Posted BY: Ross Finnegan
Now is the time to juxtapose the reaction to the hijab in Iran with the attitude of the Western left.
For an “improperly” worn hijab, 22-year-old Mahsa Amini was beaten to death, sparking massive protests revealing deep anger against the Iranian regime. A photo showed Hadis Najafi, another 20-year-old, tying her hair into a ponytail before joining the protests. She had filmed herself dancing on a beach, pirouetting with swirling hair, so inflammatory to the mullahs. A spray of bullets felled her. A woman eating in a restaurant without a hijab was arrested.
In striking contrast, the hijab, the symbol of women’s oppression in Iran, is the same piece of cloth the Western left considers “empowering.” Woke companies like American Eagle and Nike hawk hijabs to woke consumers. Nike could not resist virtue-signaling, saying its Nike Pro Hijab would “advance inclusive conversation around hijabs.”