|American Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad (in yellow hijab) participates in a decapitation joke|
It has been widely reported that female fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad is the first American Olympian to compete in a Islamic Hijab.
She has been commended for "slaying misconceptions."
Given the fact that virtually every day in Europe, Israel, Bangladesh or elsewhere, the news brings us a new report of an attempted or successful Muslim stabbing or slashing attack - often a mass stabbing or slashing attack against randomly selected non-Muslims - it is unclear why the fact that the first US Hijab wearer is competing as a swordswoman "slays" or "skewers" or "puts to the sword" (see below) any common perceptions of Muslims.
It seems to me, rather, a coup de grace to reinforce them.
Maybe she's mentally ill.
Miss Muhammad is also being portrayed in the US media as a sort of feminist icon. You go, girl, and all that.
But she is on record as saying that the reason she got into fencing in the first place is because it was one of the only sports where she could compete covered up.
That's the new sharia-feminism for you - applauding someone who thinks that only a few sports are open to women due to modesty requirements.
The fencing champion has her own Muslima clothing line called Louella. It doesn't appear to sell hijabs, which is curious as all the models are wearing them. The post title photo, above - from the Hijab Style and Fashion website - shows Muhammad "horsing around" with a "supporter." They're having a bit of a joke about decapitation.
Even beyond Ibtihaj Muhammad's example, Muslima empowerment through swordsmanship now seems to be a thing. Here's an NBC News article from yesterday, this time about fencing in the UK, titled, How Muslim Girls Fence Helps Girls Put Stereotypes to the Sword. One of the girls, Reheat Rayatt, poses with her foil in, of all places, a convenience store:
Note the school tie. She must be a moderate.
But back to Ibtihaj Muhammad. If anyone reading this believes I'm being unfair to her, I would argue that, on the contrary, I've been pulling my lunges. She at least has a choice whether or not to cover her head. Most Muslim women do not. She isn't fighting for them; she's aiding in their enslavement (and making money off it). Miss Muhammad is a talented athlete, but as a woman or simply a human being, she should be ashamed of herself.