Thursday, November 16, 2006

the "veil" again

Why is it that the proggies, who are always harping about how there is too much attention being paid to how Muslim women dress, now the ones who come out with statements about the niqaab? Well, we all know why -they will use any and all opportunity to attack those Muslims who do not fit their ultra-secularist mold.

check out Mere Islam's post on The Face Veil...

This is not the first time that the proggies have attacked Muslim women for the way some choose to dress. Previously, Pamela Taylor (the chairperson of PMUNA) had talked about how she "positively hates" the "burqa" (i.e. the niqaab). Why such strong language? What is it that evokes such "hate" amongst the proggies?

I think some of this has to do with how they have become close in their ideology to extremist right wingers and the neo-cons, who are, often, no better than racist hate groups.

1 comment:

Neo said...

salaam aleikum,

not just the "proregressives" that
have and will attack the niqab since it offends their secularism,
they are being actively aided, abetted, and given access by none other than so-called "mainstream" and "spiritual sufis" in their quest, here it is from the recent conference concluded and held under the auspices by the same nation currently occupying Iraq:

Notice the following:

1. A direct confrontation was avoided on the issue of women led prayer and women giving ju'mah khutbahs. Why? Do you fear Allah (swt) or the secularists?

2. Background info on the conference organizer here:

"She doesn’t wear hijab, and has said in interviews that she made that decision after doing ijtihad and coming to the conclusion that she dresses and acts modestly without having to cover her hair."

3. More interesting stuff here:

Ziba Mir Hosseini, an Iranian anthropologist and expert on family law, reveals to the conference participants that
I agree with Jack Straw.” Even more surprising, half of the audience breaks out in applause
None of this should be surprising
since even the RAND report mentioned using the status of women and the Hijab issue to attack Islam, the pro-regressives, modernists, and sufis all seem to be on the same page again.