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Deconstructing Islamophobia--Who Is That Masked Woman?
This is the poster for the conference Brenda was talking about in her column today. (Click it for the full sized version,--it has all the names of the people who think that we shouldn't be Islamophobic.)
But what it represents is a woman in a mask, like a ninja mask (you can achieve the same effect with a black t-shirt over your head--click here for details) or a Ku Klux Klan hood, or the ski-masks worn by serial killers and the IRA.
Why shouldn't we be frightened by someone dressed like that? Here's an example of the fear of fear, by PC enforcer Eric Muller:
February 7, 2008T
his is how fear works: a Raleigh, NC, woman in a burqa goes to the movies, and soon there are rumors of a terrorist attack.
Posted by Eric at February 7, 2008 8:19 AM.
While this turned out to be false alarm, it's a reasonable suspicion--and if you don't want to be suspected, you probably shouldn't be appearing in public in a ninja mask, as worn by a Talliban commander disguising himself as a woman,and by at least one bank robber in Philadelphia.
I said recently that
Apparently the anti-Klan laws intended, not unreasonably, to prevent people from appearing in public in masks, do not apply to Muslim ladies.
Apparently the panic that people are allowed to feel at the least sign of "white racism" doesn't apply either.