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Life as a Muslim politician in Europe

Mark Sandell Mark Sandell | 13:18 UK time, Friday, 18 May 2007

What's it like being a female Muslim politician in Denmark, a country where cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed caused outrage around the world?

Asmaa Abdol-Hamid will be appearing on World Have Your Say on Monday, the 28th of May. She is a 25-year-old hoping to become the first ever Muslim woman to enter the Danish parliament. She's facing harsh criticism from all sides -- with conservative Muslim leaders disapproving of her activism while right wing politicians from the Danish People's Party are outraged that she might wear the headscarf in parliament.

You can read more about Ms Abdol-Hamid and the controversy surrounding her here here.

If you have a question you would like Ms Abdol-Hamid to answer, please post it to this site.


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