CNN's Erin Burnett examines two recent cases of violence against women. Were they the product of religion or culture? Is there a difference?
In tonight's essay Erin discusses her own experiences in the Middle East and speaks to an awarding-winning journalist, Deborah Scroggins, the author of "Wanted Women: Faith, Lies & The War on Terror," to try and answer the question "Islamic or Islamist?"
“There are traditions in Islam that have a veiling of seclusion that have left women subjugated, but there are also women today, thousands and thousands of women working to interpret Islam in ways that are compatible with modern ideas of human rights and democracy. I think Islam is what people make it."