"I do not understand why Western women get attracted to an anti-women religion called Islam?” Taslima Nasreen asks on Twitter

    04-Jul-2020
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Taslima Nasreen, a Bangladeshi-Swedish writer, physician, feminist, secular humanist and human rights activist, asked a question on her Twitter account regarding western women's attraction towards Islam. She claimed Islam is an anti-women religion.
 
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In her tweet, after raising the question, she gave an example of Michelle Ramsden, who was converted to Islam and became Safiyya Amira Shaikh. According to a recent report, she has been sentenced to life in prison.
 
Shaikh, who was born Michelle Ramsden, had converted to Islam in 2007 after being impressed by the kindness of a local Muslim family. She became increasingly disillusioned by what she saw as the mosques' moderate version of Islam.
 
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According to the report, she had visited St Paul's in central London to scout out security precautions and the best place to leave a bomb. She initially intended to carry out the attack at Christmas but later put it back to Easter.
 
During the investigation, she told the undercover officers: "Killing one kafir [non-believer/ non-Muslims] is not enough for me." In another, she admitted that watching beheading videos was difficult at first "but now I love". Among the images she posted shortly afterwards was one with the message in bloody letters: "Pigs you will soon pay for your crimes". In later messages, she said that if approached by the police at her home she would detonate a device to kill them and herself.
 
Shaikh had been in contact with Anjem Choudary, a convicted British jihadist, and had listened to the recorded online lectures of the Yemeni militant Anwar Al-Awlaki who was killed by a US drone strike.
 
During the investigation, She told the undercover officer, about the route to her beliefs, said that moderate Muslims are not true, only those who fight.
 
On the encrypted message service Telegram, Shaikh ran a social media channel called GreenB1rds, which spread pro-ISIS propaganda and called for attacks in the UK and overseas specifically on churches.
 
Sometimes she posed as a man online, believing it would encourage more people to engage with her. Detectives had evidence that she was so fixated on her own martyrdom that she was lining up others to take over her Telegram account.
 
She was arrested on October 10, 2019, when she cancelled a meeting with undercover officers. In police interviews, she attempted to diminish her role, although she admitted to previous drug addiction and said she wanted to go to heaven.
 
 
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