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Islamophobia is part of the ‘war on terror’ February 16, 2007

Posted by infidelkafirwatch in Uncategorized.
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Every day Jack Straw dresses in a corporate uniform. The only choice is between a grey, black or dark blue suit.

The same Straw attacked Muslim women who wear the veil as demonstrating “a visible statement of separation and difference”.

Leave aside that this might apply to Rastafarians, Sikhs, Orthodox Jews or many teenagers hanging around the town centre of his Blackburn constituency, it shows Straw’s image of “common identity” is one that could target anyone who chooses to challenge a narrow dress code and outlook.

For many Muslim women in Britain and Europe, the decision to wear a veil is not about “internalising oppression”. It is a statement of identity adopted in the face of rising Islamophobia and government demands to step through yet one more hoop to prove you are a “good Muslim”.

Muslim women have been to the fore in the anti-war movement – something that has truly brought people together in common cause and given confidence to Muslim women to speak out. read more

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