October 23, 2006, - 10:07 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Today is part of the three-day feast ending Ramadan, known as Eid Al-Fitr. It started yesterday in some places, not until Tuesday for others, depending upon when your imam believes there was a “moon-sighting.”
And Muslims all around the world have their own unique ways of celebrating. In Dearbornistan, the kiddies have the day off from school. In Detroitistan, the Detroit Free Press told us that it’s now “hip” to don the hijab, in a cover story of its “Twist” women’s magazine insert in the Sunday paper (see pictures in the article). That’s right–symbols of oppression are now “hip” to a women’s mag that would never call a nun’s habit or religious Jewish and Christian garb “hip.” (The covermodel, Sarah Hekmati’s own Iranian-born family even felt she was regressing back to the stone age, donning the hijab as some sort of counter-rebellion.)
And in Indonesia, the government is releasing terrorist mass-murderers in honor of Eid Al-Fitr. To repeat: in honor of Eid Al-Fitr, Indonesia–home to the world’s largest Muslim population–is releasing two of the Bali bombers to freedom. Happy Eid Al-Fitr, world! Yet again, the “Religion of Peace” is celebrating one of its holidays by freeing mass murderers. And not a peep from the “Islam is Peace” crowd.
If terrorists are just a lonely group that hijacked a “peaceful” religion, then why is the Muslim-dominated government of the globe’s largest Muslim population releasing those that “hijacked” their religion to freedom as a celebration of one of their religion’s most important–if not the most important–holidays?
Just asking. Not holding our breaths for an answer. We’ll never get one.
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