Makow- What the Burka Means to Me
Since this article was written in 2002,
it has been reposted on numerous Muslim,
Christian and Hindu websites.
I revisit this reaffirmation
By Henry Makow PhD
On my wall, I have a picture of a Muslim woman shrouded in a burka.
Beside it is a picture of an American beauty contestant, wearing nothing but a bikini.
One woman is totally hidden from the public; the other is totally exposed. These two extremes say a great deal about the clash of so-called “civilizations.”
The role of woman is at the heart of any culture. Apart from stealing Arab oil, the turmoil in the Middle East is about stripping Muslims of their religion and culture, exchanging the burka for a bikini.
I am not an expert on the condition of Muslim women and I love feminine beauty too much to advocate the burka here. But I am defending some of the values that the burka represents for me.
For me, the burka represents a woman’s consecration to her husband and family. Only they see her. It affirms the privacy, exclusivity and importance of the domestic sphere.
The Muslim woman’s focus is her home, the “nest” where her children are born and reared. She is the “home” maker, the taproot that sustains the spiritual life of the family, nurturing and training her children, providing refuge and support to her husband.
In contrast, the bikinied American beauty queen struts practically naked in front of millions on TV. A feminist, she belongs to herself. In practice, paradoxically, she is public property. She belongs to no one and everyone. She shops her body to the highest bidder. She is auctioning herself all of the time.
In America, the cultural measure of a woman’s value is her sex appeal. (As this asset depreciates quickly, she is neurotically obsessed with appearance and plagued by weight problems.)
(left, “role model” Miley Cyrus)
As an adolescent, her role model is Miley Cyrus, a singer whose act approximates a strip tease. From Miley, she learns that she will be loved only if she gives sex. Thus, she learns to “hook up” furtively rather than to demand patient courtship, love and marriage.
As a result, dozens of males know her before her husband does. She loses her innocence, which is a large part of her charm. She becomes hardened and calculating. Unable to love, she is unfit to receive her husband’s seed.
The feminine personality is founded on the emotional relationship between mother and baby. It is based on nurturing and self-sacrifice.
Masculinity is founded on the relationship between hunter and prey. It is based on aggression and reason.
Feminism deceives women to believe femininity has resulted in “oppression” and they should adopt male behavior instead.
The result: a confused and aggressive woman with a large chip on her shoulder, unfit to become a wife or mother.
This is the goal of the NWO social engineers: undermine sexual identity and destroy the family, create social and personal dysfunction, and reduce the population. In the “brave new world,” women are not supposed to be mothers and progenitors of the race. They are meant to be autonomous sex objects.
Liberating women is often given as an excuse for the war in places like Afghanistan. Liberating them to what? To Miley Cyrus? To low-rise “see-my-thong” pants? To the mutual masturbation that passes for sexuality in America? If they really cared about women, maybe they’d end the war.
Parenthood is the pinnacle of human development. It is the stage when we finally graduate from self-indulgence and become God’s surrogates: creating and nurturing new life. Our children represent our natural growth. They are an extension of ourselves.
The New World Order does not want us to reach this level of maturity. Pornography is a substitute for marriage. We are to remain single: stunted, sex-starved and self-obsessed.
They don’t want us to have a permanent “private” life. We are meant to remain lonely and isolated, in a state of perpetual courtship, dependent on consumer products for our identity.
This is especially destructive for a woman. Her sexual attraction is a function of her fertility. As fertility declines, so does her sex appeal. If a woman devotes her prime years to become “independent,” she is not likely to find a permanent mate.
Her long-term personal fulfilment and happiness lie in making marriage and family her first priority.
Feminism is another cruel New World Order hoax that has debauched American women and despoiled Western civilization. It has ruined millions of lives and represents a lethal threat to Islam.
I am not advocating the burka but rather some of the values that it represents, specifically a woman’s consecration to her future husband and family, and the modesty and dignity this entails.
The burka and the bikini represent two extremes. The answer lies somewhere in the middle.
Related- Cabala- How Sex Became Our Religion
New First Comment from Amana, a burka-wearing woman
I read your article regarding the contrast between bikini and burka and in fact, I had read a long time back and loved it then. I really appreciate your emphasis on modesty family values and so on.
Let me tell you as a Muslim woman who transitioned from a fairly modern educated girl to now a hijabi niqaabi( face covering woman).
I had an English medium education from a well-reputed school in my country. I was an American at heart..I watched Hollywood movies listened to the American rock pop music n spoke fluent English.
For me, that was something to be proud of. I never valued much the best blessing in the world called Islam my religion. However after my father’s death that changed. Something inside me broke and I started wondering about the purpose of my life. I ended up reading my holy book Quran under teachers n realized the treasure it had. This time I started changing from inside n its been 10 years now. I never covered my head in my own Muslim country but became a niqaabi in America. My husband and I joke about how I was an American at heart back in my own country and a thorough proud happy Muslimah in the US. I am married with 4 kids that I homeschool as I want to inculcate in my kids the real values my religion tells. I have seen read and heard enough about the sorry state of the country I once idealized
All that is gone now. God guided me and showed me what really is beyond all the deception. I am awake to everything around me. I thank Allah every day for taking me out of the darkness of ignorance and showing me light and what it truly means to be a Muslim woman.
And one last thing, taking a Burka is the most amazingly beautiful and liberating experience of my life. I swear I can challenge any woman on this planet to show me she has the same peace in her heart as I do. I cover myself, I look after the needs of my husband and kids and in return treated like a queen by my husband. And I don’t want to give up this role for a million dollars.
