What's the deal, we all pray to the same male god

Muslim women in Washington are asserting their rights to pray with men. But is it less revolutionary than an Indian woman who decided to lead Friday Prayers at an all-women mosque.

The Washington episode is from Daily Beast

Shortly after noon on a recent Saturday, Fatima Thompson, a Muslim convert, and three other women prayed in the men’s section of the lavishly decorated Islamic Center of Washington, in a moment akin to Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat.

A bearded, middle-aged man scolded one of the women. “Sister, go there!” he said, pointing to a back corner, dubbed the “penalty box” by one disgruntled woman. The seven-foot wooden barrier separated the men and women’s sections in a visual metaphor of gender apartheid. She ignored him.

Let These Women Pray! – Page 1 – The Daily Beast.

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