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Friday, January 19, 2007

Taslima Nasrin's article against Islamic veil angers Indian Muslims

'Let's burn the burqa' is the title of article written by Taslima Nasrin in the recent issue of the weekly magazine, Outlook, that has agitated many Muslims.

The strongest attack against the Bangladeshi author has come from Mumbai.

Here a host of Muslim organisations have demanded action against her for hurting sentiments.

Many non-Muslims have also issued statements in support. Here is link to the article. Click here.

Whether it is cheap publicity she is after, as some sections say, her conviction to write and utter such things or some other agenda, Taslima Nasreen, is once again under fire. All India Muslim Personal Law Board wants her deported.

But is it too objectionable? Yes, one can understand that the protest is not about her opposition to burqa but some other reference in the long article, which will probably not strike a non-Muslim reading it. It seems to have affected some Muslims' sensibilities. Her references are incorrect and she has not read the Quran, it seems. But can't we just ignore her!

Achelois has replied to Taslima Nasreen's article. Link.

8 comments:

history_lover said...

There is a thorough deconstruction of her article over at Suroor's :
http://achelois.wordpress.com/2007/01/17/lets-burn-the-burqa-gulp/

The comments section there(specially the comment by Shabana Mir (Koonj)) is also worth checking out.

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Diganta said...

I think she has only 'suggested' something any everybody is free to suggest. We should support freedom of speech till it mocks something. If somebody really doesn't like it, he can choose to ignore it.

indscribe said...

yes diganta...

Isha' said...

She should be brought to court for lying. She tweaked the translation of Qur'an to suit her need and has used complete lies about the Hadith to justify herself.

Freedom of Speech comes with a responsibility to truth. One can not lie on the pretext of freedom of speech.

Diganta said...

Isha, that way you have to bring many clerics to court as well. Most of them are not at all educated enough to pass on verdict on the basis of sacred texts.

pamthree said...

as non-muslim i would like to know why muslim men are not told to wear their traditional dress. It seems muslim women are more religious and men just just don't follow their religion.

Anonymous said...

She is currently in India on exile from Bangladesh, and I seriously suspect that she penned this article to extend her stay her. Without an extension, her period of stay in India expires on February 17.

From:

http://bullshitpress.blogspot.com/2007/01/taslima-nasrins-outlook-article.html