Once again, Mr Daniel Pipes finds reason to share
with us why he doesn't exactly love Muslims and their religion. Pipes has
posted on his blog a number of photos
of Western "political women" wearing hijab. Why does he do
it? To poke fun at a religious symbol? To prove somehow that the West is
becoming too much infected by some nasty alien cultural practices?
Among the "leftist" women shown are: the late Princess Diana, Hillary
Clinton (former First Lady and Democrat Presidential nominee), Camilla Parker
Bowles (wife of Prince Charles), Nancy Pelosi (Speaker of the US House of
Representatives) and Dr Condoleezza Rice (US Secretary of State).
Condi Rice? A leftist? How is that? I guess it's because she's the wrong colour
Anyway, the hijabs worn by these women don't look too hijabish to me. In fact,
they look more like loosely-fitted scarves of the type my mum wears on
religious occasions. Except that you can generally see through my mum's dupatta, an example of which you can see
below (though it isn't a picture of my mother!)
However, there are other kinds of hijabs for which I'm sure Mr Pipes would (or,
if he was intellectually honest, should) feel equal hatred toward ...
Jewish woman in promotional poster of
award-winning Israeli documentary ...
Orthodox Jewish women pose for a photo
at a wedding party ...
Jewish woman seated with her Muslim
Jewish women lighting candles to
commemmorate the Holocaust ...