D.C. woman sparks gender jihad

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Police threatened to arrest Fatimah Thompson and three fellow Muslim women for trying to pray in the men’s section of a Washington D.C. mosque.

The Takeaway speaks with Asra Nomani, author of “Standing Alone in Mecca: an American Woman’s Struggle for the Soul of Islam” about their arrests. She fills us in on the story and says that she hopes more Muslim women adopt the strategies of the 1960’s black civil rights movement; if they do, it could possibly bring about a “much needed gender jihad.”

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