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The burqa as deed and spore

Reader comment on item: Niqabs and Burqas - The Veiled Threat Continues

Submitted by Paul M. (United States), Sep 5, 2009 at 14:15

The burqa is not really an item of clothing or voluntary dress for Arab women; it is a public badge of ownership rights for Arab men - their deed. Arab women, although they wear this item out of pure cultural habit and need, are not aware of why they wear it. It's pure instinct. Once a culture of inferiority, slavery, and human-as-property, is instilled, all hope is lost. Blacks in our own American culture still use, with great success, the 150-year-old slavery excuse for laying guilt on Judeo-Christianity. The burqa is also a highly visible symbol of Arab inferiority, cultural backwardness, fear, and arrogance when it's seen in developed countries.

It's also a symptom of a morally weakened Western culture to the extent that we allow and excuse its use. To see a woman in our culture to wear burqas which we know are purely symbols of ownership-rights by their men, becomes a sign of our own weakness, since our own liberated women should be alarmed about, but don't care. It should be discussed on women's talk shows or women's blogs and books. But it's ignored. Shame on us!

This can only make the audacity and arrogance of Islamic men grow when they see how Western women, or feminized men, fear even speaking about this topic. The West is being challenged with a frontal assault on its moral values, and is found wanting. A symbolic burqa is growing over all of the women in the Western world, like a giant invisible dark mushroom umbrella, we seem to have no idea how to react or block this invader from our cultural "outer space."

The good news is that this umbrella darkening our culture does have its own umbilical cord and source of nutrients: petrodollars. Anything that cuts off this nutrient supply will cause it to retract and shrink - maybe even implode of its own weight. Our current economic depression will have the effect of daddy taking away our keys. Fewer trips to our endless cafeterias, shopping malls, and adult toy stores, will hopefully collapse the price of oil (along with our stomach size) and cause the petrodollar-fed mushrooms to begin crying, "I'm shrinking, I'm shrinking!" No doubt the multiplying black spores we see will also disappear.


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