5 thoughts on “Harsh Image; Harsher comment

  1. A ridiculous get-up, to be sure. But religious eccentricity aside, I think we can support the right of a person to dress like an idiot unless it contravenes some law of general application. I’m reminded of the Salafi woman who sued Florida, and lost, because she wanted to be masked, ie. niqab, when her drivers’ license photo was taken. In that case, the woman’s quackery reasonably should give way to the state’s interest in clear identification on a drivers’ license. But if she otherwise chooses to wear a black tent over her entire body when outdoors, why should the law object?

  2. Tony, no argument. I don’t believe the law should object, within certain parameters. But I think it should be highlighted that the law should not require it. Certain communities of interpretation may desire it, but it is not a universal edict.
    BTW, did you try to comment on something else recently? I got a corrupt email with your address, and have been meaning to follow-up.

  3. I did re your post on the DOJ’s failures that you believe have not been covered widely in the press. I asked for particular examples of the cases to which you were referring.
    BTW, Ramadan Mubarak (belatedly).

  4. People should be allowed to dress like idiots if they want. What angered me is her justification. From the article, her words:

    “I wear the veil because it is a law,” she said. “It is an obligation of my faith.”

    It’s not.

  5. (CAIR)Council on American-Islamic Relations, say’s Hate hurts.
    Having Your throat cut hurts,
    having your head cut off hurts,
    bleeding to death hurts, being killed by a bomb hurts, being raped hurts, being beat hurts…you fucking cunts.
    You need to be bitch slaped untill your blind. You Muslim males are pathetic.
    This fammily just murdered by Muslims, feb 2005 in New Jersey usa.
    Shortly after the murders, members of the Egyptian consulate went to visit the family to encourage them to keep
    quiet. And many family members have obeyed, saying nothing to reporters or anyone else. However, two family
    members and another Copt viewed the bodies at the funeral home. One of these eyewitnesses said that he clearly saw
    that the family members had not suffered “stab wounds to the throat,” as the prosecutor’s report states, but
    rather the following:
    A. Both adults, Hossam and Amal, had a horizontal slit across the throat. Below the slit, on the left, right and
    middle of the throat were three holes, big enough so that one could place a finger in each hole. According to the
    eyewitness, it was as if the assailant(s) took a knife and turned it repeatedly in a circular fashion, as if to
    screw holes into the victims’ necks.
    B. The two young girls, Sylvia (15) and Monica (8), also had a horizontal slits in their throats, along with two
    holes bored below the slits, one on the right and one on the left sides of their necks. The holes were similar to
    those on their parents’ necks.
    C. The eyewitness said although the bodies of the victims were all covered, he was able to see the arms of the
    little girl Monica. Although the tattoo of the cross inside Monica’s wrist was not defaced, he saw that her wrists
    were cut. He was not able to see the wrists of the other victims to see if the crosses on their wrists were
    D. Though the family wants to reserve judgment until the results of the case are released, they did say that the
    way the four family members were bound and gagged and the way their throats were slit with holes carved is similar
    to executions that are shown on al-Jazeera. The American public is not aware of this because the details of the
    executions are not often described in news accounts.
    Amal Garas’s father said that (contrary to many news reports and CAIR’s press release) none of the family’s
    jewelry was taken, and that Amal owned some quite expensive pieces that were not touched. At the time of her
    murder, Amal was wearing a ring worth $3,500 that was not taken

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