The niqab is the flag of Islamism

In Khaled Hosseini’s soul-piercing novel A Thousand Splendid Suns, the character Nana, a poor, unwed mother, tells her five-year-old daughter, Mariam: “Learn this now and learn it well, my daughter: Like a compass needle that points north, a man’s accusing finger always finds a woman. Always. You remember that, Mariam.”

Hosseini’s best-selling novel was about life in Afghanistan, but in the 30 words above he sums up the way men govern the lives of women across much of the Muslim world.

  • Tokenn

    And so is the hijab, What all these Muslim get-ups say to me is ‘I am okay with and obedient to Sharia law.” …a doctrine that is has been used for centuries to dominate and oppress. In my own case, Sharia would see me jailed, maybe beaten and executed because my beliefs ‘deny Allah’ and ‘insult the Prophet’, so yeah, I take it pretty personally.

  • Islamic female headgear are nothing less than chains.

    The women trapped inside are captives of a system they have no say in.

    Western liberals parade their ignorance by accepting this misogynistic practice.

    No woman should be forced to wear these signs of second class humanity. They should be banned. Accepting any is too much.

    Trudeau and the liberals prove the shallowness of their multi-culti experiment by accepting this obvious sign of oppression.

  • k1962

    That was an excellent book. Hard to put down.