Former Wife of Al-Qaeda Operative Speaks Out on Plight of Afghan Women
Yasmine Mohammed was born and raised in Canada, but she lived a life that few Western women could fathom.
The daughter of an Egyptian and a Palestinian, she is of Arab descent and was raised Muslim. Forced to wear a hijab and adhere to a strict interpretation of the Islamic faith, Mohammed later escaped a forced, abusive marriage to an al-Qaeda operative.
The atrocities that Muslim women suffer in Afghanistan are "not just an Afghanistan phenomenon," Mohammed says. "It's not just a Taliban phenomenon. You can see the exact same things happening clearly in 50 Muslim-majority countries ... [and] in the West as well."
On today’s edition of "Problematic Women," Mohammed shares her take on the Biden administration’s disastrous withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, and what it means for Afghan women. More broadly, she addresses the feminist movement's turning a blind eye to women who are fighting real oppression.
Mohammed is author of the book “Unveiled: How Western Liberals Empower Radical Islam” and the founder and president of the nonprofit Free Hearts Free Minds, which tries to help those living in a country that will persecute them for what they believe or who they love.
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