Although many Muslims in Western societies have rejected their homelands' poor treatment of women, some still cling to more medieval views of women's rights — such as in Pakistan, where men are fighting for the right to stone their wives and daughters.
London's recently elected Muslim mayor is facing backlash from critics for the second time in the last week over his perceived role in issues of women's rights.
In an effort to bolster the ailing Remain campaign, newly elected London Mayor Sadiq Khan has gone on a road trip across the country to try and boost support for remaining in the European Union (EU).
A photograph from one of Mr. Khan’s speeches in Manchester posted on the Guido Fawkes blog reveals that in at least one of his speeches, meant to galvanise Labour voters in the north of England, women were excluded from the front row and relegated to the periphery of the event.
This comes only days after the mayor announced that ads featuring sexy or scantily clad women would be banned from public areas in London and is not the first time that mayor's party has faced criticism over bowing to Muslim fundamentalism.
It is not the first time that a Labour event has seen the segregation of women. The party has often been accused of pandering to hard-line Muslims, with a number of incidents being revealed last year.
The Mayor has also been in hot water before when it comes to questions over his links to Islamist groups and those who practice a more traditional form of Islam that often sees women segregated at events from men.
At this point, it is unclear whether the women were actually forced to stand at the back of the event or whether they felt compelled to on their own. Regardless, it is clear that the migrant population in the UK and around much of Europe does not seem to be interested in assimilating.