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Women should be wary of romanticising Islam
by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
I am keen to meet Allegra Mostyn-Owen and support her invaluable work at the mosque in Forest Gate, east London.
She runs art classes there for Muslim women and children. Muslim minds and lives are being closed down worldwide by fanatics who deny young people art, music and books. This intrepid white woman dares to push aside the curtain of ignorance.
She was the first wife of Boris Johnson — clearly not a woman to shirk challenges. But then I find out that she has married a much younger Lahori man and imagines her future as an ageing wife who will happily accept her lot within an orthodox Islamic set-up and welcome a younger wife to produce children. It is her choice and one wishes her well.
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