PART 2: The Marriage between Feminism and Colonialism in the Muslim World

Modern-Day Attacks on Women and Shariah: Replicating Historical Colonial Agendas

Historically, Western colonial rulers constructed and widely propagated the narrative of women’s subjugation under Islam to gain legitimacy for their occupation over Muslim lands as well as to undermine Islamic governance in order to maintain domination over the region and its resources. In modern times, Western politicians and government continue to use the rhetoric of ‘Women’s Rights’ and the rallying cry of ‘saving the Muslim woman’ from the ‘oppression of the Shariah’ as a tool to morally justify colonial interventions in the Muslim world, as well as to fight the global resurgence of Islam and the re-establishment of the Khilafah, replicating the strategy of their forefathers.