Interview with Scholar Leila Ahmed

November 24, 2001

Source: The Boston Globe

On November 24, 2001, The Boston Globe featured an interview with Dr. Leila Ahmed, professor of women's studies in religion at Harvard Divinity School, who studies women in Islam and has started to examine these issues in the American context. Dr. Ahmed noted, "'I think increasingly the voice of Islam in America, or the many voices, will become enormously important to the rest of the Muslim world. This is the only place where we're free to think and speak - in addition to Europe - so it's a very extraordinary and rare historical moment for us, and I can't imagine that this will not lead to important intellectual leadership.'"