hilarious article: “How Miss USA will push the secret Muslim agenda”

I am a little late in finding this hilarious article. Since the Miss USA, Rima Fakih, happens to be Arab and Muslim many have accused her of many things. A genius work of satire Wajahat Ali writes “How Miss USA will push the secret Muslim agenda”. I highly recommend the read.


Abercrombie & Fitch AGAIN

I found ANOTHER incident concerning Abercrombie & Fitch–Again–for intolerance against a hijabi employee. Man, has it been like two times now? This is ridiculous!

A Muslim college student who worked at a Hollister clothing store at the Hillsdale mall in San Mateo told KTVU Wednesday that she was fired because she wore a traditional head scarf or hijab.

Hani Khan said the store’s human resources department told her she did not fit the company’s “look policy.”

“The lady told me that my hijab was not in compliance with the ‘look policy’ and that they don’t wear any scarves or hats while working,” said Khan. “I told her it was for religious reasons and again she stated it was against their ‘look’ policy.'”


Diam: The Wrapped up French Rapper

Diam, one of France’s most popular artists and rapper dons a hijab in her official music video for “Coeur de Bombe”, as she is newly converted.

here’s the english translation:
Small heart fell … on a bomb.
Small heart fell … and it hurts, it hurts.
Small heart fell … on a bomb.
Small heart fell … and it hurts, it hurts.
Small heart fell … on a bomb.
Small heart fell … and it hurts, it hurts.

It starts with looks,
promises, ‘Yes, but …’, romance of late, sms, emails, walks near the canal,
of waffle, silences.
We divide our scars
Here and there is evidence.
The lips, tongue, heart and slow, dreams, luck, hours of weightlessness.
Raving about the future of nights spent in isolation.
‘It does? ”
‘Not all of then wait darling nan not at once. ”
Cut off from the world, fully in the relationship, you’re my bomb, others were all idiots anyway, it’s not like you’re a pearl You know, you’re rare.
I think ‘I love you’ etc., etc. …

Small heart fell … on a bomb.
Small heart fell … and it hurts, it hurts.
Small heart fell … on a bomb.
Small heart fell … and it hurts, it hurts.
Small heart fell … on a bomb.
Small heart fell … and it hurts, it hurts.

A few months later I moved, it moved.
The clouds hide the storm
we know, it is viewed.
The bomb is quiet,
the woman a little less safe, reflex girl, I want everything faster and much more.
Then the madness resumes soon
but the life BOUSILLE.
And yes, he still must learn to manage routine.
Venus and Mars accuse because his love kills time, but when the time kills love Venus then apologizes.
Feminine passionate, biological clock, Male exceeded psycholoqiques problems.
‘Marriage why wait? Why not going to tell me. ”
‘Nan but wait you can understand dear, this is only eight months. ”
‘And you think about children? And if we become parents?
‘But wait you can understand my love, it is only 3 years.
You’re tainted, you’re too much speed, too sad for me.
My darling, ‘I do not love you’ etc., etc. …

Small heart fell … on a bomb.
Small heart fell … and it hurts, it hurts.
Small heart fell … on a bomb.
Small heart fell … and it hurts, it hurts.
Small heart fell … on a bomb.
Small heart fell … and it hurts, it hurts.

can you imagine the result, rage and tears.
‘Who guards the apartment’ and sharing of furniture? ”
He insults me, lynch me, pulling me even his hat.
is it really true behind the princes, there’s still a toad.
I let the angels answer
and give me strength, because for sure my pretty bomb
revert to type at my door.
I know I say what I dreamed of hearing, he wants children and get married immediately.
He tells me how much struggle and suffering, remembering the two of us in the moonlight searching the great bear.
Barely 3 months after the break, I see him crawling, camping in the rain at the foot of my apartment soaked.

To all the men who drool because the woman is rather boring, but sweet, endearing and possessive.
Do not expect her to go, hold it, marry it, before another bomb did say ‘I love you’ etc., etc. …

Small heart fell … on a bomb.
Small heart fell … and it hurts, it hurts.

I came across a bomb, a bomb such as one rarely sees.
The heart is ‘boom’ and then falls.
On a bomb.
I came across a bomb, a bomb that you speak of children.
The heart is ‘boom’ and then falls.
At a time bomb.

Veiled Threat: The guerrilla graffiti of Princess Hijab

About 5 or 6 years ago I stumbled on Princess Hijab’s myspace. With her[?] art posted without explanation–not that it needed much– I couldn’t help but feel great admiration for the traditional rebel. I couple of months later the myspace was down and I couldn’t find anything about her. Then during a blackout I picked up a BITCH magazine [a feminist magazine] and started to read it. There was a article on Princess Hijab!

In fact, Princess Hijab asserts, her dressing up of billboards is a symbolic act of resistance meanttoreassert a “physical and mental integrity” against what she calls the “visual terrorism” of advertising. Arguing that the human right of expression has been displaced by publicists, advertisers, and the machinery of capitalist, commodified culture, she offers that, “My work explores how something as intimate as the human body has become as distant as a message from your corporate sponsor.”

The message is so unique and powerful from the mere fact that Princess Hijab is actually not even Muslim. The article, which has more details is fantastic, you can read it here.

