Al Jizz Â presentsÂ Â the unstableÂ MonaÂ Eltahawy in a Â debate with the fanatical Islamofascist Mehdi Hasan, who blames anything and the kitchen sink, but never Islam or Arab misogyny.
Do Arab men hate women?
With one question, journalist Mona Eltahawy unleashed a harsh critique of women’s rights in the Arab world.
“Why do they hate us?”
With these five words in a controversial magazine article, Egyptian-American journalistÂ Mona EltahawyÂ shot to fame, unleashing a devastating critique of women’s rights in the Arab world.
In the season premiere ofÂ Head to HeadÂ , Mehdi Hasan challenges Eltahawy on her views regarding the status of women in Arab states.
Are Arab or Muslim societies inherently patriarchal? And how does the narrative of Islam as sexist play into geo-politics and Western stereotypes of the Middle East?
Joining the discussion is Dr Aitemad Muhanna of the London School of Economics’ Middle East Centre; self-proclaimed progressive Imam Dr Taj Hargey; and Dr Shuruq Naguib, a British-Egyptian academic from Lancaster University.