October 27, 2011, - 2:28 pm

“Islamic Modesty” @ Victoria’s Secret: Dhimmi Lingerie CEO Panders to Sharia

By Debbie Schlussel

Leslie Wexner, gazillionaire founder and CEO  of Limited Brands (which includes Victoria’s Secret, The Limited, Express, and Bath & Body Works), is known to many liberal Jewish organizations and charities as a major donor.  His “Wexner Scholars” are a number of young Jewish liberals he and his handlers are training to take over the Jewish community leadership.  But to those of use who’ve been paying attention (that’s me), Wexner is also a major dhimmi, who’s used his companies to encourage Islamic immigrants and activists in their militance.  At his Columbus, Ohio headquarters and operations, Wexner gives Muslim employees multiple paid breaks for Islamic prayers and given in to their halal demands, turning Columbus into a mecca for Muslim immigrants and Islamic extremism.  And, now, he’s “reaching out” to the Muslim world–to countries that wouldn’t allow him in with an Israeli stamp on his passport, countries that boycott Israel and refuse entry to Israelis.


Victoria’s Secret’s Gulf State Owner, Mohammed Alshaya

The thing is, with sales down in America–and how many overpriced, low-quality bras and panties does any American woman need?–Wexner will rely more and more on the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel Muslim world.  I’ve warned over and over for more than a decade that American corporations will continue to pander to Islam (to our detriment) to get their business.  And this is just another example.  He could have gone into China, instead, but chose the Jew-haters. Wexner’s stores in the Gulf States aren’t even owned by his company because the Muslim world doesn’t allow it, in accordance with sharia.  They make dhimmis like him license the name and products to wealthy sheikhs, and Wexner collects only royalties. And it’s more proof of the lie of “Islamic modesty.”  If Muslim women were truly modest, they wouldn’t need anything sold by Victoria’s Secret and wouldn’t wear it to turn their camel-loving husbands on. But, as with everything regarding Islam, their “modesty” is a complete fraud. It’s just a point of faux-devout snootiness they use to attack the West.  And, as you read this, ask yourself how much money Mohammad Alshaya has given to HAMAS or its supporters.  How much money did he give in zakat (charity required by Islam), and to which extremist mosque, Islamic school, or financier of Al-Qaeda did it go?  You’ll never know, and neither does Leslie Wexner.  Not that he cares.

Limited Brands’ chief executive, Leslie Wexner, faces a perplexing question: Whether or not to install fitting rooms at lingerie boutiques in Saudi Arabia.

“It would be really a very ugly thing if there was any kind of even glimpse of a body,” Mr. Wexner told an audience of investors in New York on Wednesday. No curtains: Instead, “the doors have to go floor to ceiling.”

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Islamic Modesty

Mr. Wexner said he got that advice from Saleh Alshaya, an intern at Limited who is also the nephew of Kuwaiti retail tycoon Mohammed Alshaya. Such local knowledge is critical for Limited, whose brands include lingerie retailer Victoria’s Secret and home-accessory chain Bath & Body Works. The company is concentrating on the Middle East in its early days of international expansion.

All eyes are on Limited’s overseas prospects because of questions about how much steam it has left in the U.S. While the domestic business has shown little sign of slowing, sales per square foot are already back near their 2006 peak, and operating margins are at a record level.

The international potential looks huge, not least because of the brand recognition of Victoria’s Secret in countries where it doesn’t even have a retail presence.

But why the Middle East before China? While many fashion retailers generate huge revenue in the Far East, Mr. Wexner doesn’t want to risk a costly stumble, like those endured by the likes of Gap and Britain’s Marks & Spencer. And Limited has already grown comfortable in the Middle East with operating partner M.H. Alshaya, run by Mohammed Alshaya. Limited announced Wednesday that its first full-scale Victoria’s Secret stores outside North America will include three in the Middle East operated by the Kuwaiti company. On top of running Limited’s Bath & Body Works stores in the region, Alshaya has years of experience operating Aeropostale and H&M stores.

