INSPIRE, a group known as their potential to reach aims to help the Muslim women. INSPIRE the term extremist jihad ' in the recall. INSPIRE's Director and co-founder Sarah Kahn struggles and in the way of God, not the so-called ' holy war ' violence perpetrated by extremist groups, meaning ' Jihad '. Ms Khan in her London home, said to me. And her daughter Hannah, sometimes in the background.
Presenter: Sen Lam
Speaker: Sarah Khan, Director of the Islamic women's group c INSPIRE co-founder
Kahn: Jihad for violence is driven by Islamic violence against women, the United Kingdom women and girls and all forms of violence, terrorism and violent extremism in stand by experience: over the past few years, we in the 2005 London bombings and terrorist acts such as witnessed and we also in our society, conflict and tried to sow the extremes of behavior I have witnessed. Islam, peace, to be recognized by faith but instead now has become synonymous with violence, and negative women oppression all things including. last year, almost 70% of the British Muslim women believed it is being conducted to show survey. And we just women, we are no longer in silence and in particular, these crimes have a good faith belief that carrying out the name of the people by crime is used to justify and our faith could sit down to watch. So we think that the campaign and United Kingdom Islam, but who violence, violence against women, Islam has been performed in the name of violence as opposed to the idea of who is very much just echo the campaign begins.
RAM: and Sarah, you say, according to the Quran, Islam empowers women, so that your objectives, as well as women, so that you can use the Quranic scholarship as well as the possibility of including a piece of information?
Kahn: absolutely, so that's why we set up INSPIRE 2009 at one of the primary reasons. We came to it when a woman's role as a good academic literature around, it felt very weak on the ground. I mean, if today many Muslims go to book store, you are there in a matter of finding what in the United Kingdom and the Muslim communities there around the role of women in the governance of the conservative interpretation. We wanted to emphasize that we in the West live in the 21st century and Dr. Khalid Abu Lel Fadl, who is our meeting this weekend, in fact, in the [NULL] came to talk about, including scholars out there, in fact much more we're living in today contextualised time line was an alternative interpretation that Islam empowers women a way of life. And a wide public resources, academic papers and the problem is that the type because it is much more accessible material not really making a difference in the number of access is very keen that we do something.
We believe fundamentally the role of women in peace building, they are in a society where you can create these differences but they are education, need to be teaching of their faith, their son or daughter and again when you say "look at this verse seems to be advocating something" so, you actually can say is "this is what actually means passage."
Just to clarify, it came from some faith does not matter come from what culture we know all women domestic violence occurs, what faith you regardless. Display statistics in the United Kingdom one in four women in domestic violence, he killed two women in this country a week ago suffering from a partner or former partner, so the fact that domestic violence affects all women.
But we have violence against Jihad wanted to emphasize in particular the emphasis and responsibility within our community of Muslim leaders were placed in. Say, "hey look, it's female genital mutilation, honor killings, or honour crimes, whether or not any kind of violence to justify anyone", "Hey, this is unacceptable to say we are no longer"-Unfortunately there who do our community for my part, these problems under the carpet cleaning and understanding of the definition, we need to emphasize the need to address them.
RAM:, Muslim women for domestic life of Malaysia on this subject-modern Muslim country-women's group has set up they call ' obedient wives club ', says wife their husbands should be devoted to even their husbands from straying pretend to stop prostitute in bed. Does exactly what it should say the Quran and their husband to wife obedience?
Kahn: you know, so beautifully marriage and relationships in the Quran talks about. When you know love will find a day, we had to obey her husband Club ' have you ever seen one, but, yes, listen, I can't believe there are women. I think that some conservative interpretation down. They set it, their men having Affairs straying from the fact that prevent you from really women, rather than placing the onus thinking of saying "look, man, you have to control your attitude that you need to change your default desire" really in this era, both men and women when you have a good marriage is one guarantee accountability. Man's heart and marriage between my girls and tranquility. and what will govern marriage, God relationship [NULL] is talking about a very beautiful way.