|Islamic women (Photo credit: See Wah)|
Yesterday as I watched events unfold in Egypt courtesy of CHCH TVthe camera flashed on a group of protesters.
They were pro President Morsi/Muslim Brotherhood.
The only thing unusual about it was that a woman stood in the middleof the crowd of men.
She was dressed in a black robe, wore a niqab and was veiled.
As far as visual impact went she might as well have been wearinga Santa Claus suit.
And to further draw your attention she was vigorously jumping up anddown, thrusting her fist in the air and (presumably) shouting.
"What the frick is this?" I thought.
But by the time what I'd seen registered in my tiny little brain thecamera had moved on.
Now I have seen groups of veiled Muslim women protesters before butnever one woman who stood alone in a crowd of Egyptian men.
Some days I am SO cynical.
It was, in my opinion, a message for western viewers:
Muslim Brotherhood = Democracy and freedom for women.
And I wondered which democratic brother drew the short straw
and had to be the woman.