While the franchise arrangement will limit total revenue, it probably won’t undermine Limited’s profitability. At the new Victoria’s Secret stores in the Middle East, for instance, Limited will probably collect royalties equal to a low-double-digit percentage of sales, estimates Nomura’s Paul Lejuez. Given that Alshaya will bear major operating expenses, the revenue should boost Limited’s margins.

Remember this the next time you think of shopping at any of Leslie Wexner’s stores. If you do, you are financing dhimmitude.

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23 Responses

Great article!
If I’m not mistaken, Limited and Victoria’s Secret have a large percentage of their products manufactured by Delta Galil, the Israeli textile giant. Just sayin……

Joey on October 27, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Absolutely hilarious!

    “…wouldn’t wear it to turn their camel-loving husbands on.”

    These camel loving husbands prefer little boys or girls.

    As goes Israel, so goes the World. on October 27, 2011 at 5:58 pm

First off Debbie, good article as usual, second, I love that picture of those two good looking muslim girls sitting in a event somewhat showing off their buttocks as their sitting down (I didn’t mean to get carried away, you see, as a “red-blooded” single American male like myself, those two girls have good looking buttocks). And third, why is this CEO from Victoria Secret pandering to islamic countries in the middle east?

If godforbid sharia law emerges in this country, VS and other chains similar to them would be the very first businesses to no longer exist. And why does Mr. Wexner continue to give his female muslim employees all of these so-called “special treatments”? I am really sick and tired of us in this country doing all of these stupid panderings, our islamic enemies are laughing their asses off whenever we bend our asses towards them.

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on October 27, 2011 at 2:53 pm

many, many german and european jews ignored clear nazi comments and goals and themselves worked for adolf hitler. the man who was leader of the “WORKERS SOCIALIST PEOPLES PARTY OF GERMANY” Sounds very left-wing.

GEORGE SOROS WAS ONE OF THOSE JEWS OF THAT DAY …… AND NOW!

Bill C. on October 27, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Hmm, I see Yvon’s demagoguery comments are erased and I was just about to respond and react to his moronic message(s). Anyway Debbie, you did the right thing by removing Yvon’s comment by absolutely trolling and demagoging this blog like a complete loser.

And Bill C., we all know that George Soros is a “kapo”! Had this been during the WWII era, he would’ve worked for the Nazi party and sold DS’s ancestors to Hitler and the nazis and let the poor folsk eradicate in the gas chambers!

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on October 27, 2011 at 3:04 pm

The picture is sooooo funny.

Tanstaafl on October 27, 2011 at 3:07 pm

This week is chock-a-block full of irony! It’s delicious but then makes one kinda sick once ingested. This story is an apt example of the funny (but not so funny) irony zeitgeist.

It’s funny. I am really seeing how PC-ified we are in America because whenever I make a point about the Moooslims these days (and we have the trial of Mehanna starting today. His dopey brother screaming to anyone who will listen about his bro’s first amendment rights!) I first (more often than not) have to break down the wall of a) Not all Mooooooslims are bad. or b) every type of people in the world have been bad at one time. Both are always from people who know jacksh** about Islam. Or all the havoc the Moooooslims are raising. Facts don’t matter to the uninformed.

So we have this story (with that great photo reminding us of Moooooooslim modesty!), the Occupados going totally hypocritical and ironic with their drums, foodfights with the homeless and finance committee argy-bargies (fights). It’s just all too much. :P

Oh, and in Upton Mass., a permit for a “rosary rally” was denied by an Upton selectman due to religious reasons. I am so very sure that if the group were Mooooooooooslims, the selctman and town would furnish them with NEW prayer rugs along with a gleeming permit.

It never ends. Irony uber alles!!

Skunky on October 27, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Another dhimmi idiot selling schmattis.

Occam's Tool on October 27, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Burqas with built in push up bras? Roflmao!

