Why were protesters wearing hijabs?

Women’s March protesters in Washington on Jan. 21. (Photo posted at Cheri Berens blog)

Women’s March protesters in Washington on Jan. 21. (Photo posted at Cheri Berens blog)

WND, by Garth Kant, January 25, 2016:

WASHINGTON – They gathered by the thousands to watch history on television.

They cheered wildly when President Trump said in his inaugural address that the U.S. will eradicate radical Islamic terrorism from the face of the earth.

The next day, they looked on in shock and horror at the violent protests in the streets. They were even more horrified when they saw American women wearing hijabs, Muslim headscarves worn as a sign of piety.

But this wasn’t Kansas. It wasn’t even the Midwest. It was the Middle East.

Cairo, Egypt. Home to tens of millions of devout Muslims.

Cheri Berens saw it first hand.

From her vantage point, “The entire coffee shop gasped in disbelief at the vision of American women donning the headscarf.”

Berens is an American who has lived in Cairo for years working as a researcher for the Egyptian Ministry of Culture. She witnessed the violence that preceded the takeover of the country by the radical Muslim Brotherhood and the counter-revolution that removed it from power.

Berens is an American who has lived in Cairo for years working as a researcher for the Egyptian Ministry of Culture. She witnessed the violence that preceded the takeover of the country by the radical Muslim Brotherhood and the counter-revolution that removed it from power.

(Photo: Twitter screenshot posted at Cheri Berens blog)

(Photo: Twitter screenshot posted at Cheri Berens blog)

Berens is author of “Cheri’s Memoir: An American Woman Living in Egypt” and is working on her next book, “The Cultural History of Egypt.”

And, in an essay on her blog titled “Women’s March to Islam?” she chronicled how for everyday Egyptians watching on television, packed into “every coffee shop in Cairo that had a satellite dish,” the scenes in the streets of Washington, D.C., were disturbingly familiar.

They recognized the same methods the Muslim Brotherhood used for decades to finally seize control in Egypt playing out in the American capital.

“First we saw protesters smashing windows and torching cars,” wrote Berens.

“Hushed murmuring began around me as every single Egyptian in the coffee shop could be heard saying the words: ‘Muslim Brotherhood.’”

She observed: “The images we were watching could have been taken right from a street in Egypt. It is exactly what we had experienced on a daily basis for more than a year.”

While the violence stunned the Egyptians, it was American women wearing hijabs that evoked agitation and even anger.

“We have been fighting to remove the headscarf. Why are these the stupid women putting them on?” asked an Egyptian woman within earshot of Berens.

Indeed, it is a question many have asked: Why would American women, and even the homosexual community, make common cause with those who would strip them of their rights and civil liberties?

Indeed, it is a question many have asked: Why would American women, and even the homosexual community, make common cause with those who would strip them of their rights and civil liberties?

WND put that question to former U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., who once introduced legislation to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization and who observed that the question of why collaboration occurs among disparate causes comes up often.

“People understand Islam abhors homosexuality, yet they often join forces in protests with gay activists,” she told WND. “The answer is simple, Black Lives Matters, the gay agenda, as well as Islamic supremacism, all seek domination over American freedoms.”

Still, why collaborate?

“They cannot reach their aims separately, but they can realize the fall of individual liberties if they work together. Once liberties fall, the groups break with each other in a race to impose their particular views on the American populace,” Bachmann explained.

“Causing liberties to fall is a long-term project, and they will use whatever allies they can get to realize that phase of their goals,” she concluded.

That strategy seemed apparent in what Berens observed.

Berens remarked how no one would ever think of damaging someone’s car or business before 2012, the year the Muslim Brotherhood took power in Egypt.

But after that, “mobs of Muslim brotherhood would ‘protest’ in the streets, ripping apart public and private property and disabling normal activity – just as we were now watching on TV.”

“Some of the ‘protesters’ even covered their faces in the exact same way the Muslim brotherhood do.”

Making Egyptians even more uneasy was seeing police reduced to what Berens called a quasi-helpless state.

“Again the words ‘Muslim Brotherhood’ were mumbled throughout the coffee shop. The Muslim Brotherhood had disabled our police force via accusations of police brutality long before the violent protest began.”

She explained: “Via a well-calculated program of propaganda and lies, they were able to make the police force impotent. Police became afraid to stop the protest for fear of being accused brutality.”

Egyptians have experienced their own version of what’s come to be called the “Ferguson effect” and the epidemic of police shootings last summer in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests.

“During the last two weeks, 29 police officers have been killed in Egypt,” observed Berens. “Once the Muslim Brotherhood put this idea of ‘police brutality’ into place, police offers became fair game and are killed on a regular basis. Before 2012, killing a police officer was absolutely unheard of.”

Berens detected Muslim Brotherhood influence among the Washington protesters and rioters, and one facet may help explain how something many Egyptians consider a sign of oppression, the hijab, became a trendy accessory for some American women during their march.

