Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Biggest "Elephant in the Room" Isn't the Hijab. It's the Bogus Islam Versus Islamism Construct

I agree with Tarek Fatah when he says that "Quebec has made the Sikh turban and the Jewish kippa their sacrificial lambs." However, in an effort to shield his holy book from criticism he also says
For the record, the hijab and the niqab are not religious attire. The Qur’an instructs Muslim women to cover their breasts, not their heads or faces.
Both the hijab and niqab are symbols of servitude and misogyny imposed today by the worldwide, anti-western Islamist movement. Both pieces of cloth are the flags of political ideologies that have no basis in the Qur’an.
No basis in the Qur'an, eh? For the record, the Qur'an says this:
Quran (33:59) - "Tell thy wives and thy daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks close round them..." 
Quran (24:31) - "And say to the believing women that they cast down their looks and guard their private parts and do not display their ornaments except what appears thereof, and let them wear their head-coverings over their bosoms, and not display their ornaments except to their husbands or their fathers, or the fathers of their husbands, or their sons, or the sons of their husbands, or their brothers, or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women, or those whom their right hands possess, or the male servants not having need (of women), or the children who have not attained knowledge of what is hidden of women; and let them not strike their feet so that what they hide of their ornaments may be known."  The woman is not only supposed to cover herself, except with relatives, but to look down, so as to avoid making eye-contact with men. 
Qur'an (33:55) - "It shall be no crime in them as to their fathers, or their sons, or their brothers, or their brothers’ sons, or their sisters’ sons, or their woman, or the slaves which their right hands possess, if they speak to them unveiled"  A woman is only allowed to present herself unveiled to family and slaves.
"Let them wear their head-coverings over their bosoms." Meaning let them cover their heads and their breasts. If chicks were allowed to go bare-headed but had to cover their bosoms the garments would be called, well, bosom-coverings, wouldn't they? 

Nice try though, Tarek.

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