Islamic women tweeting about sexual harassment during the Hajj in Mecca
On Twitter are the testimonials of Islamic women becoming more numerous. They reject the sexual harassment and sexual assault which they claim they have been victims. Especially during the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca, which every year some two million pilgrims from around the world in Saudi Arabia.
It was the Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy who on Monday 5 February the hashtag created #MosqueMeToo (or #MosqueMoiAussi). "I shared my experience with assault during the Hajj in 1982 when I was 15 years old, in the hope that it would help the Muslim women to break the taboo and silence about their experience of sexual harassment during the Hajj or on other holy places" , she wrote on her Twitter account.
A testimony that others were more than 6,000 tweets about this triggerde-on the social network. "One of the reasons why I never say ' yes ' if people ask me: ' would you like one more time to Mecca? ' I've never been so bothered if in the Holy City, "says the young woman Tony Nabila (@risanab).
Other women, whose tweets are more implicitly call intimate, painful moments: "I find it hard to now the Umrah to think, something that one of the best memories of my life should have been and that would have brought me closer to God would , has ruined my life, "writes Mariha Syed (@MarihaSyed).