One of the four main organizers of Saturday’s Women’s March was Linda Sarsour, a pro-Palestine Muslim activist who supports Shariah law, the strict Islamic code that renders women thoroughly subservient to men.

Sarsour worked with the Obama administration as what they called a “Champion of Change” and was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention.

She also is affiliated with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, an un-indicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing case. Sarsour was seen recently posing for photos at a Muslim convention in Chicago with an accused financier for the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.

Berens said the Egyptians with whom she watched the protests were bewildered by the explanation offered on television that the women were marching for civil rights.

“The women in the coffee shop shook their heads and asked, ‘Rights? The headscarf will take away your rights!’ one young woman shouted at the TV.”

Berens recounted how the grand mufti of al-Ahzar, the highest authority in Sunni Islam, has ruled that the headscarf is not a religious requirement. She said that is well known to anyone who has read the Quran or studied Islam.

“And here, in front of our eyes, were non-Muslim, American women donning the headscarf!”

“In Muslim countries such as Egypt,” she continued, “women who do not wear a headscarf are often sexually harassed or attacked. They are beaten; they are raped; and sometimes, they are killed.”

“In 2012, when the Muslim Brotherhood took power, there were several attacks on Christian women on trains. They were grabbed, their hair chopped off, they were pushed off fast-moving trains. They were told they must wear headscarf – even though they are not Muslim.”

Berens stated plainly, “Any country in which the headscarf is imposed, women always suffer from abuses and restrictions.”

That included, she said, the law imposed by ISIS in al-Qaida in Syria against women sitting in chairs, because it will stimulate them and make them “go out of control with lust.” Out of the same fear, women in certain areas of the Sudan are barred from wearing pants.

“In most Muslim communities,” Berens observed, “even Muslim communities in America, the headscarf eventually leads to the full veil, because the headscarf leads to the belief that women easily become sexually ‘out of control,’ or they become too ‘tempting.’”

Berens said that is what American women should be protesting.

And she made a bold declaration: “This ‘women’s march’ wasn’t about Trump. Trump is being used as a scapegoat for the Muslim agenda.”

It was her research that led her to such a stark conclusion.

“I follow more than 100 Muslim Brotherhood groups in America and also several of their most powerful activists. They were all promoting this Women’s March.”

She then used a phrase more often associated with the previous president: “The activists, who call themselves ‘community organizers,’ targeted African-Americans and Hispanics, but even more heavily targeted was the LBGT community, pro-choice groups, and vulnerable university students.”

Berens echoed Bachmann’s observations about groups that would otherwise seem to be natural enemies coming together for a common cause.

She noted that “Muslims despise homosexuals” and that homosexuality is punishable by death in Islam, yet the Muslim organizations promoting the event targeted the LBGT community and claimed to promote their rights.

The author said that was done to enlist their aid, as Muslims have done with Christian and Jewish groups in attacking so-called “Islamophobia.”

Berens said the Muslims targeted pro-choice American women for the same reason, despite the fact that “abortions are illegal in Islam and no Muslim woman would dare have one.”

She warned: “They want American women to have abortions. They want the non-Muslim population to be stagnant while the their Muslim population grows. Numbers mean power.”

Berens also noted that the Muslim Student Association targeted students throughout the United States to go to the march.

“They have their finger on the pulse of the ‘gender identity crisis.’ They want American youth to be confused and frozen. They want American youth to be non-productive beings obsessed with their ‘civil right’ to a ‘safe space’ and ‘time outs.’”

That, she suggested, was the radical Muslims’ endgame.

“They want a young male population that is weakened, or with confused female tendencies, whether real, imagined or transgendered. They want to confuse the American youth so they are helpless and unable to fight. They want to oppress the women and weaken the men.”

And to that end, Berens maintains, subversive Muslims are employing misdirection.

“Most Americans have been focused on the stupidity of some of the goings on at the Women’s March instead of the deviousness of it. They want you distracted so that you won’t see what is really happening behind the scenes.”

And who does Berens blame for all the misinformation about the radical Muslims’ true intentions?

The American media.

She concluded with a revelation and a stark warning.

“Very powerful Muslim Brotherhood organizations helped organize and promote this event targeting very specific groups. And, starting in 1962, the Muslim Brotherhood placed very powerful people in the media profession to co-opt the media.”

And, a footnote, in case one would wonder: Why would Muslims in one of the most Islamic nations in the world erupt in cheers at President Trump’s promise to wipe out radical Islamic terrorism?

Berens made an observation that revealed some Americans might have more in common with the average Egyptian than they realize.

“We here in Egypt have experienced many terror attacks and all of us have experienced the death of a friend or family member who were members of the Army and who fight ISIS on a daily basis.”

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3 thoughts on “Why were protesters wearing hijabs?

  1. Women’s Marches Against Trump

    On January 21, some women’s rights groups organized “Women’s Marches” in many cities across the Unites States and around the world. The rallies largely targeted recently-inaugurated U.S. President Donald John Trump.

