Lessons on the Long Road to Hijab

Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a Judith Friedman Rosen Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum and a CBN News contributor. He is the author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (2013) and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007). 


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This caricature (above), which first appeared on CagleCartoons.com, has been making the rounds on the Arabic blogosphere, and points to how democratic elections are serving to Islamize Egypt: average women enter the ballot box—“overseen” by the Muslim Brotherhood—only to emerge thoroughly veiled, thoroughly Islamized.

Speaking of veils and the Brotherhood, here’s an interesting video of Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser (1956-1970), showing just how much times have changed.

Speaking before a large assembly, Nasser told of how back in 1953 he wanted to cooperate with the Muslim Brotherhood, and met with its leader. (Nasser eventually learned that the only response to the Brotherhood is suppression, not cooperation, a lesson John Kerry and others in the current administration would do well to consider.)

According to Nasser, the very first demand of the Brotherhood leader was for the hijab to return to Egypt, “for every woman walking in the street to wear a headscarf.”

The audience erupted in laughter at this, then, ludicrous demand; one person hollered “Let him wear it!” eliciting more laughter and applause.

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  • oldtimer

    Sadat's great mistake is happening worldwide, including the US.

  • StephenD

    There was an article here last year that showed a University Class Picture in Cairo of young ladies from the 1950's and you'd be hard pressed to tell them apart from any US University of the same era. This picture was juxtaposed to one of today’s students who all are in dessert garb looking like they just came off a camels back. And what is so mind boggling is the reason for it is in Islam, men are not expected to be able to control their base instincts and if a woman exposes herself, however limited, it is her fault for whatever reprobate action the man would take upon her, including rape. What sort of a F**ked up belief system is that?!? Men are no more civilized than rabid dogs and the women are responsible for the behavior of the men. And to be "all inclusive and Multi-Cultural" we let this happen in our society. Well for me, I'd say it is time to tell the truth. Some cultures are not worthy of inclusion. There are societies that will accept this cave dweller mentality…so go there.

    • CurmudgyOne

      Deserves Repeating!:

      There was an article here last year that showed a University Class Picture in Cairo of young ladies from the 1950's and you'd be hard pressed to tell them apart from any US University of the same era. This picture was juxtaposed to one of today’s students who all are in dessert garb looking like they just came off a camels back. And what is so mind boggling is the reason for it is in Islam, men are not expected to be able to control their base instincts and if a woman exposes herself, however limited, it is her fault for whatever reprobate action the man would take upon her, including rape. What sort of a F**ked up belief system is that?!? Men are no more civilized than rabid dogs and the women are responsible for the behavior of the men. And to be "all inclusive and Multi-Cultural" we let this happen in our society. Well for me, I'd say it is time to tell the truth. Some cultures are not worthy of inclusion. There are societies that will accept this cave dweller mentality…so go there.

  • LindaRivera

    Some European females have dyed their blonde hair, black, hoping to be viewed as Muslim, in order to avoid sexual harassment by Muslim males.

    In an area of Paris, France, non-Muslim females are forced to veil in order to escape being gang raped by Muslim males. This is the horror and hell that results when Muslims are imported in large numbers into a non-Muslim country. Freedom and SAFETY are DESTROYED.

    Colonizing Muslims increase their numbers rapidly by having enormous numbers of children thus ensuring their soon future conquest of their host countries.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Hijab? Death rags is a better appellation…………Think on it, all women made
    to disappear behind a black curtain, no wonder Muslim men are crazy and
    live in a bizare world without normal relationships. The nut cases behind this
    should be made to wear the old empty barrel as….."empty
    barrels make the most noise". if they had their way here it would start a
    female revolution and I think women can get testy when told what to do.
    On another point, anyone rapeing anyone I am related to or know would never
    do it again……What the hell is wrong with European men?……………..William

  • Fred Dawes

    Hijab means evil but if fools want it just walk away and get the H-BOMBS OUT.

  • Arnie

    clash of civilization as Huntington described!

  • Lakodaimon

    Now that's news to me! If it's true, you have to admit that the West is through. If Swedes let Muslims in, and then the Muslims start intimidating them into changing their lifestyles, well, it's already all over and there's nothing left to say but RIP to the West.