#MosqueMeToo: What happened when I was sexually assaulted during the hajj

A young Pakistani woman named Sabica Khan wrote a Facebook post this month about her harrowing experience at Islam's holy site in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. She wrote about being sexually harassed while performing the tawwaf - the circling of the Ka'aba, the cubical structure toward which Muslims pray five times a day. In response, hundreds of Muslim women shared similar experiences on her wall. Her post was shared at least 2,000 times. To support her, I started #MosqueMeToo and tweeted about my own experience of sexual assault during the Muslim pilgrimage, the hajj . In two days, my Twitter thread had been retweeted or liked thousands of times. It was shared in Indonesian, Arabic, Turkish,...