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New Kuwaiti Minister Shuns Wearing The Hijab

April 3, 2007

 

Topics: Understanding Islam

(The) hijab is nothing but a political prop, a weapon of visual terrorism. It is the symbol of a totalitarian ideology inspired more by Nazism and Communism than by Islam. ... It is used as a means of exerting pressure on Muslim women who do not wear it because they do not share the sick ideology behind it. It is a sign of support for extremists who wish to impose their creed, first on Muslims, and then on the world through psychological pressure, violence, terror, and, ultimately, war. - Amir Taheri

Nouriya al-Sabeeh is only the second female minister in Kuwait history. Today al-Sabeeh became the first to forgo a head cover, and the men of Kuwait's parliament are all bent out of shape over it.

How dare al-Sabeeh to shun submissiveness and refuse to be shackled by the hijab!

Could it be that she knows that the hijab is nothing more than a political prop, that it is not an essential part of the Muslim faith, it has nothing to do with Islam as a religion, is not sanctioned anywhere in the Koran or the hadith (traditions) attributed to the Prophet, and was invented in the early 1970s by Mussa Sadr, an Iranian mullah?

Perhaps she's aware that in an interview in 1975 in Beirut, Sadr told Amir Taheri that the hijab he had invented was inspired by the headgear of Lebanese Catholic nuns, itself inspired by that of Christian women in classical Western paintings.

Amir Taheri explains:

[...] The headgear in question has nothing to do with Islam as a religion. It is not sanctioned anywhere in the Koran, the fundamental text of Islam, or the hadith (traditions) attributed to the Prophet.

This headgear was invented in the early 1970s by Mussa Sadr, an Iranian mullah who had won the leadership of the Lebanese Shi'ite community.

... Some younger Muslim women, especially Western converts, were duped into believing that the neo-hijab was an essential part of the faith. (Katherine Bullock, a Canadian, so loved the idea of covering her hair that she converted to Islam while studying the hijab.)

... Muslim women could easily check the fraudulent nature of the neo-Islamist hijab by leafing through their family albums. They will not find the picture of a single female ancestor of theirs who wore the cursed headgear now marketed as an absolute "must" of Islam.

... This fake Islamic hijab is nothing but a political prop, a weapon of visual terrorism. It is the symbol of a totalitarian ideology inspired more by Nazism and Communism than by Islam. It is as symbolic of Islam as the Mao uniform was of Chinese civilization.

 

... It is used as a means of exerting pressure on Muslim women who do not wear it because they do not share the sick ideology behind it. It is a sign of support for extremists who wish to impose their creed, first on Muslims, and then on the world through psychological pressure, violence, terror, and, ultimately, war.

... The tragedy is that many of those who wear it are not aware of its implications. They do so because they have been brainwashed into believing that a woman cannot be a "good Muslim" without covering her head with the Sadr-designed hijab.

... Even today, less than 1 percent of Muslim women wear the hijab that has bewitched some Western liberals as a symbol of multicultural diversity.

More here.

(Amir Taheri is an Iranian-born journalist and author based in Europe. His writings focus on the Middle East affairs and topics related to Islamist terrorism.)

Source: http://www.hyscience.com/archives/2007/04/new_kuwaiti_min.php

 

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