Deeyah on freedom for Muslim women

Norwegian singer Deeyah laments the fact that mild displays of female sexuality are more outrageous than women being beaten and killed for bringing perceived shame upon their kin.

See also the interviewer’s condescending brush-off of her point (at 2:23) in favour of a discussion of Deeyah’s vocal training—”But the really important thing about you, yeah, despite the image and everything else, is that you can actually sing…”

RELATED: Deeyah discusses the purpose of some of the imagery in her videos, and the underlying point that whether one wears a burqa or bikini, that should be a choice freely made, with the physical integrity of the wearer respected.

Also see the Flea‘s discussion (circa 2006) of the controversy engendered by Deeyah’s video for What Will It Be.

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