Muslim women will discuss how their lives have changed since the 9/11 terror attacks at a conference in Birmingham on Sunday.
Some of the speakers will argue that followers of Islam have been victims of an international campaign of scaremongering and political oppression. Luton teenager Shabina Begum will talk about her battle to wear the Aaliyah Musa, or Islamic dress, and Ibtihal Bsis, a French barrister, will discuss her experiences of the Hijab, or headscarf, ban in France.
Imrana Daudi, from Islamic party Hizb ut- Tahrir, is organising the conference.
She said: "We believe that the war on terror exposes the fundamental flaws in capitalism and its values.
"The politics of fear are manipulated to forcibly integrate Muslims in the West and silence Political Islam internationally. The fallout of 9/11 has proved that Western ideals of liberty, justice and human rights are not universal and are subject to change.
"We wish to motivate Muslim women in the UK to feel a sense of responsibility for the global community and urge them to become the voice of opposition to the leaders of the Muslim world who supervise the arrest, torture and oppression of Muslims internationally."
The conference will be held between 11am and 6pm at the University of Aston, Aston Street, Aston Triangle, Birmingham. Contact 07074 192406.