced that the program would focus on "social justice issues, such as incarceration, climate change, [and] economic inequality, not just Islamophobia."
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