January 22, 2014, - 2:25 pm

HUH?! Chick Fashion Mag Touts “Hipness, Style” of Muslim Full Ninja Face Veils (& Whines That Chicks Not Yet “Equal” in US Armed Forces)

By Debbie Schlussel

And now for the latest edition of “Reading Women’s Mags So You Don’t Have To–-See What Your Wives/Daughters/Girlfriends Are Ingesting.” A popular American fashion magazine is touting the “hip”ness and “style” of Muslim women who wear the niqab, the full-ninja face veil (and those who wear the hijab–the Islamic headscarf). And the pic is quite hilarious . . . not to mention, sad. Medieval is the new black.


This isn’t the first time I’ve written about women’s fashion–and feminist–magazine, Marie Claire, and its absurd penchant for pimping Islamic garb and full face veils for women. As I noted several years ago, the magazine did a full, 8-page “fashion” spread of models glamorizing the Islamic garb of oppression (which Muslim women are forced to wear, lest their hirsute cheekbones or chins turn some uncontrollable Muslim guy on and cause him to legally rape her).

In the February 2014 issue of Marie Claire, a photo spread called, “Filter: No Place Like Home,” invites readers to peruse photographs of single women around the world in their bedrooms to “see how their private spaces reflect their personal style and passions.” The magazine shows us a black blob on a bed and tells us that this is a photo of Aisha Mohammed, age 25, of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Instead of laughing at how ridiculous the picture actually is, the magazine tells us that Ms. Mohammed lives “outside of the “ultramodern city’s limits.” Um, is the magazine trying to tell me that wearing this black schmatta over her face is “ultramodern”? Otherwise, why is it relevant that this person wearing a backward, black Casper the Ghost get-up reminiscent of those “fabulous!” Middle Ages, lives outside an “ultramodern city”? We’re told that Aisha lives in a desert village where temperatures can reach 130 degrees. And this is supposed to make me feel that her black blog outfit is chic? Nuh-uh.



Does the magazine really believe that this woman with a black rag over her face has any “personal style,” or that wearing a fabric garbage bag on her head is her “passion”? Uh-huh. Sure it is. Oh, and by the way, her straw tent “bedroom” is more appropriate to the “ultramodern” 18th century than the pages of a fashion magazine . . . especially a feminist fashion magazine that, just a page earlier, whines about and pimps us on women in combat roles in the U.S. Armed Forces. Are you kidding me? You try to pimp me on a woman covering her entire face in a black bedsheet in the name of Islam, and then you tell me you want women to be equal in America’s fighting forces? Get your story straight, Marie Claire.

I’m upset, though, that Aisha’s hands are showing. It might lead to a massive gang rape in Abu Dhabi. On the other hand, I’ve concluded from the photo that her sister’s prettier. And here’s a tip: “Lawrence of Arabia Chic” ain’t hip, no matter what they tell you. In fact, the “fashion” is fatal.

Oh, and by the way, in case the full-ninja look ain’t your thing, Marie Claire also shows you the ornately painted bedroom of hijab-encrusted Enas Sharif, 22, born in the desert, but now of Cairo, who wants to be a flight attendant to realize her “dream of traveling to places far from Egypt.” Gee, I wonder why. They forgot the last part: “and never coming back to Egypt.”


Exit Question: where are Marie Claire’s pics of Lara Logan’s “hip, stylish, passionate, ultramodern” bedroom in Tahrir Square?

Just asking.

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13 Responses

“Instead of laughing at how ridiculous the picture actually is, the magazine tells us that Ms. Mohammed lives “outside of the “ultramodern city’s limits.”

Those are really funny, Debbie. I LOLed at the black blob on the bed even though I knew it was coming.

DS_ROCKS! on January 22, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Concubine Ready Wear?

Worry01 on January 22, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Seeing a woman in that vile getup (burqa) would be the same as a black person wearing slave chains as an “accessory”.
That getup is 100% about denigrating women and making them 3rd class citizens lower than dogs !!! Every time I am in public and see a poor woman wearing one of those costumes I get furious !!

Now when Muslims say it is for modesty I say BS. A religious woman wearing a hijab covering her hair is fine with me as that does denote modesty per their religion (similar to a nun’s habit). The burqa on the other hand is NOT a Muslim invention but an Afghan/Pakistani one and it has no place in the 21st century !!

How a “womans” magazine can promote this stuff I will never know.

jimmyPx on January 22, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    I’d love to see a post someday before I die wherein the poster doesn’t equivocate by referencing Christianity on an article about Islam. My hopes are low, however.

    Pray Hard on January 23, 2014 at 9:31 am

Oppression is exotic when you don’t know what it is.
I guess I have to conclude that people these days are so liberated they really don’t have a clue.
That won’t last long.

Frankz on January 22, 2014 at 6:25 pm

So how many petro-dollars did it take to buy the approval of this magazine?
Nobody is so sick as to really believe this nonsense.
Not the people who published it and not the people who wrote it.
It really is amazing what billions of dollars can buy for you.

Steve G on January 22, 2014 at 7:16 pm

I wonder what their take is on FGM??? Is that COOL too???

It is just ME AGAIN on January 22, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    The feminists will soon tell us about the pleasures of pleasure-less sex enjoyed by those lucky enough to have undergone FGM.

    You just have to keep in mind the leftist victimhood value scale (as I judge it):

    1) Muslim men
    2) Gay men
    3) Black men
    4) Black women
    5) Hispanic men
    6) Gay women
    7) Hispanic women
    8) Animals
    9) Muslim women
    10) Asians
    11) Jews

    adam on January 22, 2014 at 8:05 pm


white women should appear right before Muslim women.

adam on January 22, 2014 at 8:08 pm

BTW, these rankings are the result of head-to-head match-ups. For instance, Trayvon Martin vs. Zimmerman. Black man defeats Hispanic man in a landslide. Also, Rev. Meeks of Chicago vs. gay rights activists in Illinois. Gay men defeated black men, as Obama went on TV to support gay marriage.

Of course, Muslim men have never lost a head-to-head battle, including against the disabled, which I forgot to include on the list. Disabled used to be quite high, but have suffered a precipitous fall and is somewhere near the bottom.

adam on January 22, 2014 at 9:23 pm

Saw this coming years ago. It’ll be here soon as the “style of choice” in the fashion mags and on the street. It probably already is in some places.

Pray Hard on January 23, 2014 at 9:40 am

Debbie, This post is soooo GOOD,” I can’t tell you” !

Susan Gebhardt on January 23, 2014 at 12:46 pm

I almost burst into laughter when I saw that “hip” chick in the black rag with her hands out in a “hip” pose.

skzion on January 23, 2014 at 7:13 pm

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