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 I carefully read the article and I found no sweeping dismissal of prayer and religion, just a long and credible list of outrages perpetrated against women.  Against this massive backdrop of abuse, Leila Ahmed's insistence on subtle nuances is a bit disingenuous.  The general gist of Eltahawy's detractors is to deflect her criticism by pretending that it's about religious beliefs that current orthodoxy does not allow us to challenge.