Title

Terror(izing) the "Veil": American Muslim Women Caught in the Crosshairs of Intersectionality

Document Type

Book Section

Publication Year

2014

Journal Title

The Rule of Law and the Rule of God

ISBN

9781137447760

DOI

10.1057/9781137447760_10

Abstract

The September 11 terrorist attacks transformed the meaning of the Muslim headscarf.1 No longer is the crux of the debate whether the “veil” is used to oppress women by controlling their sexuality and, by extension, their personal freedoms and life choices. Rather, a Muslim headscarf “marks” the wearer as a representative of the suspicious, inherently violent, and forever foreign “terrorist other” in our midst.

First Page

207

Last Page

234

Publisher

Palsgraf Press

Editor

Simeon Elsanmi

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