Further, if anyone would really like to talk about how Muslim women are, or are not oppressed, they are welcome to contact me. I am a Muslim woman - and I choose to cover myself completely - and trust me - I am far from oppressed. I recognize that some Muslim women may be forced to do things that they do not want to do - and that is a result of their culture - not their religion - as Islam forbids the oppression of anybody. But be aware - some 'Western' women are forced to do things that they do not want to do (which I would call oppression) and I would imagine that is a result of their culture as well.
Although I also read Where is Raed I would like to mention that Muslim men are not always the best source of information regarding Muslim women, just as 'Western' men are usually not a good source of information about 'Western' women...(although he is an excellent and compelling source of information about life - or lack thereof- in Baghdad).
If you are interested in the almost daily view point (and images) of a non-oppressed, outspoken, American Muslim woman artist you can get it here: A Portrait of the Artist as a Muslim Woman - although be warned - it has a very strong pro-peace flavor