Willful ignorance, not the Hijab, is the problem

Not all Muslims are Islamists. Let’s get that out of the way. Rumi, his love Shams, Hafiz, and the mystics would be forced to escape their spiritually strangled native lands today. The problem is Islamic Ideology and Islamists who cry death to Israel, curse the West, subjugate their women under Sharia and make life hell for anyone who deviates from the most sexist, racist, homophobic, anti-anyone not Muslim or the right kind of Muslim. We need to listen to the words of Islamic leaders running the Muslim world; “There is no Islam that is not Political.” This brand of Islam has nothing to do with spirituality, freedom or democracy, and everything to do with power, control, and brutal oppressio

Rachel Wahba is a writer, psychotherapist, and co-founder of Olivia Travel/Companies. An Iraqi -Egyptian Jew, born in India, she grew up in Japan. 

The many dimensions of 

displacement and exile are a constant theme in her work as a writer, therapist, and in her activism as a Mizrahi Jew who grew up stateless. 

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