If Obama and Kerry were to succeed in their plan to hand over parts of Jerusalem to the PLO, this Hijab ban, which they would oppose if they knew about it, would be history.
The story, like so many untold stories from the Arab and Muslim sector in Jerusalem comes from journalist Khaled Abu Toameh.
Pope Francis was probably unaware that during his visit to Bethlehem earlier this week, a Christian school in east Jerusalem was being attacked by Palestinian families for allegedly banning their daughters from wearing the hijab, the veil that covers the head of Muslim women.
Of course the Palestinian Authority did not tell Pope Francis anything about the smear campaign that was being waged by Muslims against the Rosary Sisters’ School in east Jerusalem.
At the demonstration outside the girls’ school in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina, protesters shouted slogans against the administration and carried placards that read, “No To Racism,” “Hijab Is A Personal Freedom” and “Enough To Racism.”
Some of the protesters pointed out that the hijab had “triumphed in France and Europe” while it was being banned by a school in east Jerusalem.
Other Muslims demanded that the nuns running the school also remove their head covers in return for the ban on the hijab. A school teacher, who also refused to be identified, called for the closure of the school for failing to respect girls wearing the hijab.
Some Muslims went so far as to use derogatory terms to denounce the nuns who are in charge of the school.
Another Palestinian named Rami pointed out that the Rosary Sisters’ School was a private institution that has its own regulations. “Would an Islamic school or college allow a Christian girl to enter its premises without a hijab?” he asked.
Obviously not, but that’s the larger point here. As Arab nationalism has become Islamic supremacism, as it was bound to all along, Islamic law rules.
Under Islam, minorities, religious and otherwise, have to know their place. A Palestinian state means another state of Islamic supremacism and intolerance, along with the accompanying discrimination, violence and terror.
Finally, if a Christian girl wouldn’t be allowed to not wear a Hijab, it clearly is not a “personal freedom”. It’s Islamic authoritarianism.