The bromance between leftists and Islam is an odd match-up. Not unlike the subject matter of this post. When you consider the left is extremely pro-gay, anti-patriarchal, and anti-religious, being besties with Islam is a head scratcher. Muslims enjoy throwing gays off roofs, beating their women, and murdering anyone who isn’t down with Allah. Minor differences. None of those things have stopped the left from embracing Islamists and their culture with open arms.
Welcome to Islamic acceptance in America. Next phase is fashion. American Eagle is now in the hijab business. I know what I’m buying for all the ladies in my life this Ramadan:
Has the hijab become as American as Apple and blue jeans?
American Eagle Outfitters thinks so, considering the breakout star of its Fall 2017 campaign is a Somali refugee turned American model sporting a denim hijab.
“Thank you @americaneagle for encouraging young America to follow their passions, express their individuality, and pursue their unique paths,” Halima Aden, 19, wrote in an Instagram post.
“Individuality?” “Unique paths?”
There’s nothing empowering about a religiously-mandated headscarf. Failure to wear a hijab, be it made from denim or goat hair, earns a lady a quick trip to the stoning grounds. It wouldn’t be out of line to say the hijab is a symbol of “following your own unique path.” So long as “that path” leads to slaughtering rainbow-flag waving queers, Jesus Christ super fans, and connoisseurs of pulled pork sandwiches. Oh, and women who have their clits slit.
Let’s be clear: the hijab is a symbol of female submission and conformity. The exact opposite of individualism. Which hasn’t stopped first world feminists from adopting it as a hot new accessory. Ironically they’ve been slow to adopt the black eyes and leg irons. What better way to fight against the evil patriarchy than to adopt the most patriarchal vestment possible. Rather than reject the hijab, feminist-leaning fashion designers have opted to just make it trendy. If you can’t beat them, join them. So other Muhammads and Ahmeds can beat them.
This push from the left to embrace Islam as trendy will only end in heartache. Islam represents everything the left claims to hate: Patriarchy? Check. Homophobia? You bet! Religious fundamentalism? More than you could possibly imagine. Rather than address those issues, why not just make it fashionable? Sounds like leftism.