Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch recently made headline news when PayPal shut down his ability collect donations on his website because Jihad Watch was named as a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center. After incredible pressure from the conservative press, including Breitbart News, PayPal reversed the decision.
Spencer, who is often called a racist because of his passion for teaching Americans about the dangers of Islamic extremism, has long argued that speaking out against jihadist terrorism isn’t racist because Islam isn’t a race. But one Muslim woman, who claims that after putting on a Hijab, she “magically changed from white to a ‘woman of color’ in an instant,” is having him change his tune — sarcastically speaking.
In a video on Hijabs, the traditional Muslim garb meant to be a spatial partition or curtain between a woman and society, posted by Vox (see below), the outspoken Muslim activist who is always anti – Trump, Linda Sarsour made the amazing discovery that when donning her Hijab, she no longer felt like the person she had been.
Sarsour says in the video below: “When I wasn’t wearing hijab I was just some ordinary white girl from New York City.”
Sarsour, who is actively involved with the Muslim group CAIR, and who is said to have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, said she takes issue with the fact that although she is of Middle Eastern descent, she is classified as white in the United States.
She believes being identified as a person of color “is important in the political climate that we are in,” she says, “because it allows for us to understand where we fit in in the larger political landscape. We fit in with marginalized groups, who oftentimes are other people of color.”
Thus, for her, the Hijab is a way to show her cultural identity. “[The hijab] gives me a visible identity,” she says. “When people ask, ‘What are you?’ at least there’s one thing I don’t have to explain. And it’s a journey towards a spiritual identity that I’m proud of.”
Spencer is unamused, writing sarcastically: “But now I see how it works, courtesy of Linda Sarsour: conversion to Islam, or at least devout observance of Islam, really does change one’s race! It’s magic! Sarsour should help a sister out and call Rachel Dolezal to tell her that all she has to do in order to become a member of her preferred race is don a hijab.”
Nkechi Amare Diallo, commonly known by her previous name Rachel Anne Dolezal, is an American former civil rights activist and former Africana studies instructor.
You can watch “A beginner’s guide to hijab” in the video below:
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