Habib Akbarovich on October 27, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Every time Debbie posts that picture proving that Muslim women are really just sharmutas, despite their pretended “modesty,” the Muslims go unhinged with their comments.

Right now at Catholic University, the Muslim students (mostly Saudis) are upset that the Catholic Church “refuses” to provide them with prayer rooms because they have to pray in front of crucifixes in empty classrooms. They are also suing because they want a Muslim Student Association and are unhappy with having an Arab American club open to Muslims and Christians. http://www.cuatower.com/news/2011/10/20/university-accused-of-discriminating-against-muslims/

If we do not fight back and instead give into their whims, they take it as a victory and keep pushing for more.

John M on October 27, 2011 at 3:22 pm

I too am curious to why he did not push into China or Greater Asia. But having said that, my brother works in the consulting industry and the truth is you have to go where the money is. I have met many Gulf Arab businessmen (as well as a fair share of Syrian/Lebanese businessmen) and the truth is the share many of the same visions our business leaders here share and that is expanding into untapped markets.

I see no problem with them expanding in the ME. I mean lets be honest Victoria Secrets stores in the Middle East are not going to be the thing thats going to bring us down. Our crushing debt, flood of illegal immigrants (mainly from China and Mexico), and the lack of any real focus in our government is whats going to screw us unfortunately.

Truth is its a financial decision. They have burgeoning economies that our companies can utilize, and at the same time their economies can benefit from our knowledge.

Jason Hains on October 27, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Jason, are you for real? Your whole post screams that you have no understanding of Islam. Or that you’re a dhimmi.

    Really, if you read this site, I would hope you would at least understand the fundamentals.

    DS is NOT gonna waste our time with stupid fluff. That’s what the other sites are for. Get with it.

    Skunky on October 27, 2011 at 9:07 pm

@ Sean R. You might want to try to put your libido in check, there. Commenting on burqua-women’s “buttocks” is like someone saying that “sure, the 9-11 muslim terrorists are evil, but they’re ruggedly handsome!” Who cares? Why would someone say that? And don’t forget while you’re focused on their butts, even the women could very well be strapping on a bomb belt. muslims have no qualms about sacrificing their women and children in the furthering of their evil cult.

Secondly, Victoria’s Secret wouldn’t be “the first to go under sharia” – they’re opening in sharia countries right now. muslim women can and do wear regular western fashion under their burquas, they’re just not allowed to show themselves outside of their homes or in front of non-family-member males.

In the home they can dress as sexy as they want to please their husbands.

DS_ROCKS! on October 27, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    You got a point there DS_Rocks, sometimes some of us males may focus on their physical beauty, but at the sametime they can have shady behavior (ie, Rima Fakih/Miss Hezbollah USA, yes she’s very beautiful looking, but Debbie to her own credit exposed her for the fraud she is, by supporting hezbollah and hamas), etc. To you’re second paragraph, I’ll be honest with you, I was sorta ignorant that they were opening up Victoria Secret chain-stores in muslim countries in the ME. The females may wear VS clothing, but they cover it all up by wearing the burka whenever they came out doors into the general population!

    “A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

    Sean R. on October 27, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Go get them girl. Well written and well done. Islam is a cult of hypocresy and Teqeyyah. They are the biggets whoress in the world. They talk about nothing but sex and not having enough of it.

Did I tell you a Woman went to Muhammad and asked him for a divorce from his cousin. Why??? What he has is like a worn out cloth/ I want to remarry Muhammad Ibn Kaab el Qarazy.

G. R. SCHAROUBIM on October 28, 2011 at 9:13 am

What’s next, “edible” panties & bras, [in goat & camel flavors]of course.

Dansmith1954 on October 28, 2011 at 9:51 am

you are correct. v/s is totally overpriced K-rap. so, he’s going where the money is.

bikerrich on October 28, 2011 at 10:45 am

Wexner is a conservative NOT a liberal!!

