THE FASHIONIZATION OF ISLAM & THE MARKETING OF OPPRESSION: SCHOLAR DECRIES “FARCE” OF WORLD HIJAB DAY~LUXURY BRANDS & GUCCI’S BEHEADING IMAGERY POPULARIZED
How World Hijab Day Harms Women
Nazma Khan founded World Hijab Day in 2013, and No Hijab Day began in response not long after. FreeInHijab also has a counter campaign in #FreeFromHijab. Muslims and non-Muslims exist on both sides of this issue. My ex-Muslim guests, Mimzy Vidz, Zara Kay, and Yasmine Mohammed, all oppose embracing the hijab with World Hijab Day as I do. Hijab is a tool of oppression, used to suppress women’s rights for centuries. In the west, many of those on the left, including Muslim feminists and progressives, would have you believe otherwise. Protesters in Iran and testimonies from Saudi Arabian refugees constantly proclaim that hijab is not a choice, it oppresses women, and imposing it with Islamic law needs to stop.
SCHOLAR DECRIES “FARCE”
OF WORLD HIJAB DAY
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Middle East scholar A. J. Caschetta has denounced the hypocrisy of “World Hijab Day”, saying that the holiday dishonours the countless Muslim women who are forced to wear the hijab against their will.World Hijab Day (WHD) was invented in the United States in 2013 by Bronx resident Nazma Khan as a chance to “foster religious tolerance and understanding by inviting women (non-Hijabi Muslims/non-Muslims) to experience the hijab” every February 1st.While ostensibly supporting a woman’s right to choose what she wears on her head, the event perpetuates the myth that women in countries such as Iran wear the hijab by choice rather than by imposition, Caschetta suggests in his January 30th essay in National Review.As a result, Westerners who have no idea what it is like to live under an Islamist regime celebrate the hijab as if it were a clever fashion statement rather than the symbol of the oppression many Muslim women face, he notes.Schoolgirls Asked to Don Islamic Headscarf For ‘Hijab Day’ in November https://t.co/i10tARdS2n— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) August 6, 2019Just last month, Iran’s female chess Grandmaster, Mitra Hejazipour, decided to take off her hijab during a chess tournament in Moscow and was immediately removed from the national chess team.The Iran Chess Federation expelled the 27-year-old Hejazipour on January 2nd after she removed her hijab during the World Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship in Moscow, an act considered as defiant of the compulsory Islamic dress code.“She has no place in the Islamic Republic’s national team anymore,” said Mehrdad Pahlavanzadeh, the president of Iran’s Chess Federation.For her part, Hejazipour said that she had decided “not to have a share in this horrendous lie and not to play the game of ‘We love the hijab and have no problem with it’ anymore.”“It creates many limitations for women and deprives them of their basic rights. Is this protection? I say definitely not, it is solely and merely a limitation,” Hejazipour said.Later that month, on January 20, Iran’s sole female Olympic medalist, Kimia Alizadeh, defected from Iran, saying she was “one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran whom they’ve been playing for years.”“I wore whatever they told me and repeated whatever they ordered. Every sentence they ordered I repeated. None of us matter for them, we are just tools,” she said.The 21-year-old posted on social media that she had decided to defect from Iran because she didn’t want to be part of “hypocrisy, lies, injustice and flattery.”Why was Britain's Foreign Office so reluctant to admit this even happened? https://t.co/IE0Jk5oPvO— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) February 7, 2018A number of Muslim women have joined in publicly opposing the western celebration of the hijab.“As an Iranian who was beaten & jailed for opposing mandatory Hijab, I’m appalled to see Hijab celebrated in the West,” wrote Maryam Shariatmadari on social media.“I have a dream for all women to be free one day. Free to choose what to wear, how to live, and what to think. Celebrating hijab destroys that dream,” she said.As an Iranian who was beaten & jailed for opposing mandatory Hijab,I’m appalled to see Hijab celebrated in the West. I have a dream for all women to be free oneday. Free to choose what to wear, how to live, and what to think. Celebrating hijab destroys that dream.#FreeFromHijab pic.twitter.com/XbE78SGpJP— Maryam shariatmadari #FreeFromHijab (@Maryamshariatm) January 30, 2020In his essay, Caschetta notes the irony of the date chosen for World Hijab Day — February 1 — since this coincides with the day that Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to Iran in 1979 to inaugurate the Islamic Revolution that would enforce “the separation, seclusion, and covering of women.”While “enlightened” Westerners commemorate WHD as a chance to stand up for women’s right to choose “what they want to wear — whenever, wherever, and however,” they dishonour the millions of women living in the Muslim world forced to cover themselves, Caschetta observes.“It might be easier to support WHD if it had a reciprocal component encouraging women throughout the Muslim world to really wear what they choose,” he concludes.School Tells Parents if Daughter Wears Hijab, Her Bullying Problem Might Go Away https://t.co/Mum3XyHfp8— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) April 5, 2019__________________________________________________________________
