Valerie Greenfeld

Valerie Greenfeld is a writer for Islamist Watch and the author of Backyard Jihad: How Parents Can Detect the Invisible Threat of Radicalization.

Washington-Area Mosque Fails to Conceal Continued Misogyny


Last May, Shaker Elsayed — an imam at Virginia’s infamous Dar-al-Hijra (DAH) mosque — ignited a massive controversy by endorsing the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) during a videotaped sermon. Almost a year later, (and despite the mosque’s effort to appear more moderate), DAH continues to tolerate Islamist misogyny, suppress criticism, and sanction sexist leadership. […]

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