From Farid Ghadry's Lips to Pelosi's Ears
As a Muslim, I fully understand respect of our religion by visiting US officials and I applaud that respect. Had Speaker Pelosi worn the Hijab inside a Mosque, this would have indicated respect but for Pelosi to wear it on the streets of Damascus all the while she is sitting with the self-imposed Baschar al-Assad who has come to symbolize oppression and one of the reasons why women are forced to wear the Hijab as they turn to religion to express their freedom is a statement of submittal not only to oppression but also to lack of women's rights in the Middle East. Pelosi just reversed the work of the Syrian civil society and those who aspire for women's freedom in the Muslim countries many years back with her visual statement. Her lack of experience of the Middle East is showing.Indeed. And they claim the mantle for women? Human rights? (Don't forget the genocide in Darfur, North Korea, Iran, etc.) Despicable.
Assad could not have been happier because Syrian women, seeing a US official confirming what their husbands, the Imams in the Mosques tell them, and the society at large imposes on them through peer pressure will see in her wearing a Hijab as a confirmation of the societal pressures they are constantly under. No one will ever know how many women took the Hijab on after seeing Pelosi wearing it. [Read the whole letter.]
Update: Gateway Pundit also has a word or two for Ms. Pelosi, or should I say Assad is too busy watching a ball get all over the place which is preferable to the Ms? Gateway Pundit: Pelosi Snubbed... Assad Blows Off Speaker For Soccer Game!
Hat tip: Serendip. Thanks. This was interesting to say the least. I hate Turkey as much as Syria, so that really ties it all in together, eh? LOL.