Tag Archives: Chador

Masked Muslim Woman In Chador Threatens Bus!

The masked Muslim raider boarded the bus cleverly disguised behind her chador and awaiting an opportunity to sneak up behind the bus driver and say, “boo!” A Muslim family in the liberal city of Copenhagen was shocked when a bus driver refused to continue driving unless the mother who was wearing a traditional headscarf got off the bus. Houria Nouioua was told by the young bus driver that she could not travel on his bus because she was wearing a niqab- a traditional Muslim veil that covers the face. He said the rules of the bus company forbid anyone to ride on the bus if he or she was masked. The bus remained stationary for about 15 minutes as even passengers berated the bus driver for his insensitivity and irrational behavior.

The bus driver said he was told masks were forbidden and the woman wore a mask. I assume he also believes that criminals take their children with them when getting ready to hold up a bus.

Turkish Muslim Women Abandoning Chador For Turban

A new study of Turkish women done by Tarhan Erdem for Millyet shows only a minor rise during the past four years in the number of women who have decided to adopt traditional Muslim head covering. After the religiously conservative Justice an Development Party assumed power, many secular critics warned it would lead to pressure being exerted on secular Muslim women causing them to adopt some form of head covering. The latest figures indicate only a 5% rise in recent years. However, there has ben a 16% rise in the number of Muslim women who are discarding the chador in favor of wearing a turban. According to M.S. Birand, writing in The Turkish Daily News, it simply means “the young prefer the turban to the chador” which indicates it is an example of “fashionable modernization” and has as much significance as women switching from long skirts to mini-skirts. As he notes, “I see no reason to lament over the fact.”

These figures refute hysterical claims by critics of the Justice And Development Party who accused their leaders of attempting to impose strict sharia law upon the Turkish population. At worse, it has led to wearing a turban.