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The New York Times and the so called Islamic fashion! and where are you Huda Sha3rawi?

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jun 13, 2010 at 11:58

Lorraine Ali wants so bad to promote the religion of the Arabs but this is what is so absurd about such story

1. Fashion is about celebrating, in the case of women, the beauty of women and there is nothing in al-khimar or al-niqab that is beautiful. Not even close. And anyone who knows the hypocricy of the Saudis would know that under such garmet women have very sexy, tight and revealing clothes with lots of perfumes and make-up.

al-Khimar wa al-niqab look like a tent and it is a tent. Just imagine if this woman lives here in the US in the north east where we have very short light hours and more darkness during the winter and how can you walk with such tent when it is dark and you have ice or lots of snow on the ground? I guess the God of the arabs knew nothing beyond Arabia! And how about the summer months? she would suffocate with the high humidity and heat and Allah should have known better

2. The sad thing is this woman whose family are immigrants from Egypt does not seem to be aware of a great Egyptian woman and that is Huda Sh3rawi. Up until 1919 women in Egypt have to wear this very ugly al-khimar wa al-niqab. But the great Huda Sh3rawi told the people of Egypt that this is not for Egyptians and it is the dress code of the Turks and their masters the Arabs and it is the way of making women as second class citizens as they are not to be seen or heard which is very much the antithesis of the rule of women in the history of Egypt. Then she stood in the center of the biggest square in Cairo and took off her khimar/niqab and that was the end of it and the woman of Egypt were free again until the recent rise of islamists

Shame on the NYT for regarding this ugly dress as fashion and shame on this Egyptian woman for not knowing the history of her own people and the struggle of the woman of Egypt as for Lorraine Ali? I do not except much but the scary thing is she got a job in our so called newspaper of record

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Title Commenter Date Thread
"Beyond the Veil" [118 words]margeeJun 14, 2010 01:30174380
The New York Times and the so called Islamic fashion! and where are you Huda Sha3rawi? [381 words]dhimmi no moreJun 13, 2010 11:58174361
NYTimes: From anti-Israel bias to an anti-Israel basher [624 words]BethJul 6, 2010 13:12174361
People in the "media" should be objective., you are, she is not. [164 words]Phil GreendJun 13, 2010 08:32174351
Joining the NY times [103 words]CarlaJun 13, 2010 03:43174333
Lorraine Ali is exactly what we need [267 words]TedJun 13, 2010 01:30174324
I would not hire a woman who wears the Niqab or Burqa [133 words]No DhimmiJun 13, 2010 01:12174322
Newsweek loves Patel-thics and Lorraines. [121 words]YnnatchkahAug 17, 2008 04:41136876
Intolerance defines Lorraine Ali [293 words]SALTYOct 15, 2007 01:17111494
on your review of lorraine ali [12 words]professor allen podetOct 14, 2007 14:49111461
Lorraine, the Islamist "reporter". [62 words]YnnatchkahOct 2, 2007 15:53110132
Everything Confirms My Cancellation Decision [59 words]RickOct 12, 2007 18:14110132
Does anyone still read Newsweek? I had a FREE subscription and it was un-readable [74 words]walkernyOct 16, 2007 16:02110132
Your post reminded me of one other fact [108 words]RickOct 16, 2007 17:30110132
You think she's a bad reporter? [30 words]David MurphyOct 2, 2007 07:31110107
Down Periscope [378 words]jennifer solisOct 1, 2007 16:56110053
Loved what you said... [15 words]YnnatchkahOct 2, 2007 11:33110053
Articulate [11 words]S A KapadiaOct 6, 2007 07:53110053
Thankyou, S A Kapadia [33 words]jennifer solisOct 6, 2007 23:00110053
welcome back to KSA, lorraine [69 words]car313Jun 13, 2010 05:30110053
What a nice thing to say about your gender! [177 words]SilverJun 13, 2010 10:04110053

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