You can be happy as long as you’re a male. Females need to stay out of sight except for when the men who own them summon them. But not to worry, these are happy “moderates,” and if you think they’re misogynistic, you’re a greasy Islamophobe.
While its supporters applaud the diverse array of Muslims featured and simple, positive message of happiness, its detractors have an array of complaints that range from the depiction of co-ed dancing to the use of a pop song, Pharrell Williams’ “Happy.”
Some feel so strongly that the video is haraam (forbidden) that they have released a halal (permitted) version that takes out the elements considered to be problematic– namely, adult women.
Many other Muslims find this version far more offensive than the original video, with its myriad of negative implications about women….
Yep. But these same Muslims would almost certainly denounce any non-Muslim who has criticized Islamic misogyny as an “Islamophobe.”