Two illustrative responses to two illustrative questions posed by a reporter to a Muslim woman, an intellectual, artist, political prisoner and human rights supporter, and with regard to Islam, the holy faith which to that woman and to the nation in which she was born and to many a nations in the world, causes persecutions of all kinds: seizure of their even elementary human rights, treading their reputation and honour, robbery of their possessions and entire homelands, sufferings, arrests, imprisonments ... massacres, wars, exiles. . .
In short: NAKBAH / CATASTROPHE!
1) To a Spanish correspondent, in 1985, interviewing a political prisoner of the Yugoslav communist regime, shortly after her release from prison in Foca; on her deathbed!
BEING AN INTELLECTUAL, HAVE YOU EVER REBELLED AS TO WHY A WOMAN IN ISLAM CAN NOT BE A QADI / JUDGE?
HAVE YOU EVER REBELLED AS TO WHY MAN CAN NOT GIVE BIRTH?!
Expression of enormous satisfaction with the response kind of which he "has never received before in his career".
2) To a British correspondent, in 1992, in occupied and shelled Sarajevo (after the requested translations of the text written in Arabic on the lavha above head of the interviewed, which reads: Rabbi zidnii 'ilma / O my Lord, increase me with knowledge)
WHY DO YOU WEAR HIJAB?
IN ORDER TO MAKE YOU WATCH NOT WHAT IS ON MY HEAD BUT WHAT IS IN MY HEAD!
Expression of incredible pleasure with the answer, and promise that reply will be definitely recorded in his article, although it is almost certain that the Editor will not publish it.