Amani Al-Khatahtbeh Joins HuffPost Live to Talk Media Representation, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and More

Our editor-in-chief Amani Al-Khatahtbeh joined HuffPost Live on Monday to discuss how millennial Muslim women are reshaping Islam.

The discussion was prompted and joined by the anonymous author of Gawker’s published essay called “Practicing Islam in Short Shorts,” in which a Muslim woman explores her contemporary interpretation of the faith. The conversation not only talked about women’s practice of Islam, but also their representation in the media and the marginalization of their lived experiences. The guests also got a chance to respond to Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s stance on Islam.

Amani told HuffPost Live:

We just keep getting spoken over by the public and people trying to tell us what our religion means for us and that we’re oppressed by our religion as if we can’t think for ourselves or we’re not aware what we’re practicing. And I think that’s where the problem lies.

Watch the full segment on HuffPost Live here!