Wally on October 28, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Wexner is just another traitor to his own people.

BTW: Might want to avoid sunglasses and other such stuff from a company called The Rudy Project. Why? This Italian company, which is expanding in the US, sells directly to Iran.

Here is their Iranian website:

http://www.rudyproject.ir/content-products.html

Some of Rudy Project’s gear certainly has military applications, so when you buy a pair of Rudy Project shades, you’re helping genocidal maniacs.

adam on October 28, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Great post Debbie on this issue. I would like to add a little perspective. The Saudis (and other Mid-East countries) are not against VS and other lingerie manufactures per se. Indeed, late last year when I was in Riyadh, I saw the latest western ladies’ fashions openly displayed for sale in the largest markets around (dresses and lingerie). The women are more than willing to wear the stuff beneath the niqabs or in the privacy of the home; and by and large the men are more than willing to let them, just as long as the niqab is on when they are out in public. Thus, the guy making the comment that VS would be out of business in a Muslim country is not accurate; they would thrive (and hence why market into Muslim countries).

And by the way, if you look carefully at niqab covered women in Saudi Arabia, you see their eyes are beautifully done (but don’t stare… their men will get very angry); moreover, oftentimes the niqabs are about three inches from the ground, showing off their high heels and nicely pedicured feet. One of the more humorous things I saw was on a plane ride out of Riyadh going into Kuwait, where I watched some of these women strip off these niqabs right in the cabin (they didn’t even go into the lavatory) and lo and behold… beneath was the latest in western wear, from tight jeans to low cut blouses.

I think the issue of the niqab, hijab, and other forms of “modesty” dress for Islamic women is misunderstood, even largely in Muslim countries. Originally it was not about protecting a woman’s modesty. Instead, it was about shielding her from the eyes of envious men who, because of their envy, may desire to kill her husband and steal her for himself. Early Islamic literature is replete with accounts of such incidents, such as Khalid bin al-Walid judicially killing a Muslim tribal chief during the Apostates War so he could steal his beautiful wife. Thus, it was about protecting men; after all, Islam is a man-centered ideology. In this sense, I don’t see lingerie as being hypocritical re Muslim “modesty.” But at the same time, like you, I think Muslim “modesty” is a load of hokum foisted on others to ramrod their own agenda when it suits them, because it’s really about powerful men pushing an agenda, whatever that may be. In the West, that agenda may be getting women to strut about half-naked in public. In the Islamic world that agenda may be to get women to look like a roaming black tent. In either case, powerful men set the agenda.

Finally Debbie, that IS a funny photo you posted of the women in the stands! The first thing I thought of was my latest flight out of Riyadh!

Russ on October 28, 2011 at 10:27 pm

I live outside of Columbus, Ohio and Limited Brands is not even a mile away. I work in an office where a lot of our patients work for Limited. We have had more and more muslims come in who work for the company. I was trying to explain insurance and co-pays to a Somalian woman who barely spoke English and after 30 MINUTES of wasting my time (AND I was being very patient and nice)she said “Well you just don’t get anything I am saying”. She then threw the paperwork at me and gave me a look like I was a piece of crap & just walked away while I was talking. There are a lot of Somalians around here and they act so nasty and are extremely rude. Good to know they are getting breaks to pray on top of medical and dental benefits while I pay $300 a month for medical insurance.

Angela on October 29, 2011 at 11:06 am

Does anyone know what sharia law Debbie was referring to that prevents Limited from actually owing the Saudi? stores. There are lots of American owned companies there and I’ve never heard about this particular sharia law before.

Scott on October 29, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Spare us you’re taqyiyya BS Yvon, most of us here know what islam represents and stands for and believe you me, it’s anything but a good looking picture, it’s an “eyesorish” picture! Either stick to the main topic and add something substantive to comment on or just plain old go away, you’re kinda like a gnat fly that annoys everybody.

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on October 27, 2011 at 2:57 pm

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