Monday, February 1, 2010

The Steady Islamization and Arabization of Women in Egypt: A Photographic Story

These photos, speak volumes about the politicization of the Islamic Veil. In the 1950s, Cairo University graduates were not veiled. By the twenty first century, the veiling of educated women was fully underway.

Totally agree even if you saw National Geographic photos from Egypt, indeed even Yemen from the 70's - you can clearly see the process of Islamization or in the case of Egypt the Arabization of women's dress over the years. If women don't wear the headscarf in Egypt they are called names in the street - by other women.

Class of 1959


Class of 1978


Class of 1995


Class of 2004


Jihad Watch, PJMedia

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