34 Min Released Mar 9, 2018

Episode 46: Why The Group Chat Is A Holy Space

Content warning: sexual harassment.

Hajj is supposed to be one of the most spiritual, moving moments in a practicing Muslim’s life. But like all communities, Muslims are having a #MeToo moment, as women have started to share their experiences with sexual harassment and abuse in Mecca and American mosques. First, Ahmed talks to his sister Zainab Akbar, Supervising Attorney with Brooklyn Defenders Services, about their experiences in the pilgrimage nearly a decade ago. Later, SSSS braintrust pals Sara Yasin and Tabir Akhter share their respective relationships to mosques and why the group chat is a holy space.

You can follow Tabir @tabir and Sara @sarayasin on Twitter. Subscribe to Sara Yasin’s newsletter at tinyletter.com/pleasekillme.

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