The Fashionization of IslamBYrepublished below in full unedited for informational, educational and researchpurposes:Again our Western world media has just celebrated #WorldHijabday, while in the Islamic world, hundreds of Iranian women are being arrested and put in prison for removing their hijab. That Islamic oppression of women is steadily coming here, by our media’s own hands. The fashion industry leads much of that dangerous change.In 2019, Nike expanded on their Pro Hijab brand by releasing The Victory Collection. The new market niche adds performance-wear options for Muslim watersport athletes. Choice for women is good. But now Nike just makes it that much harder for women athletes who might otherwise choose to leave Islam.Before long, following the pattern of Sharia states, it is not inconceivable that this gear could become mandatory for all women competitors — Muslims will next demand it, as officials will bow to their charges of an uneven playing field.Such fashion marketing can normalize even Islam’s worst elements, such as jihad violence. In fact, we have already seen jihad imagery flow into Islamofashion marketing. In their Fall-Winter 2018 runway show in Milan in February 2018, Gucci’s line began to use beheading imagery among their fashion models. They claimed it had to do with something about cyborgs, and cephalophores — figurines of saints who carried their own heads as martyrs, from medieval and Renaissance art.Would any modern fashion audience get that ancient and obscure art reference? Or cyborgs with severed heads? Or does it instead have to do with Islam? The Left won’t directly say it. But they will put horrors which attract them right in front of our faces.It is no shocking secret anymore that devoted Muslims of ISIS who read Quran and follow Muhammad have lately been cutting peoples’ heads off, and holding them up and placing them in positions of grotesque display. That context of gory news media imagery is what makes Gucci’s fashion art concept recognizable — instead of just inexplicable.Gucci’s unstated nod to modern Islamic terror is obvious. The Gucci-friendly article about the fashion models carrying their own heads even noted it as “terror-inducing.”Gucci’s display of attraction to terror imagery sends a message that opposing traditional western societal virtue is “cool.” In that sense, they give an approving nod of respect to ISIS beheaders, as rebels against the western system.After all, if the Left did not want to suggest that mental association, then why would Gucci so obviously risk playing around with severed heads? The imagery they chose is what makes people see that association with Islamic murder and butchery.The severed head imagery actually began in the prior year, with leftist Kathy Griffin, in her infamous photos taken in May 2017, which featured Griffin holding a model of President Donald Trump’s head dripping with blood.So Kathy Griffin broke open the wall of taboo against severed head imagery. She breached the limits of how much it could be tolerated by our society. And then the Gucci runway show toned down the bloody gore, to make it accepted as just a new part of our culture.So now because Gucci did it in fashion, Islamic-style beheading imagery became just part of the elite culture scene. ISIS media has competition.But skeptics might protest that Gucci is just signalling, “Look, we are so edgy and fashionable.” After all, there can be a childlike drive to want to shock the adults, without really having a barbarous ideology of murder about it.But in fact the fashion designers and beauty marketers have been systematically embracing the Islam-ish market for years. Designers have been marketing upscale hijabs and abayas in London and Paris stores since early 2016. The fashionable Left was said to greet the announcement of those top brand designs “with jubilation.” And it was noted that the collection “could easily appeal to nonbelievers.” Forbes celebrated it as the “smartest move in years.” The Left love this suffocating stuff so much, they don’t want it to be just for oppressed Muslims.Next, hijab was hailed as a “win” for fashion when New York Fashion Week debuted its first all-hijab runway show in September 2016. Hijabs for everybody. What women want to show hair and neck anyway?Then in November 2016, CoverGirl began to feature a hijabi beauty blogger. And very rapidly, the fashionization of Islam became part of the consumer marketing landscape.As far back as March 2017, I reported on Nike’s plan to release a sports hijab. Nike ultimately released its Nike Pro Hijab in December that year—with “moisture-wicking technology and breathable mesh for cool comfort.” Where would sports be, without the ability to breathe.American Eagle came out with a denim hijab in July 2017. No, I can’t explain it either.In January 2018, L’Oréal ran a campaign