Sheema Khan, author of Of Hockey and Hijab: Reflections of a Canadian Muslim Woman, likens the paranoia over female veiling to another trumped-up distraction: “These new WMDs (women in Muslim dress) seem to evoke the same fear as those other WMDs (weapons of mass destruction),” she writes. Khan, who wears the hijab, sees a cultural disconnect over the female body and its display: “Muslim women value their bodies, they simply don’t believe in flashing skin.”Nice try, Sheema, but I think there's a bit more to it than that.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
"Who Are We To Judge?"--Maclean's "Veil" Cover Story Exemplifies Our Civilizational Timidity
Maclean's writer Anne Kingston professes to see "ambiguities" galore in the Islamist face shmatta issue. Too bad sharia--a universal, totalitarian law that's anything but timid--allows for no ambiguity whatsoever, especially when it comes to chicks. But don't worry. As Sheema Khan, founder of CAIR-CAN and occasional Globe and Mail op-ed page contributor tells Anne, the niqab is benign and we kafirs really need to, like, chill: