Mixing misogyny with Islam
Heidi Matthews’s Does Misogyny = Terrorism? (NOW, May 10-16) makes the standard mistake of conflating every social ill with Islamism when she writes that there’s “an undeniable correlation between misogyny and acts of mass public terrorism, ranging from racism to ‘radical Islam.’”
This, after opportunists blamed Alek Minassian’s van attack on “a Middle Eastern male” and Muslims throughout Toronto cringed at another act of violence being attached to the community. Radical Sunni Islamists haven’t ever attacked women per se, but generally, other faiths such as Shias, Christians, Kurds and Yazidis.
Naseer Ahmad Etobicoke