- Posted June 13, 2010 by
Ann Arbor, Michigan
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Sarah Palin: Advocate for hijab and doesn't even know it
June 13, 2010: Yesterday republican power house, Sarah Palin, shot down claims that she has received breast augmentation after recent photographs of her bustier self went web viral.
The controversial politician told FOX news anchorwoman, Greta Van Susteren, that the whole "Boob-Gate scandal is ridiculous" and that people's fascination of it, takes away from the real issues. Palin gave an example of how such claims waste time, stating that her energy will now go toward deliberation of what to wear and on "wearing layers" to prevent such a frenzy. She goes on to add that she wants people "hear what I'm saying" and to judge her on a platform of merit, rather than physicality.
It sure sounds like Sarah Palin is indirectly acknowledging the need of hijab, that is, the Islamic attire of Muslim women. An acknowledgement of the need in this way certainly demonstrates the hijab's appeal, of which is undeniably valid and tangible. Muslim women have been aware of this and, more importantly, proactive about it for years, my sister.
The average person, not excluding females, has an undeniable, biological interest in aesthetics and the physical form. Islam is one of the only religions that takes into consideration this fact* and offers a practical, honest, and realistic solution to it.
Hey, don't take my word for it! Just listen closely to a celebrity politician's veiled advocation of the hijab's value: http://videos.mediaite.com/video/Sarah-Palin-Breast-Implants-Que
*Disclaimer: Hijab is not worn primarily to dissuade men from looking at women's bodies, rather it is worn because of 'God's Say So' and the belief that it will bring the wearer closer to their creator. Any other practical benefits are just an added bonus.
Photo by David Shankbone