Secrets Behind the Burqa: Islam, Women and the West (Sookhdeo, Rosemary)
Secrets behind the Burqa reveals what really happens in the daily lives of millions of Muslim women and girls. Going behind the scenes it shows the male Muslim perception of women and details the rules and regulations which control Muslim women’s behaviour. Rosemary Sookhdeo describes how the Islamic ideas of honour and shame can oppress and endanger women, and how arranged and forced marriages can turn into life threatening situations. With Islam a growing religion in the west, Secrets behind the Burqa analyses whether Muslim women will be able to embrace western values and thinking or will be trapped inside their own cultural and religious systems.