Mix­ing misog­yny with Is­lam

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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

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