February 1st was World Hijab Day.
In the West, you’re free to cover your head with whatever you want but the notion of any western government propping up something that in many cases is a symbol of oppression, is unsettling.
Officials at the UK’s Foreign Office invited staff to wear hijabs for the day claiming such headscarves symbolized “liberation, respect and security.”
But as western progressives celebrated the regressive hijab, the real heroes were women in Islamic republics who were ripping hijabs from their heads, hoisting them on sticks and even burning them.
Women on Tehran’s busiest streets have gathered to remove their headscarves, loudly protesting the compulsory hijab rule Iran has had in place since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
The hijab is less a religious requirement and more a political statement which sees many buying into Islamism. World Hijab Day is nothing more than a propaganda tool normalizing the objective of Islamists.
If World Hijab Day and its endorsement by many on the left proves anything, it’s that the progressives are backing the wrong Muslims.