Price of Honor: Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World

By Jan Goodwin

In recent times, the increasing move of militant Islam has replaced the best way thousands imagine, behave, gown, and stay, yet nowhere has its effect been extra powerfully felt than in its dramatic, usually devastating influence at the lives of girls. Award-winning journalist Jan Goodwin traveled via ten Islamic international locations and interviewed 1000s of Muslim ladies, from pros to peasants, from royalty to rebels.  the result's an unforgettable trip right into a global the place ladies are restrained, remoted, even killed for the sake of a “code of honor” created and zealously enforced through men. 

Price of Honor brings to existence an international during which girls became pawns in a sour strength online game, and provides readers a provocative glance within Muslim society today.

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Tally used to be a part of a wide strength of Israeli troops despatched to Hebron to regulate the rebellion among Palestinians and Jewish settlers. “There used to be loads of violence within the street,” she recalled. “Women have been screaming and crying. infantrymen have been firing. Our task was once to snatch the Palestinians, and carry them, and maintain them clear of the Jewish settlers. I observed Arabs arrested. I knew they have been usually tortured as soon as that occurred. “A workforce of Arab girls walked previous me with teenagers, one wearing a child, whilst this immense man, an Israeli soldier got here as much as them.

Having completed that objective, Hamas then insisted that girls put on the full-length Islamic coat or abaya, and extra lately many girls were bullied into donning face veils and gloves. In Gaza at the present time, for instance, it's infrequent to discover a lady who doesn't gown like her counterpart in Saudi Arabia. In East Jerusalem and the West financial institution, the variety of veiled girls is gradually transforming into, even in cities like Ramallah, the place no longer goodbye in the past Arab ladies may perhaps and did put on shorts. The Islamic Resistance move, identified through its Arabic acronym, Hamas, now the most Palestinian competition strength, was once born out of the 1st Intifada.

Right here, if whatever occurs, we will be able to depend upon God. “Unfortunately, the West appears down on us. we will be able to even see it of their eyes once they cost our passports after we arrive. after all, it makes us consider undesirable. American media consistently degrade Islam. I’m confident that now that Saudi Arabia has bought the yankee United Press foreign, you can see higher assurance of Islam within the States. “The Muslim global is at the moment managed through the West, which desires our assets cost effectively. It desires to continue Islamic nations down.

Yet whereas Jordan struggled to stick afloat financially, King Hussein, who governed for forty-six years until eventually his loss of life, was once stated by means of his plutocratic Muslim acquaintances because the head of the 1st family members of Islam; his Hashemite lineage dated again unbroken fourteen hundred years to the Prophet Mohammad. till the Gulf conflict, whilst the fellow as soon as known as Jordan’s “plucky little king” subsidized the “wrong side,” the dominion acquired a lot wanted relief from the us, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq. as soon as he aligned himself with Iraq, which until eventually the battle were Jordan’s major buying and selling associate and the provider of so much of his country’s oil, the us and Saudi Arabia iced up investment to the dominion.

The genuine corruption occurs at a far larger point. they retain him busy with those trivia. they are attempting to channel his enthusiasm, to sideline him. ” opposed to a historical past of younger progressives butting heads with ultraconservative obstructionist politicians and fundamentalists, what education does Rania need to care for all this? prior to her husband was once chosen to take over from King Hussein, Rania’s existence, regardless of being married to a prince, used to be little varied from any of the elite within the center East.

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