First published in the National Post

Re: Islamism’s War On Women, editorial, Sept. 21.

I was disappointed to read this editorial regarding “Islamism’s war on women.” The National Post once again is propagating views of the secular Muslim Canadian Congress and demonizing the views of mainstream Muslims. Raheel Raza’s statement that the “legal code known as sharia has no basis in [Islam]” is a testament to her ignorance, and represents complacency on your part.

The National Post might not like how Muslims practise their faith. You might not like that men and women are required to pray separately or that women have to wear a headscarf. However, labelling these practices as radical and demonizing those who adhere to them is not something I’d expect from your editorial board.

Waleed Ahmed, McMaster Muslims for Peace and Justice, Hamilton, Ont.

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