In a similar vein to the previous post, following the 1929 Palestinian Arab Women’s Congress in Jerusalem, in which calls were made for the end of the British Mandate, the following occurred:
In 1933 “for the first time in history a Christian lady delivered a political speech from the pulpit of a mosque”* evoking rhetoric comprising the Muslim and Christian conquerors of Jerusalem, before being succeeded by a speech by a Muslim lady beside Christ’s tomb in the Holy Sepulchre.
The harmony! The religious cohesion!
O, if only women ruled the world instead of men!
* Taken from Matiel E.T. Mogannam, The Arab Woman and the Palestine Problem (London: Herbert Joseph) 1937. p. 70.