Laine’s comment on last night’s post is not unrelated to my previous piece on Sergio Redegalli and his “no to burqas” mural.
The entire comment is reproduced below. It has been edited for punctuation:
The [commenter] makes a grave error dismissing full Islamic veiling as insignificant. I remember the first such woman — assuming she was a woman — that I saw in full black regalia pushing a loaded shopping cart in a supermarket with her bearded keeper-husband bopping along beside her during what should have been working hours. The sight was utterly creepy and unusual at that time. Now, only a few years later, that entire part of town is indistinguishable from any Arab country, with such creatures seen at every intersection while white people are now a shrinking minority in more ways than one.
No less an authority than Al-Qaeda’s Ayman Al-Zawahiri Declared that Muslimas’ drapes make them warriors in his declared mission of Islamic world domination:
“I congratulate every Muslimah observant of her Hijab and chastity in the face of the fierce Crusade against the Hijab, which exposes their immorality, decline and degeneration. And she should know that the Hijab, symbol of her modesty and purity, tears them apart inside, because it exposes the depravity of their civilization. And I remind her that by holding fast to her Hijab and Deen, she is a soldier in the battle of Islam against the Zionist Crusade and its helpers, the traitorous idol-kings.”
That veiled wraith is a soldier in the army of Islam…
…Her mummification is an outward sign of her family’s belonging to the most devout, i.e. the most extreme, Muslims. It’s the equivalent of having immigrants wearing Nazi regalia congregating in the West after Hitler’s aggression had started. Also please note: the direction is always one way, toward more veiled ones, more hijabs covering the hair, never the other way around.
The Muslim pressure by both men and women is constant on bareheaded Muslimas. Try to think of a single acquaintance, school chum or shop girl who stops wearing the hijab in the West. There have been a few high profile cases of Muslim girls who wished to assimilate with Western ways, including refusing the hijab. For their rebellion against their families they were murdered in honor killings.