Comments on: The Fake Muhajaba http://arabcomment.com/2009/the-fake-muhajaba/ where the Arab world thinks out loud Wed, 16 Jun 2010 15:56:58 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.10 By: Bruce http://arabcomment.com/2009/the-fake-muhajaba/comment-page-1/#comment-2381 Wed, 19 May 2010 15:28:59 +0000 http://arabcomment.com/?p=672#comment-2381 Please don’t make it sounds like this (men things) deosn’t happen in the west. It deos happen so often the only diffrence it is repported in a different format and in a diffent context. The writer of this text is impressed by the western school of journalisn writing which is inherently a school that teach how to write in biased fashion…
just as is often done when the writer start a story about the midleeast regardeless of the type of story, it start by describing the country (in giving a pejorative title to that country) so it sets the mood (negative) of reader. example if the article is about Algeria, it would start like this: … The fomer french colony (not Algeria) or if it si about A GCC country it would say … “Oil rich state” Afghanistan “a war torn country” ect…

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By: ramy http://arabcomment.com/2009/the-fake-muhajaba/comment-page-1/#comment-2373 Sun, 16 May 2010 17:18:54 +0000 http://arabcomment.com/?p=672#comment-2373 arabs and muslims in general have a culture so retarded to the point that it shouldnt sound so surprising when one learns that they behave like caged gorillas on the street of amman as soon as they spot a single representative of the human female gender (sometimes even non-human species are considered).
i think that what president Skarzoy is trying to do should serve as at model to all of the other presidents of the civilized world (that is unfortunately getting overwhelmed by the mass arrival of a new scourge) in how to react in face of this new aberration

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By: JennyBlock http://arabcomment.com/2009/the-fake-muhajaba/comment-page-1/#comment-2194 Thu, 04 Mar 2010 23:56:42 +0000 http://arabcomment.com/?p=672#comment-2194 The Will to Power.

The French president is a pawn. Who’s got the power? Which country has the most money? Lobby for their help.

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By: JennyBlock http://arabcomment.com/2009/the-fake-muhajaba/comment-page-1/#comment-2193 Thu, 04 Mar 2010 23:54:30 +0000 http://arabcomment.com/?p=672#comment-2193 These men wouldn’t last 2 hours acting like that where I’m at. Why don’t these just all become nudists? Seriously, nudism would solve everything.

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By: JennyBlock http://arabcomment.com/2009/the-fake-muhajaba/comment-page-1/#comment-2192 Thu, 04 Mar 2010 23:51:57 +0000 http://arabcomment.com/?p=672#comment-2192 ALIVE!!!! I’M ALLIIIIVVVVVVEEEEEEE!!!!

Why did these women raise their boys to be such creepy fellows?

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By: Firas http://arabcomment.com/2009/the-fake-muhajaba/comment-page-1/#comment-2110 Mon, 25 Jan 2010 23:08:43 +0000 http://arabcomment.com/?p=672#comment-2110 Admit the facts omar, women are harassed at all times here in Jordan, and when you say that the west suffers from similar actions, its because arabs have invaded countries like France, where over 50 % of such cases are makings of people of arab decent.

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By: Omar http://arabcomment.com/2009/the-fake-muhajaba/comment-page-1/#comment-2057 Fri, 13 Nov 2009 21:16:22 +0000 http://arabcomment.com/?p=672#comment-2057 Please don’t make it sounds like this (men things) deosn’t happen in the west. It deos happen so often the only diffrence it is repported in a different format and in a diffent context. The writer of this text is impressed by the western school of journalisn writing which is inherently a school that teach how to write in biased fashion…
just as is often done when the writer start a story about the midleeast regardeless of the type of story, it start by describing the country (in giving a pejorative title to that country) so it sets the mood (negative) of reader. example if the article is about Algeria, it would start like this: … The fomer french colony (not Algeria) or if it si about A GCC country it would say … “Oil rich state” Afghanistan “a war torn country” ect…

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By: MouDi http://arabcomment.com/2009/the-fake-muhajaba/comment-page-1/#comment-2042 Sun, 11 Oct 2009 01:05:14 +0000 http://arabcomment.com/?p=672#comment-2042 i stumbled upon this website and found it interesting, talking about the matter above i’am an american/jordanian who lived most of his life here in jordan, i just want to say that i DO agree with you when u stated “I quickly came to learn that when we try to disguise ourselves as someone else, the experience of being “found out” can be even more traumatic than whatever it is we were trying to escape in the first place.” its actually very true and well put you to shock as you said that looking at your reflection in store window not knowing who you are, … BUT consider this thought! as you became unable and uncomfortable of what you became when putting on hijab due maybe to the way you were raised of not being obligated to cover up your body, you cant expect that a jordanian male could actually change his mentality that he grew upon that girls should be covered and who doesnt fit that category should be labeled as …., but walking down the street you will find that both covered and non covered girls get harassed because lets say 60% of the people who live here never talked to any girl beside their mother or sister, therefor will try to attract any attention when it comes to a girl walking down the street so if you cant force something simple as wearing a scarf on your head why would you think that people’s mentality would change on a dramatic matter as men’s mentality…second of all i believe that forcing such change on people (like when France banned women from wearing “purqa”) would make all the women who choose to wear it freely uncomfortable and feel the same way you felt when looking at youself throughout that store window.

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By: Marvin http://arabcomment.com/2009/the-fake-muhajaba/comment-page-1/#comment-2021 Fri, 02 Oct 2009 20:46:52 +0000 http://arabcomment.com/?p=672#comment-2021 I really can’t imagine such a base culture where men can behave so incredibly boorishly without being beaten to a pulp, either by a woman or by her male friends and family. The woman’s dress and behavior are irrelevant. If a man won’t behave well, other men should step up and remind him how.

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By: kinzi http://arabcomment.com/2009/the-fake-muhajaba/comment-page-1/#comment-2018 Fri, 02 Oct 2009 06:57:07 +0000 http://arabcomment.com/?p=672#comment-2018 Well done, Natalia! As one who was a fake muhajaba once (and still is when going to the balad), I learned something.

I liked Fatemeh’s take on being a part-time muhajabah, it doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing deal.

This was great: “what I understand now is that you can’t challenge such assumptions when you’re compromising an integral part of your identity.”

This one: “I can’t help but return to the dreadful condescension behind the assumption that a woman does not have a right to construct her own identity and—horror of horrors—expect that identity to be respected by men in particular.”, I am still contemplating.

I am not sure that the French burqa debate is an equal one of choice. Choice is relative by region, and you and I may be able to make choices that such women in France can’t. Still thinking.

Looking forward to more from you in this mag. :)

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