Pakistani American scholar Asma Barlas defends her criticism of 'the West' as suffering from a latent Crusader consciousness. She has published on this topic, including Islam, Muslims and the US: Essays on Religion and Politics (2004). But Barlas is also a critic of contemporary Muslim civilisation which she sees in the grip of a patriarchal culture.
Asma Barlas, professor and director, Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity gave two invited presentations in Melbourne, Australia.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
One of the reasons that I was willing to make the long trek to Australia was the moral appeal of Raimond Gaita's conviction that people who are different from us can nonetheless inhabit...