Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Whited Sepulchre

Last year in April, after a great deal of self-righteous hand wringing and foaming at the mouth,  France  banned this.

It had been estimated that only 367 Muslim women in France (from a survey by DCRI, the French Secret Servive) wore the burqa.  This Gallic ban was followed by Holland and attempts by other Judaeo-Christian nations like Canada and Australia.  Of course Egypt and Turkey (under Ataturk) had done so earlier.

When I was working at Leicester Infirmary some years ago, a Russian colleague complained about 'these women in their black bin bags' and this view was seconded by the other Asian (meaning Indian) ladies.  Then Esther, my good friend from Antigua (in the Caribbean) calmly protested,  "Why can't you leave them alone?  What have they ever done to you?"  Dear Esther always spoke her own mind and her words left a hushed, maybe ashamed (and certainly resentful) effect in the rest room.

Recently, at the  Autumn/Winter 2012 London Fashion Festival, a version of this taboo apparel  became a fashion statement.   This came from Sibling Designers run by Cozette McCreery, Sid Bryan and Joe Bales.

What do Sarkozy and other pious Western leaders make of the above fashion?  Will they consider this as a security risk, an affront to women's freedom?  (After all, the guerilla's balaklava, just like the burqa, deliberately conceals identity).
White Racists from the English Defence League

 Or will they support it as a human right for fashionistas to display and sell?

If that's the case I think these 'abominable' Muslim items of apparel should not be scorned or banned as they will provide inspiration for European Fashion Houses:

  Or is the sauce for Muslim women not sauce for Europe's Fashion Designers?

And what's the difference between the garment worn by Dolores Hart (the first actress to kiss Elvis Presley - and yes, she's also the one on the right) ............

....... and this?

Dolores Hart now lives in a nunnery - the other lady is very much with the world.


Anonymous said...

Salam Puan,
I feel those in burqa keeps themselves clean is acceptable.NO no no,not those sweating inside n gives out those foul smelling, stinks.
Just yesterday,I met a family medicine specialist in black robes,beautifully attired.Sadly,I had to hold my breath nearby her.


anak si-hamid said...

Dear wawa,

Thank you. I couldn't agree with you more. The burqa is very much a cultural 'affliction' and 'affectation'.

It is certainly not healthy for the skin - especially in tropical countries and certainly very anti-social.

My posting is intended chiefly to expose the hypocrisy of the west - for condemning the apparel of other cultures and yet turning a blind eye to similar sicknesses in their practice and culture.

And this is just one facet of the Judaeo-Christian's West double standards

Hence 'sauce for the goose is not sauce for the gander'.

curio said...

i like ur analysis abt the judaeo-christian's west double standards.
anything islam is aversive.
and muslims too need to practise and potray islam as sweet, gentle, beautiful and most of all clean phiysically and spiritually.

i was actually hoping for wawa to be in sg too.

anak si-hamid said...

Thank you curio.

I do apologise but I've left your number in KL. May I please have it again?

Anonymous said...

Was it an Italian Minister who answered the media by saying that how could he ban the hijab when all the nuns have always been wearing one as well...Maybe you could check this out. No need to publish this.


anak si-hamid said...

Thanks Mus.

True, true. Just like the nun Dolores Hart.