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Brief history of Uncle Tom and all hijabs (lefty muslim org labels Amir Taheri as "Uncle Tom")
Muslim WakeUp ^ | 27 August 2003 | Jawad Ali

Posted on 10/18/2003 12:23:44 AM PDT by Stultis

August 27, 2003

Brief history of Uncle Tom and all hijabs

Let us start with...
Muslim Wakeup! guide to writing a neo-con article about Muslims.


It is a simple three-part process. Any dimwitted chicken hawk can do this. Many have.

  1. Start with something obnoxious, real or imagined, that some Muslim may have done.
  2. Take extra care to blur the line between the offender and the remaining one billion Muslims.
  3. No matter what the obnoxious act is, always make the dramatic assertion that this shows that the culprit, but really all Muslims, are real or closet terrorists, Nazis, or communists, and about to declare war on all of us.

We sent Amir Taheri to write one such article for us in the NY Post. Actually he did this entirely on his own, but the results were just as sad and depressing. This time wearing the hijab is the ultimate crime against humanity, and Muslims are terrorists, communists and Nazis all at the same time.

But why stop there? Just to test the depth of his readers’ stupidity, Amir lays down the most mind-bendingly stupid neo-con theory of all time. Hijab was invented by some dude in Lebanon in the early 1970’s. The only thing missing is the exact date and time.

There is no way we can top this one. We have been out smarted again.

The best that we can do at MWU! is to report that the neo-con Uncle Tom was invented last Friday in the back of a halal meat shop in Houston, Texas. Saleem Ubdul-Salam, an immigrant from Somalia, mixed left over chicken gizzards and goat scalps. “The whole world will go up in a giant ball of fire now, inshallah. I am getting a lot of support from the Southern Christian Zionists,” he explained mysteriously.

Trends in women’s clothing are evolving all the time. Taheri may have had something interesting or intelligent to contribute had he argued that a specific trend in women’s clothing can be traced to Lebanon in the 70’s. Perhaps it was a very specific way of wearing a particular type of Chador among certain Shia women. But then how would that help him slur all Muslims? He must demonize with broad strokes all hijab and some unspecified “neo-hijab” if he wants to stick to the three-part formula.

This three card monty of hate speech above is not just for neo-cons. We also have to constantly guard against it in our own thinking. We are happy to mock all things cruel and stupid that are done in the name of Islam, but it becomes easy to contribute to the tidal wave of anti-Muslim bigotry that is constantly coming at us.

Khaled Abou El Fadl, for example, has been writing about how Muslim organizations have failed to sufficiently condemn the terror and terrorists of 9-11. He does not name the specific organizations, nor does he give any specific examples of how certain condemnations are more adequate than others. This lack of distinction leaves all Muslims and their organizations wearing the dreaded proto-Nazi neo-hijab. This type of rhetoric is not without consequences in this lunatic with-us-or-against-us world.


Posted by jawad at August 27,

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amirtaheri; leftists; redgreenalliance; wahhabilobby

1 posted on 10/18/2003 12:23:45 AM PDT by Stultis
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To: Stultis
This is from a leftist-Muslim "collective" in Southern California (where else). According to their about page they claim to be "against all forms of oppression, bigotry, and racism," and to celebrate the "diversity, dynamism, and creative spirit of Islam."

Of course opposition to "bigotry" and celebration of "diversity" go by the wayside when a Muslim "Uncle Tom" dares to think, speak or write outside of their narrow ideological box.

This bit of nastiness is slightly dated, but is worthwhile as an illustration of the ugliness that results when the intollerance of the left and islamism unite. (See also any A.N.S.W.E.R. rally.)
2 posted on 10/18/2003 12:37:50 AM PDT by Stultis
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To: Stultis
The blog style site provides for responses from readers to each article. The only worthwhile response to this article is a recent one from an Iraqi reader:

I read and re-read Amir Taheri's article on Hijab in National Post.
He is talking about the special form of head-cover that is designed to cover the whole of the head.
He makes this clear by mentioning the names of several other forms of traditional head-covering Islam. PLEASE READ HIS ARTICLE IN AN HONEST WAY!
He is right in saying that this new form of Hijab did not exist before 1975 and was created as a political symbol.
I have asked my mother and grandmother and looked into family albums to check that. He is RIGHT.
This new form of Hijab did not exist.
It became a symbol of Khomeinist Islam and then of other radical groups including those linked with Al Qaeda.
What is wrong with pointing out that this particular form of head-covering has nothing to do with Islam as a religion?
I am an Iraqi and know that our women covered their head in many ways, mostly with colourful scarves. But never wit the kind of Hijab you now see in the West worn by new converts to Islam or militants.
Jamila Sherian
Posted by: Jamila Sherian at October 14, 2003 11:35 AM

3 posted on 10/18/2003 12:41:13 AM PDT by Stultis
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To: swarthyguy; DoctorZIn
4 posted on 10/18/2003 12:44:56 AM PDT by Stultis
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To: Stultis
I have been reading Amir Taheri's columns for quite some time now. He's by far the most lucid, informed, fair source I've heard come out of the Middle East. Which of course means he has to be silenced. This is nothing but a typical leftist hit piece. I truly hope he survives - we really need him.

5 posted on 10/18/2003 1:14:51 AM PDT by Qwinn
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To: Stultis
You might want to check this out.

Mohammed, The Mad Poet Quoted....

6 posted on 10/18/2003 10:19:51 AM PDT by PsyOp ( Citizenship ought to be reserved for those who carry arms. - Aristotle.)
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To: Stultis
for clarification purposes Amir Taheri who this idiot rips on is a practicing Shiite Muslim.

Taheri is a strong supporter of our administrations fight against Islamic Fundamentalism, having witnessed what he did to Iran.

7 posted on 10/18/2003 1:01:19 PM PDT by Cyrus the Great
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