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Traditionally submissive? Muslims mock David Cameron's racism

Issue No. 2488

Muslim women took to social media to mock Tory David Cameron’s racist and sexist slur that they are “traditionally submissive”.

Shelina Janmohamed tweeted, “Actually, my husband runs my Twitter feed because I can’t speak English #traditionallysubmissive.”

Cameron made the claim last week when announcing plans that Muslim migrant women could face deportation if they didn’t improve their English.

Muslim women slammed the policy in last week’s Socialist Worker.

Thousands have now mocked the policy on Twitter.

Nicole Correri tweeted, “We shall lift up our sisters ourselves because we are not #TraditionallySubmissive.”

David Cameron is trying to pose as standing up for women’s rights to justify the Tories’ new imperialist war.


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