Quotation by Alice Walker

As for those who think the Arab world promises freedom, the briefest study of its routine traditional treatment of blacks (slavery) and women (purdah) will provide relief from all illusion. If Malcolm X had been a black woman his last message to the world would have been entirely different. The brotherhood of Moslem men—all colors—may exist there, but part of the glue that holds them together is the thorough suppression of women.
Alice Walker (b. 1944), U.S. author, critic. "To the Editors of Ms. Magazine," In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens (1983).
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