Princess Hijab’s offical website can be found here as well. The Japanese characters makes me wonder if Princess Hijab is actually Japanese…

To understand Princess Hijab’s art is to question the incongruities of our society. In this era of extreme visual marketing, Princess Hijab explores notions of space and representation, challenging people’s ideas on normative types of representations with the distinctive black veil. Her work is the living example of how symbolist imagery is woven in or out of the social landscape in order to question its motley texture through art.

–Tatiana Soubielle

TSA Tells Muslim Traveler Hijab Now Triggers Security Checks

SEE ALSO: CAIR Responds to ADL Smears (Boston Globe)
CAIR is on record condemning both terror attacks on Israeli civilians and Israeli state terror attacks on Palestinians. Unfortunately, organizations such as the ADL lack a similar track record when it comes to condemning the killing of Palestinian civilians.


TSA Tells Muslim Traveler Hijab Now Triggers Security Checks
Muslim civil rights group seeks confirmation of ‘troubling’ new policy

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/6/2010) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to clarify whether Islamic head scarves, or hijab, will now automatically trigger additional security measures for Muslim travelers.

CAIR made that request after a Muslim woman traveler taking a flight Tuesday fromWashington Dulles International Airport (IAD) to Los Angeles (LAX) reported that TSA personnel first requested that she take off her hijab, then put her through a “humiliating” public full-body pat-down search when she refused. After the pat-down, the Muslim traveler’s luggage, coat, shoes, laptop, and cell phone were searched and tested for bomb-making chemicals.

When the traveler, a resident of Maryland, questioned TSA staff about the way she was being treated, she was allegedly told that a new policy went into effect that morning mandating that “anyone wearing a head scarf must go through this type of search.”

In a letter to TSA Acting Administrator Gale D. RossidesCAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad wrote in part:

“First, I would like to commend you on your efforts to maintain the safety of the travelling public. I would also like to offer the American Muslim community’s cooperation and support in preserving that safety and security…

“If this troubling new policy is indeed in effect, it represents religious profiling in its most egregious form. We respectfully request that you clarify whether Islamic head scarves will now trigger automatic secondary screening for Muslim travelers. If so, does this new policy apply to all those who wear religious head coverings, such as Sikh men, Catholic nuns and orthodox Jewish women, or will it apply exclusively to Muslim travelers? If the issue is concealment of potentially dangerous items, the clothing worn by travelers of all faiths, such as skirts, loose pants and sweatshirts, has more areas to hide items than hijab.”

Awad noted that previous TSA policy placed hijab in the category of “bulky clothing” that would not automatically lead to additional screening. Under previous policy, even if that screening were to take place, it would be carried out in a “private screening location.”

SEE: TSA Adjusts Security Procedures for Bulky Clothing

On Monday, CAIR said new TSA guidelines, under which anyone traveling from or through 13 Muslim-majority nations will be required to go through enhanced screening techniques before boarding flights, amount to religious and ethnic profiling.

In a commentary distributed by CAIR challenging calls for profiling, Awad suggestedsecurity-enhancing alternatives to ineffective religious profiling: “First look at behavior, not at faith or skin color. Then spend what it takes to obtain more bomb-sniffing dogs, to install more sophisticated bomb-detection equipment and to train security personnel in identifying the behavior of real terror suspects.”

SEE: Airport Profiling Hands a Victory to Terrorists

The director of CAIR’s Michigan chapter published a commentary today in the Detroit News in which he wrote: “If we target people simply because of ethnicity or religion, it will not make us safer. And if we compromise our principles, we are fighting against the spirit of the Constitution itself. Either way, our enemies would win, and we all would be the losers.”

SEE: Religious Profiling Won’t Help Anti-Terror Security

A CAIR Spokesperson also debated airport profiling last night on Fox’s ‘O’Reilly Factor.”

SEE: Video: Bill O’Reilly vs. CAIR Spokesman on Profiling

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787,202-744-7726, E-Mail: ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787, 202-341-4171, E-Mail: arubin@cair.com

Towers & Muslims in a Korean Drama and Huffington Post

After a hiatus posting again…

The Korean Drama: You're Beautiful

The Korean Drama sensation “You’re Beautiful” has caught the imagination of millions on TV and via the internet. Within days people all over the world submitted subtitles [including English and Arabic] within hours of the videos being posted on the internet.

The first episode is especially hilarious and has the main character, a soon-to-be-nun, hiding amongst Muslim women in the airport. This may very well be the first time Muslim hijabi women road the k-wave.

You can see the drama for yourself in a plethora of different languages on viikii a great community of volunteers making the world’s media and shows accessible for all.

Also Sadia Ahsanuddin a recent Harvard graduate and New York Times scholar has recently published an article on foreign policy being more globally responsible. Check it out, Traditional Rebel mashAllah.

Additionally, Dubai officially opened the tallest tower in the world. You can read and see the celebration more about it here.

Belgium’s Ozdemir becomes Europe’s first headscarved MP

Turkish origin Mahinur Ozcelik swore in at Belgium’s parliament in Brussels with her headscarf without any crisis, Turkish media reported.

Now if a Muslim country like *cough*Turkey*cough* could let fairy elected headscarf women become congresswomen that would be something.