...Iranian exile and activist Alinejad frequently talks about being silenced.
“It doesn’t matter where I am whenever I want to talk about women’s rights, there are a lot of people saying ‘Shhh, not now here in the West,’” she said recently.
“‘Shhh. Islamophobia. Donald Trump is around.’ ‘Shhh. This is not the right time now to talk about extremism and the restrictive laws, the Sharia laws.’”
In their small way, that silencing is what Shirazi and his group, who have their own experiences with oppression, thought they could highlight...