    One of the most prominent organizers of “Women’s Marches” is Linda Sarsour who is the head of the Arab American Association of New York and an Obama White House “Champion of Change,” who spoke at last month’s 15th annual convention of the Muslim American Society and Islamic Circle of North America.

    Linda Sarsour is very active on Twitter. She is pro Sharia law and a couple of her tweets even have a seditious tone to them where she glorifies Sharia law and hints at it taking over America whereby Americans will have interest free loans.

    The reasons why Linda Sarsour is one of the instigators are:
    DJ Trump declared he will only allow Muslims coming into the USA after they are fully vetted
    DJ Trump has declared TOTAL war against ISIS. No holds barred
    DJ Trump has promised to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the capital of Israel

    As far as Linda Sarsour is concerned DJ Trump is the enemy of Islam obviously and conveniently forgetting that Muslims and Islam are the enemies of EVERY human being on Earth who is not a Muslim called Kuffar/ Infidels (currently 80% of none Muslim humanity). In fact Muslims had been active warring enemies of the American Republic since 1776.

    As a Muslima, Linda Sarsour suffers from the debilitating mental disease that plagues ALL Muslim called “Blame the Victim” Syndrome.

    Dear Americans not a SINGLE female among the hundreds of thousands demonstrating against President Trump at the behest of Linda Sarsour and others has two brain cells of logic because under Sharia EVERY female on Earth is just one little step higher up the ladder of evolution than Domestic Animals.

    There were many speakers and participants. There was Madonna who wished she could blow up the White House. Another was the actress Ashley Judd who read a poem in Washington D.C. that asked why “tampons are taxed when Viagra and Rogaine are not”.

    While Madonna and Ms Judd talked about their distressing erroneously perceived tragedy, thousands of Yazidi women, girls and children were being forced into sexual slavery in Iraq and Syria at the hands of Islamic State (ISIS), and available for purchase at sex-slave markets.

    Dear Infidels/ Kuffar, please be aware that Linda Sarsour wears the hijab and is attired in the Islamic manner and on several occasions in pictures and on Twitter she raises her index finger as a sign of TAWHEED (Allah is one) of ISIS . This means that Linda Sarsour is fully SHARIA Compliant.

    Since she is Sharia compliant, Linda Sarsour therefore is FORBIDDEN from ever being loyal to the American Constitution because it is not from Allah’s Sharia nor to none Muslim Americans (called Kuffar/ Infidels; 97% of Americans)

    Furthermore, since most probably at least 90% of those demonstrating around the world are NOT Muslims but are Infidels/ Kuffar, they are therefore supporting the Muslima Linda Sarsour and Islam the very enemies of ALL none Muslim humanity; their own mortal enemies.

    There are pictures of Western women condemning Trump’s alleged misogyny in association with females in hijab declaring their Islam, the very NEMESIS of women’s rights. These female demonstrators are the usual clueless Useful Idiots who are available at the drop of a hat in their hundreds of thousands to fall over the cliff like lemmings the instant the objective is vilifying males.

    These alleged ‘feminists’ are literally aiding and abetting the very organizations in the USA and outside that would replace Western Civilization with either leftist fascism or Islamic Sharia. Not a single female amongst them could actually articulate the purpose of their ‘movement’ in any coherent and rational manner.

    The greatest tragedy of all is the fact that there is not a single prime time TV station to bring these leaders to the show and debate them because almost the entirety of the American media is itself either clueless about Islam or in lock step with it.

    Ladies and gentlemen, I have repeatedly asserted that the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse of Muhammadan Islam are called: Knowledge! Knowledge! Knowledge! & Knowledge!

    Because the worst nightmare of Muslims is to DEBATE someone who knows Islam better than they do and who can literally pulverise any and all of their arguments.

    For most of the last fifty years, so called ‘feminists’ wilfully and unconscionably IGNORED the plight of millions of young Muslim girls who suffer Genital Mutilation and or early arranged marriages to much older men. These ‘feminists’ are BRAVE burning their bras, their underwear and declaring their agenda ONLY in Western democracies knowing full well that they are safe.

    These women are ‘feminists’ only in their warped and cowardly minds because in reality they NEVER stood up to be counted in support of at least 750,000,000 OPPRESSED Muslim females around the world.

    All their protestations will add to naught because their purpose is IGNOBLE and will not start any meaningful movement.

    Donald J Trump will prove them and ALL his detractors not only Wrong but prove them to have been Intolerant, Immoral and Unjust.

    IQ al Rassooli
    Kafir & Proud!
    MAGA & DTS!

    • Excellent comment. Having read the Qur’an, Hadiths and Umdat Al-Salik makes debating an Islamist apologist child’s play. Quoting a verse or legal consensus usually makes them quite angry. I get blocked on FB and told I shouldn’t read Islamic texts. The 4 horsemen win every time.

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