Beyond the Veil| In Baghdad a pop-up exhibit is designed to warn women that they will burn in hell for adopting the ways of Western women. From the NYTimes
On a raised stage between two shops, four mannequins in Western dress, their blond hair peeking out under colored scarves, stood amid crepe-paper flames. To one side was a banner featuring lust-crazed male ghouls; behind the mannequins, images of eternal suffering.
And at the foot of the stage was a scripture from the mosque.
“Whoever fills his eyes with the forbidden, on judgment day God will fill them with fire.”
These are not images of the Victoria’s Secret Angels, suggesting that even the Amish women of Lancaster, Pa are slut girls in Baghdad.
The representative of the mosque known as Abu Karar said: “This is a small stage to show the punishment of God if they wear these kinds of clothes, showing their breast, their butt, their body.”
In fact, I was accosted on the streets of Brooklyn, preparing to enter the subway with my male friend in the summer of 2009. Wearing a loose fitting halter dress that covered my knees and with no cleavage, the male didn’t speak to me but to my friend, saying that he would take me to the mosque and teach me how to dress.
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