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Islamophobes (a category which includes many self-styled apostles of “tolerance” and other liberal virtues) often take a condescending and insulting attitude toward Muslim women. They imagine that women who feel liberated by Islam are too stupid or naive to realize their actual condition as “slaves of the patriarchy.” And yet three quarters of Western converts to Islam are women—for the most part highly educated independent spirits. Maybe we should stop projecting Orientalist fantasies on Muslim women and let them speak for themselves. First 35 minutes: Activist author-journalist Lauren Booth talks about battling misconceptions and misinformation since accepting Islam in…

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