March 19, 2019 By Majid Mohammadi
Every American citizen has the right to ask public policy questions from his lawmakers in the public sphere. Lawmakers also have the right to answer or refuse. Ms. Ilhan Omar is not an exception because she is a Muslim. Our Congress is not a safe zone for Muslims or any other group.
Here are my ten questions:
1. Why don't you defend the rights of Muslim women in Somalia and other Muslim-majority countries?
2. Why don't you talk about the violation of women's rights by enforcing sharia in some Muslim nations? Here is a list for you to fight while you are enjoying equal rights in the U.S.: female genital mutilation, male guardianship, child marriage, banning women from holding high-ranking judiciary and administrative positions, banning female singers' voices from the radio, television, and CDs and audiocassettes, segregation of the sexes and gender apartheid stretched to every aspect of public life, denial of the right to obtain custody of their children from certain ages if divorced, and considering women as half-human in court procedures.
3. In your ideal country, could women choose what to wear, where to go, and what to do?
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