Asra Nomani Leads a "Moral Jihad" for Women's Rights in Islam

May 11, 2004

Source: The Post-Gazette

On May 11, 2004 The Post-Gazette reported on Asra Nomani, an American Muslim reporter at the Wall Street Journal, and "her moral jihad against the leadership of the Islamic Center of Morgantown, which she has taken to the editorial pages of The Washington Post and The New York Times. By her account, puritanical Arabs, whom she labels Wahhabis, a disputed and pejorative term for the strict strain of Islam centered in Saudi Arabia, have seized control and are pushing a theological agenda that demeans women and teaches contempt for non-Muslims."