January 31st, 2012
03:20 PM ET

Erin's Essay: Islamist or Islamic?

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?"

Says Scroggins:

“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."

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  1. Ken Landriau

    Am I dreaming? Didn't you broadcast this segment last night (Mon. 1/30)? Wasn't it posted on Facebook last night? Didn't you say the with three daughters, your father never got a vote? Didn't I comment that I never got a vote either, but my daughters all completed college? Please tell me I'm not dreaming.

    January 31, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Reply

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