September 4, 2007, - 2:44 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Detroit’s deceptively-named National Arab American Museum has shown it’s true colors: It’s a Muslim Museum. Not an Arab one.
Sunday, the museum will hold a Muslim fashion show for women, featuring “stylish yet modest clothing.” (A single hair on an ugly woman, if exposed, might turn on the entire Muslim male population with dire consequences, apparently.) But if the museum were truly about Arabs (not Muslims), it would divorce itself from Islamic dress. Most Arabs in America are Christians, and they don’t cover up. (And most Muslims in America are NOT Arabs).
To crib off of a Jay Leno joke, here are the likely designers featured at the “fashion show”:
* Anti-Christian Dior;
* Donna Koran (not to be confused with Evil Zionist Donna Karan);
* Khomeini Klein (not to be confused with Evil Zionist Calvin); and
* Jihadi Armani.
The Muslim fashion show is emblematic of the Islamist nature of the Museum. Sure, most of the exhibits (in addition to the Anti-Israel wing and temporary anti-Semitic exhibits) are of Christian Arab-Americans who are mainstream in American life, like Doug Flutie and Jamie Farr. But they are using the Christians’ images to make us think that the Muslims–who run and control the Museum–are the same as Flutie and Farr. They ain’t. It’s pure propaganda.
In fact, one of the Arab Americans featured in the museum is Erin Brockovich attorney, the late Edward Masry. But, as I’ve written, unlike the museum’s message, Masry–a Syrian Christian–was pro-Israel. He told a newspaper:
My father was a Christian from Syria who came to the United States in 1912 because of repression in his native country. He was one of the first to give money to Israel in 1948. His sympathies were pro-Zionist, not pro-Arab.
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