Directions: Using at least one source from each of the categories below, answer the following questions in a five page paper. Be sure to use parenthetical citations within the paper. All papers should be double spaced, 12 point Times New Roman Font, with standard margins and headers/footers, and must be typed and printed by the due date.
Prompt: Given the nature of current events, the role of women in the Islamic world, especially in the Middle East, has become a hotly debated topic. Below I have compiled sources that represent a variety of viewpoints. Read over the sources and answer the following prompt. Compare the role of women in the Islamic world during the Middle Ages to that of Muslim women today. Are Muslim women in the Middle East oppressed or has Islam been unfairly targeted by those with a political agenda or some other bias? You don’t necessarily need a yes or no answer and there is no truly “wrong” answer. You do need to be able to back up your assertions with facts from all three categories. Feel free to use any outside sources that help build your argument.