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Simple everyday things can also be signs of radicalism

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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Sep 10, 2016 at 12:20

Dear Dr Pipes,

Radicalism is not just using violence for political hegemony of which we see many examples in Islamic world. Radicalism is also hypocritical behavior by ordinary people in ordinary everyday situations. We often see cool Muslim dudes in comfortable clothes walking on city streets on extremely hot days while the women with them are draped in black burkhas, Situations like this are also examples of radicalism. In fact, this latter radicalism feeds into the the first kind of radicalism that we so often talk about.

Muslim men and women need to sit down together on family dining tables and discuss why Muslim men should not encourage or demand burkhas and veils from women in their lives.

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