Where does the Islamic hatred for women come from?

11 January 2016

EFD Senior Fellow Valentina Colombo comments on the New Year’s Eve attacks in Cologne and other European cities. She references the sexual assaults during the Tahrir square protests in 2011 and compares them to the New Year’s Eve attacks. Valentina states that the cultural and social backgrounds of the men involved are the same.

The extreme and radical interpretation of political Islam sometimes adds to the patriarchy and misogyny that is typical of these men’s behaviour. The result leads to the “sacralisation” of women that are defined as body, taboo and “distraction”.

The article is in Italian and can be read here.