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Reader comment on item: Ban the Burqa - and the Niqab Too

Submitted by kamel krazie (Canada), Aug 9, 2007 at 04:22

I have no respect for, I simply loathe, absurdities swathed in religious ideology. The burqa and niqab are blatant symbols of a misogynic arab mind set cleverly merchandised as the absolute sign of obedience, the apparel of modesty and piousness par excellence — " don't be caught without yours"- "don't leave home without it"--- wearing these habits guaranties you membership in the ‘72 houris' brigade. A rather nefarious scheme of suckling babes at the teat of fundamentalism perpetuating the eternal jihad.

These dressed up shackles are gratuitously dispensed by the wahhabis, self proclaimed guardians of Islam's holiest sanctuaries, hosts to the yearly hajj, flush with petral dollars all used to indoctrinate their islamic brethren with a vengeance of koranic proportions. Their putrid 7th century dogma goes unchallenged and remains the undisputed‘highway to heaven' for those who prostrate in that direction.

Islamism rising an islamic revival sweeps vulnerable populations [ the west is not immune because of its multiculturalism ] insisting on defining their realms in islamic terms, the fuse to this powder keg is wahhabist clerics [ dispensed worldwide] to disseminate a doctrine reasserting their utter distaste for even modest social change, rallying the mindless masses [ like flies to s_it] against westernization and its un-islamic ways. These allah-forsaken threads , have garnished a malevolent legitimacy in many backward enclaves.

Now in the name of islamist revivalism we are witnessing increasing demands for the sacrosanctity of these vulgar garments in the public sphere of western society! I say a resounding- NO- to these flagrant indecent display of pseudo-modesty betraying and exposing an immense immodesty, abject intolerance, vile pretentiousness, misplaced self-righteousness and a confused holier-than-thou psyche.... crass walking bill boards and disturbing neon signs of spiritual superiority !!!!!!!

Before I continue, this criticism is directed exclusively to muslim women who ‘willingly' and also advocate wearing these outrageous religious trappings { I am talking to western muslim women} shame on the lot of you. This criticism is by no means meant to further stigmatize those traumatized souls ‘FORCED' into these dehumanizing vesture, a demonic enforcement that transgresses into the ‘PATHOLOGICAL'.

Extremes of ‘forced cover' the scourge of many societies go unchallenged by the sisters in islam and the silence is deafening, seemingly this travesty is a just crescent to bear for those unfortunate souls! I speak to those western muslims females obsessed with wearing the whole bolt of fabric on their shoulders screaming with righteous indignation of their right to parade in the whole nine yards of fundamentalism, yet cannot muster even a whimper for their sisters who have lost their right to dress as they choose, the silence is deafening. Can they even spell... A-F-G-H-A-N-I-S-T-A-N .... the hypocrisy is mind boggling.

I would argue that wrapping oneself in cloth does not make one more modest or spiritual than a modern, confident muslima. I would challenge you to speak with an uncovered sister and basque, a while, in her unfettered spiritualism practiced with private dignity and modesty. This archaic choice of dress is anachronistic to a modern, sectarian, pluralist society with no socially redemable value. Again I ask is an un-covered woman of faith deemed less worthy and is the extent of cover really a barometer of devoutness [ devoid of politics] and hence to be coveted?

Surely one cannot be so weak of convictions, so shallow of spirit, a mere veneer of faith to revile modernity in the name of a creed! The exalted muslima is obedient, submitted, covered and completely surrendered to the will of Allah. Her self-conscience and ego prostrates to divine intervention, her womb belongs to the islamic ummah and what she wears signals that veneration. This paranoia is palpable ........

To all you niqab/burqa wonders give your head a shake, but not to vigorously so to cause cover to fall consequently triggering my licentiousness and your immorality..... Allah forbid!!!

Submitting....

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