Expression of sexuality for women in the Middle East has always been a difficult and controversial topic. Because of the inherent power imbalances for many middle eastern countries, women are often not afforded the same rights they may have in the west. According to Aurora Snow of The Daily Beast, Nadia Ali may be challenging these notions, and as a result, according to Snow, she’s “banned” from Pakistani society.
They may look suppressed, but given an opportunity to express themselves freely, their wild, untamable natural sexuality is released. This may just be what was in bin Laden’s porn collection, experience it for yourself.
Nadia Ali: Banned and Still Fighting Back
According to Snow, Ali is a fully practicing Muslim, but finds no conflict between her religion, culture, and chosen profession. According to Pakistan, however, pornography itself should be banned. As one can imagine, the issue of being a female Muslim practicing hardcore pornography comes with it plenty of vocal opposition,
I’ve been told, ‘you’re not a Muslim, you’re a disgrace to Pakistan, Pakistan won’t accept you,’ but I do come from a Middle Eastern background and I am Muslim, not the way my parents are, but by practice.
Despite the opposition, Nadia Ali has no plans to stop. She may be new to the industry, and with that comes some shocking introductions to the way things appear to play out, but she’s committed to her work. Since her debut, she’s become increasingly popular.
As mentioned in her interview above, despite the overwhelming appreciation for her contribution to the industry, racism from the Middle East continues to permeate the conversation. Although the split was apparently 50/50, for an entire nation to condemn a single person for their
Doing porn was a breakthrough in how women should be able to masturbate; women should be able to do these things. I want to be a voice for women in the world. I am all about the women’s movement and want to help other women take a stand.
Even though Nadia Ali has plenty of difficulties ahead of her, her perseverance is a symbol of her attitude toward challenging the lack of rights and freedom of women in the Middle East. Expression of one’s sexuality is important, and Nadia Ali is willing to go to great lengths to ensure that she remains a voice for Islamic women worldwide.