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Domestic Violence crosses all ethnic, racial, and religious lines


Muslims are often stereotyped as a people who oppress their women and who follow a religion that condones domestic violence. Tune into radio Tahrir tomorrow as they speak to Robina Niaz of Turning Point-NY, a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of Muslim women and children through crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, and education.


Topics: How domestic violence is manifested among Muslims in the USA, the myths, the facts, and what we can do and need to do. How does the handling of high profile international Muslim domestic violence cases affects our ability to speak openly about the isssue?


Tune into wbai, 7pm this Tuesday night to 99.5fm.


If you’re not in the tri-state area you can listen to the show on http://www.wbai.org




October 2, 2006 - Posted by | Violence


  1. if i miss the show? where can i listen?

    Comment by rita | October 3, 2006 | Reply

  2. you can listen to the archives on http://archive.wbai.org

    i’m really glad radio tahrir is focusing on domestic violence. it happens, but it’s one of those ‘daily life’ and ‘rough luck’ deals. this needs to change. everyone has the right to be treated as a human being – with respect and dignity.

    Comment by miral | October 3, 2006 | Reply

  3. why is domestic violence always marginalized as a women’s issue – what about the violated men ?!

    Comment by saad | October 3, 2006 | Reply

  4. or is it just that most men enjoy being violated by their spouses ? :>

    Comment by saad | October 3, 2006 | Reply

  5. domestic violence is a women’s issue — men exploit their social and economic power to abuse (physically, emotionally, financially, verbally) and isolate women. women rarely, if ever, have the power to do that to men. i also don’t think it’s fair to equate “women’s issue” with marginalized issue. our lives our real, our issues are human, not marginal.

    Comment by aa | October 3, 2006 | Reply

  6. wow !

    Comment by saad | October 3, 2006 | Reply

  7. if i had hair, it would have been blown away by the articulateness of your comments :>

    Comment by saad | October 3, 2006 | Reply

  8. i would have to agree with aa

    Comment by miral | October 3, 2006 | Reply

  9. What an amazing program! Unfortunatly, it is too often that I hear “oh it’s just in our culture” comment. I hate that! We have to seperate the fine line between culture and religion and do a better job of publicly voicing the distinction. Why is it that educated Muslims born and raised in the United States just accept what they grow up with as how it should be and never bother to find the real truth? This program is not just about domestic violenc – it’s about educating outselves on the issues and teaching others what is actually right and wrong.

    Comment by Nisha | October 4, 2006 | Reply

  10. Thanks so much to all of you that listened to the show last week!! Don’t forget, October 19, Turning Point, the Muslim Women’s DV organization featured on the program is having its first advocacy and fundraising event in Queens. Check it out at http://www.turningpoint-ny.org.

    Comment by Fatima | October 13, 2006 | Reply

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