It surprises many of their friends and family, but some young US Latinas say Islam offers women more respect.
By Christine Armario | Contributor to The Christian Science Monitor
UNION CITY, N.J.
Jasmine Pinet sits on the steps outside a mosque here, tucking in strands of her burgundy hair beneath a white head scarf, and explaining why she, a young Latina, feels that she has found greater respect as a woman by converting to Islam.
“They’re not gonna say, ‘Hey mami, how are you?’” Ms. Pinet says of Muslim men. “Usually they say, ‘Hello, sister.’ And they don’t look at you like a sex object.”
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