The hijab is much more than a head covering. It contributes to the spread of Islamic extremism—or so says part of a US military white paper that is generating criticism.
As The Intercept reported today, a paper titled “Countering Violent Extremism: Scientific Methods and Strategies,” issued by the US Air Force Research Laboratory, contains one section describing the hijab worn by Muslim women around the world as contributing to “passive terrorism.”
The inflammatory section is called “A Strategic Plan to Defeat Radical Islam,” and its author is Dr. Tawfik Hamid, a self-described former Islamic extremist and senior fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies in Washington D.C. As the form of extremism known as Salafi jihadism spreads, he writes, more women assume the head covering, which he labels “a catalyst for Islamism.”
I do not find the linkage of the Hijab and radicalism to be inflammatory or wrong, Tawfik Hamid has simply made a valid observation but one incompatible with the liberal-left’s wish-dream vision of Islam.
The Hijab has evolved into a political statement. At best it is an abominable cultural relic and in case anyone needs reminding it is not a religious requirement in Islam.
However the liberal-left in all it’s full blown madness will hypocritically support its propagation for any number of insane reasons, it’s anti-west or it’s anti-christian or anti-conservative or anti- mommy & daddy, all of them may apply.
Multiculturalism, the wellspring of moral and cultural relativism has turned the liberal-left into willing useful idiots.
Just ask Justin.