I hate it when brainwashed zombies say Muslim women are forced to or this is a culture..its not a culture its a command of God Almighty. Too bad Christians don’t follow the steps of Mary the mother of Jesus while Muslim women do. Paul abolished the law hence today christian women dont practice it. Swine is fine to eat and hijab is practised by the nuns only. The Christianity today is not in its original form anymore. it’s Pauline Christianity where a lot of commands are in sheer contradiction to commands of God.
I ask everyone who has learned Islam only from fox CNN etc to do some unbiased study and ask the scholars of Islam. I swear if they are sincere they will embrace it with all their heart inshallah.
A Muslim woman
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That disgusting pedophile Muhammad paid off a financial bribe to Jubayr ibn Mut’im to release Aisha from their marriage engagement. so Aisha could then marry Muhammad…..in absolute direct violation of Mooslum principles right to this very day! And let’s not overlook or dismiss another disgusting fact: Jubayr ibn Mut’im was the son of Mut’im ibn ‘Adi, who was actually PAGAN and Muhammad’s literal UNCLE no less!
Muhammad: The Perverted Pedophile ‘Prophet’. Why, some-many-most may ask? Aisha was ‘engaged’ to marry Muhammad when she was 7 year old little girl, the child then went on to consummate their ‘marriage’ when she was only 9 years old.
And since we’re doing research into Muhammad & the actual stormy history….once again…we cannot overlook or dismiss what Muhammad’s OWN PEOPLE DID TO HIM WHEN THEY LEARNED WHAT HE WAS DOING: Yes, Muhammad’s own people were highly offended with learning about his ‘principles of faith’ so they nearly stoned him to death, driving him straight OUT of Medina Saudi Arabia. He barely survived to ‘migrate’ into Mecca.
These are shameful yet absolute FACTS. An here are a few more to enlighten the dark storms always over the Mooslums.
John chapter 1 verses 1 thru 5: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that…
John chapter 1 verses 1 thru 5: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”
Therefore Muhammad and Mooslums do not CANNOT comprehend nothing. Christ Jesus is NOT some homeless cellar dweller living in a dark sand cave!
II Corinthians chapter 4 verse 4: “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”
John chapter 12 verse 46: “I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.”
Please keep this tied to your heart: God The Father nor Jesus Christ have never, will never follow ANY MAN OR ANY MAN’S FAKE BELIEVE “RELIGION”!
Ecclesiastes chapter12 verse 13: “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” ABSULUTELY! It’s the DUTY of MAN to follow GOD, NOT the duty of GOD to follow any MAN!
Allah has been denounced as a strange god by the RCC for over a thousand years since the 7th Century. The several holy crusades prove the seriousness of those accusations. Now the to-days’ Roman Catholic Church is no longer in existence to carry a meaningful influence. The RCC has vanished since October 26, 1958 when the authentic Vicar of Christ, Pope Gregory XVII (aka Card. Siri of Genoa) was forced out and replaced by an uninterrupted series of usurpers: the “antipopes” who are code named: J23, P6, JP1& 2, B16 and the current Francis the First (F1). Those deceptive evil men, as antipopes, have deconstructed the Church for a period of six decades, and have replaced the holy doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ Our Lord with the current diabolical philosophy motto “Do as thou wilt”, which is the antithesis of obedience, modesty and ultimately, love.
This is all that must be known about the evils of the world. The excellent article of Henry Makow treats of the consequences of the relaxation of the standard’s of decency and of a push towards self-indulgence, which is all Satan and his invented strange gods want.
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This article by Dr. Henry Makow is truly ‘a classic’ at exposing what’s wrong with our women, and its contain must be taken seriously on the existential level of the Christian world. If I may bring a particular comment about the class of culprits causing the abomination of the vanishing of women.
The ‘sluttification’ of women, if I may named it as such, mainly comes from other women. If I explain the process:
All fifteen years old women get the attention. At this age, they are fully armed young women who will steal the show to any twenty-five/thirty something other women, because those debutantes have assets that none of their seniors’ carry any longer: that is virginity and fertility. The elders, therefore, go after removing the said assets in the following termes: “Honey! my dear heart, (yes, this is how a woman addresses a rival): But my darling! I hope that you are not considering settling for the first man who gives you courtship!”… “you need to first experience with as many men as possible”…”try them all my dear: regardless of the age, the size, the shape and the race! then, honey, you’ll make your own ‘free’ and diligent choice”. This harmful advice, understandably takes care of the “virginity”; as for the “fertility”, the similar harmful friendships will recommend sterilization, be it through the chemical ‘pill’ or by means of the surgical ‘abortion’.
This is sadly through harmful friendship that our girls and women are becoming sluts. It used, when decency and common sense still existed, that a chaperon was involved in order to protect all young women, but this practice too, has been pushed aside.
I agree with you, “Too bad Christians don’t follow the steps of Mary the mother of Jesus while Muslim women do.” There is a huge problem with American Christianity, and that is that the so-called Christians think they are Christian because they repeated something. They are probably not Christians according to God. They don’t read their Bibles (that which from the beginning was placed on par with Christ), and they are not surrendered to a Lord, Jesus Christ. They continue in their sin, and buy into every psychological wind. When a person comes to the real Christ, repents of their sins, and takes on the Jesus Christ as Lord, he wants nothing more than to believe and follow. The most representative (fruit) is when that person get into God’s Word and studies it for himself. There is where he learns about how men should take care of his household through work, subduing the earth, and tenderness toward his wife. There is where a woman learns to be modest, a keeper of home and the primary teacher of her children, and that holds far more value than her substituted limelight. I agree; I am ashamed of what Christendom has become. People don’t read, study, or submit themselves. Good observation.