Sunday, 18 December 2016

Newsweek: 'Pressures' on Muslim Women Led to Islamophobic Attack Hoax - mrc NewsBusters

Newsweek: 'Pressures' on Muslim Women Led to Islamophobic Attack Hoax: On Thursday, Newsweek's Lucy Westcott forwarded possible excuses for Yasmin Seweid's fake account about anti-Muslim men attacking her on New York City's subway. Westcott spotlighted an activist who played up that young Muslim women, like Seweid, are 'children of either immigrant parents or U.S.-born Muslims, and parents have high expectations of them, putting [them under] tremendous pressure.' She also pointed out an online post from Seweid's sister, who asked people to 'think why Muslim [women of color] felt the need to do this.'