When in Dubai: The Kardashians Shop for Burqas

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What, apart from oppressed women, underlies the wearing of the burqa? As Nonie Darwish writes in her must-read, Cruel and Usual Punishment,

Sharia has solved the problem of male sexual temptation not by civilizing the male and teaching him self-restraint and respect for the female body, but by punishing the woman. The female this must mold her life to hide her shame, her body, her awrah. Even in Muslim countries that don’t enforce wearing the hijab, women who don’t cover up are often harassed, ridiculed, or attacked.

In his much-ballyhooed Cairo speech to the Muslim world in 2009, President Obama sided with Islamic fundamentalism against Western freedoms, blaming Western countries for “dictating what clothes a Muslim woman should wear” (ironic, considering that it’s actually Muslim men dictating that), and saying such action constituted “hostility” towards religion “disguised” in “the pretense of liberalism.”

Actually, it is the perpetuation of this oppression in the name of multiculturalism that constitutes “a pretense of liberalism.” Enslaved by this multicultural mindset, Western fashion designers, many of whose designs already reek of hatred toward women, have begun toying with burqa designs. “The burqa is the wardrobe of choice for many Muslim women,” declares ABC News in a repulsive and ridiculous photo series, ignoring the many Muslim women who do not wear it by choice and consigning them to oblivion:

[The burqa] is worn over a woman’s daily clothing, usually covering her from head to toe. Today, the burqa has gone designer, popping up on fashion runways in the West… The designers reportedly say they are aiming their collection at Muslims and non-Muslims. [Emphasis added]

So instead of helping free Muslim women from this cruelly enforced anonymity, “enlightened” Western designers are aiding and abetting their oppression as well as the spread of sharia by hoping the burqa will envelop – literally – non-Muslim women as well.

Regarding the “many Muslim women” who choose to be covered, here is Darwish again:

I have no doubt that many women who wear the nikab by choice are militants who see themselves as holy warriors behind their male jihadists fighting the West to achieve their caliphate… Make no mistake about it, these women are immune to ridicule and contempt and have one focus and one purpose: their absolute defense of Sharia. Such women must never be role models to young American Muslims, but must be regarded as poor souls who don’t realize that they carry the seeds of their own destruction.

Just as Kim Kardashian must never be a role model to young non-Muslim women who now may see a burqa as just another “traditional,” “regional dress.” Kardashian can leave her burqa behind in Dubai, and jet off to the next photo shoot baring a substantial expanse of her assets – or covering up modestly but stylishly, as she wishes. In the West, she has that freedom. For now. Meanwhile the Muslim women she and the media ignored beneath their burqas are left condemned to an existence of punishment and anonymity.

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  • mrbean

    Ah likes dah fine Kardashin wigger womins, cause dey lufs mah chocolate luf hama. Yassah. once dey goes black dey nebaw goes back. Yassah.

    • dsfd

      this is so wrong! people are nikabi so they could cover themselves from men not because there being punished! this thing makes me mad and i seriously dont beleive in this.

  • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

    This article reads like those rabid screeds against sexism that women used to tape to doors at college, except there, sexism and oppression was not the burqa, but the bikini. Hairy, obese lesbians called. They want their stolen outrage back.

    • William

      And considering what the Muslims in Turkey did to the Armenians, ie; (the Armenian holocaust), Kim Kardashian and her mother are emulating the very people who murdered millions of their fellow Armenians back in 1915. Those two are so clueless.

      • ZX12SRT

        so you are saying Kardashian should hate all Muslims because what Turkey did to Armenians???? why not Jews hate all Christians because of what Hitler did to them??? It was the worst thing to do human being, 6 million baked live in the ovens!!!

        • Arius

          The last Caliph, the highest authority in the Islamic world at that time sanctioned the slaughter of the Armenians as a religious duty. It was a jihad. As an Armenian, one of the many peoples mass murdered by Muslims, I hate Islam.

  • taxpayer

    From under which rock did these stupid "broads" crawl? Let's see how long their love affair with these demeaning garments lasts once they return to their reality.

  • Demetrius M

    Stay tuned next week when we'll see Kim in her latest creation, a Yves St.Laurent adorned with a big red swastika.

    • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

      The gum or the paint?

  • mrbean

    Kim Kardashian is famous because of who she slept with. She does not have a specialty or a talent. She does not make a living off of anything but being paid to go to clubs, having reality shows, and having contracts for some companies. They all are making money, but not because they are talented. It's because they literally slept their way to the top.

  • Questions

    "Oooooohh!! Muslim fashion. Way cool. Like, normal is like sooo yesterday."

    I can see millions of young, dumb white American women talking like this and dressing to the Muslim nines like Kim Kardashian. Well, her late old man was part of O.J. Simpson's defense team. So it figures.

    • RosettaStone

      I'm thinking of an old Wendy's commercial showing communist "fashion." "Svimvear," anyone!!!

  • http://www.katherinesands.com kathy

    Wait til the rest of the Hollywood females follow suit in a show of "solidarity".

    • Questions

      Believe me, they won't. Hollywood is far more intelligent than you give it credit for. I can't see, for example, Julianne Moore or Reese Witherspoon dressed in one of those Islamic get-ups.

      • American Thinker

        Julianne Moore supports the Boycott Israel movement.

        • Questions

          If she does, she's a schmuck, but she still isn't about to put on a burqa. Plus, her husband, Bart Freundlich, is Jewish (as is ex-husband John Rubin). How anti-Jewish is that? And she is a brilliant actress.

    • Flowerknife_us

      The cosmetics industry would collapse if that were to happen.

  • xlent

    It is truly a sad state of affairs that we even have to be concerned with the impact on society by the likes of such as the kardflakians. America needs to "get a life".

    • elihew

      America, at one time, had a life. Sadly, it gave it up…

  • tanstaafl

    A proper headline should read "Media Whores Just Love Their Muslim Slave Rags".

  • Laila

    "Not a single news item about this paparazzi moment referenced the impropriety of these two wealthy Western women donning garments that have been designed to enslave women and punish them for the uncontrollable lust they inspire in men by a hint of skin or a glimpse of lips."

    HUH? this women doesn't seem she is forced to wear it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWJRam64dQY&fe

    But niqab is not part of Islamic law, some people just want to wear it and it's traditional in Saudi Arabia, eventhough not all their women wear it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8MROOGba94&fe

  • UCSPanther

    Who cares what these bimbos have to say?

    I don't know how they even got famous. They are just like Paris Hilton: A trio of vapid, obnoxious ditzes that are only known for their appearance and appearing in homemade porno vids. Nothing more.

    Dubai is no more than an ediface, a city built on sand, and a facade to hide a backwards, medieval culture. I would not trade my backwoods trailer for a swanky apartment in Dubai, even if it came with all the world's gold.

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  • 4Islam

    I'm a Muslim female in the U.S. and I wear a headscarf, and often a head to toe covering. I say this with pride. No one forces me to do it either. I do it out of my own free will, and I am definitely not suppressed. It is not any Muslim man I know that makes me feel oppressed. Rather, it is those "so-called" liberals that look at me with a disgusted expression on their faces when I walk into the mall wearing a headscarf and a head to toe covering.

  • THEAK

    none of us muslims are forced to wear hijab, or a burqa. we CHOOSE to do it ourselves cause its part of our religion. islam is an awesome religion. learn about it first, than say TRUE stuff about it.

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  • RosettaStone

    I was thinking more along the line of "stupid bimbos" myself!!! And before anyone says I'm being sexist (an interesting charge considering the subject at hand), I am a proud woman who makes her own decisions. Stupid bimbos are as stupid bimbos "does."