Thursday, March 29, 2007

Hijab: Symbol of Oppression and Islamic Extremeism?

This is Faye Turney. She is one of the British marines taken hostage by the Iranians a few days ago. She is one of the latest non Muslim women taken hostage, put in hijab, and paraded before the media and the world. What message are the Iranians trying to convey? I think it is one of humiliation. They couldn't have picked a more unflattering photo of Ms. Turney. The Iranians have indeed turned the hijab, a symbol Muslim women worldwide choose to wear for modesty and to please Allah (swt), into a symbol of oppression and humiliation. Ms. Turney did not choose to wear this hijab. Ms. Turney: I am so sorry.