Israeli “Freedom is basic” ad featuring model taking off niqab ripped as “Islamophobic,” is withdrawn

The propaganda arm of Teresa May’s shabby little police state chirps “Islamophobia” on cue. But isn’t it true that some women who wear the niqab or hijab do not do so freely?

What about Aqsa Parvez? Her Muslim father choked her to death with her hijab after she refused to wear it.

What about Amina Muse Ali, a Christian woman in Somalia whom Muslims murdered because she wasn’t wearing a hijab?

Or the 40 women who were murdered in Iraq in 2007 for not wearing the hijab; or Alya Al-Safar, whose Muslim cousin threatened to kill her and harm her family because she stopped wearing the hijab in Britain; or Amira Osman Hamid, who faced whipping in Sudan for refusing to wear the hijab; or the Egyptian girl, also named Amira, who committed suicide after being brutalized by her family for refusing to wear the hijab; or the Muslim and non-Muslim teachers at the Islamic College of South Australia who were told they had to wear the hijab or be fired; or the women in Chechnya whom police shot with paintballs because they weren’t wearing hijab; or the women in Chechnya who were threatened by men with automatic rifles for not wearing hijab; or the elementary school teachers in Tunisia who were threatened with death for not wearing hijab; or the Syrian schoolgirls who were forbidden to go to school unless they wore hijab; or the women in Gaza whom Hamas has forced to wear hijab; or the women in Iran who protested against the regime, even before the recent uprisings, by daring to take off their hijabs; or the women in London whom Muslim thugs threatened to murder if they didn’t wear hijab; or the anonymous young Muslim woman who doffed her hijab outside her home and started living a double life in fear of her parents; or the fifteen girls in Saudi Arabia who were killed when the religious police wouldn’t let them leave their burning school building because they had taken off their hijabs in their all-female environment; or the girl in Italy whose mother shaved her head for not wearing hijab; or all the other women and girls who have been killed or threatened, or who live in fear for daring not to wear the hijab.

Courageous women in the Islamic Republic of Iran have been taking off their hijabs as a sign of resistance to the oppressive Sharia regime under which they live, and at least 29 women have been arrested for doing so. Who is standing in solidarity with them? No one. Apparently it would be “Islamophobic” to do so.

“Israeli ‘Freedom is basic’ niqab advert criticised,” by George Pierpoint and Osob Elmi, BBC News, October 31, 2018:

An advert for an Israeli clothing company which shows a woman ripping off a niqab and headscarf, has been heavily criticised online.

The ad, for clothing brand Hoodies, opens with a caption reading “Is Iran here?” and shows Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli wearing a face veil.

Ms Refaeli then removes the niqab and dances before a voiceover states: “Freedom is basic.”

The video has been viewed thousands of times on various social media platforms and has triggered outrage and attracted accusations of Islamophobia.

It comes at a time of rising tension between Israel and Iran.

Many took to social media to express their disappointment and anger at the advert.

Bar Refaeli also shared the video on her Facebook page.

Ms Refaeli is one of the most prominent Israeli supermodels, and has more than five million followers on Instagram and Facebook.

Popular Israeli-Arab vlogger Nas Daily shared his reaction to the advert with his almost 10 million followers on Facebook.

He called the advert “terrible” and said he felt “angry” about the representation of Islam and women generally.

The online clip is part of a wider marketing campaign by the company which includes billboards and TV adverts.

The video was viewed more than 200,000 times on Instagram before it was removed by Hoodies on Tuesday evening….

EDITORS NOTE: This column with video and images was first published on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission.

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