The MeToo campaign has become a trend on the social media and Muslim women’s have come all open to share their personal sexual assault cases. #MeToo campaign led to many other campaigns like #MeNoToo  and now another campaign named #MosqueMeToo has taken the internet by storm.

Below are few of the tweets from this campaign against sexual assault.

The #MosqueMeToo campaign started after Sabica Khan, a Pakistani woman, posted on her facebook account her horrible experience and soon she found that she was not the only victim at Hajj. She revealed how she was assaulted next to the Kaaba, the structure at the center of Islam’s most holy mosque in Saudi Arabia. Women have now come out to talk about the horrid instances while carrying out tawaf around the Kaaba during their pilgrimage to Mecca.

Even holy places are not safe for women anymore. Even at Hajj, at the city of Mecca, where people perform their religious Islamic duties.

Her twitter post in no longer available, but other people like Mona Eltahawy have shared her experience soon after. She shared “I have shared my experience of being sexually assaulted during Haj in 1982 when I was 15 in the hope that it will help fellow Muslim women break silence and taboo around their experience of sexual harassment/abuse during Haj/Umra or in sacred spaces. Let’s use #MosqueMeToo

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