A Belgian-born Turkish Muslim woman, Mahinur Ozdemir, who wears the hijab head covering, has been elected to the Belgian parliament and declares that she will continue to wear the hijab in parliament despite all opposition, of which there is a considerable amount. The story is reported in the English language edition of Asharq Alawset, an Arabic international daily.
Paul Belien writes from Belgium:
Hah. See the article I linked in the Arabic daily. It repeatedly refers to “Belgian elections” and “parliament,” and calls her a “Belgian MP.”Paul Belien continues:
Ah yes, before I forget: She was elected for the Christian-Democrats.Richard H. (a different Richard H.) writes:
You write “Note that even Muslims don’t consider the Muslims in Belgium to be Belgians.” My family were Middle Eastern Christian immigrants to the U.S. They would always call blacks “blacks” (actually “slave” is the Arabic word), Mexicans “Mexicans,” and whites “Americans” without even thinking about it.LA replies:
As Peter Brimelow always says, up to 1950 or 1960, white Americans were simply called “Americans.” And, as much as I hate to mess up the minds of the legion of anti-Semite bloggers who assiduously follow this site, “Americans” included Jews.
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