Egypt’s new Muslim Brotherhood rulers are certainly wasting no time in their Islamization program. Shortly after taking control of much of the media and intimidating the rest, Egyptian female newscasters are now donning the Hijab.
The anchor, Fatma Nabil, wearing a dark suit coat and an off-white hijab that covered her hair and neck, presented headlines at noon on Channel 1, one of several television stations operated by the state. Veiled women have been presenting the news for years on private satellite television here, including Ms. Nabil, who previously worked for the Brotherhood’s satellite station, Misr 25. Her appearance on Channel 1 was announced Saturday by the newly appointed information minister, Salah Abdel-Maqsoud, a Brotherhood member, who told an interviewer that Ms. Nabil’s wearing of the hijab would represent the “enforcement of the principle of justice in the field of media,” in the spirit of the Egyptian revolution.
For those still relying on New York Times translations, “Justice” means Islamic law which is the only form of justice that Islamists recognize.
Once the “Principle of Justice” that requires women to be designated as property through a Hijab has been “enforced” in the field of media, it will enforced in other fields as well, until it is mandatory for every woman in Egypt. And then after that the ” “enforcement of the principle of justice” will require the Burka.
For Obama, the Hijabization of Egypt is a good thing. As he said in Cairo, before helping overthrow Mubarak’s pro-Western regime and replace it with Morsi’s pro-Iranian regime, “That is why there is a mosque in every state in our union, and over 1,200 mosques within our borders. That’s why the United States government has gone to court to protect the right of women and girls to wear the hijab and to punish those who would deny it.”
And blasted France. “Likewise, it is important for Western countries to avoid impeding Muslim citizens from practicing religion as they see fit — for instance, by dictating what clothes a Muslim woman should wear. We can’t disguise hostility towards any religion behind the pretense of liberalism.”
But it’s okay for the Muslim Brotherhood to dictate what women should wear. Just not for France.