featuring a hijabi model. By that time, even Muslims began to become annoyed by the trend, which was being denigrated as a “hijab fetish” of product marketing.While Gucci was deep into Islamic imagery during its February 2018 fashion show, it actually came under harsh criticism by the Left — no, not for Islamization — but for using too-white models in cultural appropriation. Gucci was asked, “Could you not find a hijabi model?”Versace, and other luxury brands joined Gucci in the hijab imagery. Around the same time as the Milan show, in February 2018, Macy’s became the first Islamofashionized department store in the United States, with its Verona Collection.In May 2018, H&M released an Islamized clothing line ahead of that year’s Ramadan. The company may have come late to the Islamofashion product market by that time, but they reportedly had used a hijabi model as far back as 2015. So Islam was already long in their culture view.In summer 2018, Gap featured a smiling young girl in a hijab for its back-to-school campaign. So now it is pretty much everybody.Marketing forces normalize things that we should not see as normal. The marketing of oppression is very dangerous. Women in Iran are fighting and risking jail to take off this ridiculous hijab. But the Left with their corporate marketing enablers are up there putting it on our own women here, as a fashion statement._____________________________________________________________
World Hijab Day = More Oppression of WomenBY JOHN GUANDOLO, EX-FBI AGENTrepublished below in full unedited for informational, educational and researchpurposes:Is the hijab a crown on a muslim woman’s head or a cloak of veiled evil known as sharia? “And tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which [necessarily] appears thereof and to wrap [a portion of] their headcovers over their chests and not expose their adornment except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands’ fathers, their sons, their husbands’ sons, their brothers, their brothers’ sons, their sisters’ sons, their women, that which their right hands possess” Koran 24:31February 1, 2019 is World Hijab Day. Women all over the world will hail sharia and let Islamic propaganda sensationalize the oppression of women.This event is sold as an opportunity for non-muslim women to “experience the hijab.”This event is not about celebrating a headscarf as a fashion accessory and an “expression of religious freedom.” Wearing the hijab is an obligation under sharia, which is barbaric foreign law and a “complete way of life” for muslims.Under Islamic Law (sharia) muslim women and little girls are forced to cover themselves with burkas, niqabs, and hijabs to distinguish muslim women/girls from “unbelievers” and sex-slaves, and to prevent men from becoming sexually aroused and raping them.Islam teaches that if a muslim man rapes a woman, it is because she did not cover the curves of her body, thus causing lust in the man. Therefore, according to Islam, when a woman is raped, it is her fault.The hijab does not represent “purity” as many Muslim exclaim, but is a sign of oppression and slavery.
In the past few years public schools in several states including Florida, California, Arizona, Texas, Illinois, New York, and Missouri have already celebrated Hijab Day.A group called the Christian Action Network attempted to end public schools from participating in World Hijab Day, but, sadly, participation in Hijab Day is growing.Is your local school district participating in World Hijab Day?World Hijab Day is all about normalizing sharia acceptance at the local level in areas where sharia is not the law of the land. This means normalizing a barbaric, brutal, vicious and oppressive system.It is lawful in Islam/sharia for women to be punished for not wearing the hijab, and many women have been beaten and killed because of it.Members of the designated terrorist group Hamas force women in Gaza to wear hijabs while Hamas terrorists doing business as the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) in the U.S. and their Muslim Brotherhood partners at the Muslim Students Association (MSA) – over 800 chapters in the U.S. – are sponsoring World Hijab Day.KNOW THE FACTS and understand sharia! Educate your community of the reality of what a hijab means. It is not a soft pretty fabric to guard a woman’s hair from the sun, but a mean to distinguish muslim women from unbelievers and slaves and guard them from being victims of sexual attacks.The #MeToo movement says its purpose is to fight sexual harassment, but the battles they choose are blurred by political agendas, and they never seem to pull back the curtain on the way Islam treats women.It is imperative to speak bold truth about the totalitarian ideology that is Islam and its doctrine sharia, which comes from the Koran and the example of Islam’s prophet Mohammad – who, incidentally condoned sex slaves, beating wives, and who married a six year old girl, consummating the “marriage” when she was nine (9) years old.Why would anyone participate in World Hijab Day?UTT encourages all of you to consider our operating guideline: Speak truth boldly in love to defend liberty of all people.