For the past week I’ve been getting a few dozen visitors from the Middle East looking for these two posts, Marie Claire’s Mecca Stars, and Following up on Marie Claire’s Mecca Stars, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and a few visitors were also looking for this post, The Veil Controversy.
Iran has been cracking down on women who don’t wear the full hijab. Clearly the women are not willing to become BMOs, and the Iranian police are now forcing them. Some traditional bloggers object to the crackdown, where the police takes away young girls that are not properly attired:
Wikipedia has an explanation on the abaya or loose robe, hijab or headcovering and niqab or face veil. One of the arguments I’ve heard for these garments is that “They are liberating“.
As Siggy puts it, Islam has a problem with women. “Liberating” is not the word that comes to mind.