Islamic State Muslima grabs uncovered hair of female reporter: “Have you not read the Qur’an, are you not ashamed?”

All those Western analysts and politicians who have insisted ever since the Islamic State began to gain notice that it had nothing whatsoever to do with Islam have never explained why its most fanatical exponents think it has everything to do with Islam, and constantly cite Islamic texts to support its own policies and positions. The Qur’an tells women to “wrap their headcovers over their chests” (24:31). So how is what this woman who grabbed the reporter’s hair said un-Islamic, or contrary to authentic Islam? The learned analysts and politicians never bother to answer such questions.

“‘Blood up to your knees’: defeated IS jihadists still defiant,” by Rouba El Husseini, AFP, March 8, 2019:

Near Baghouz (Syria) (AFP) – Defeated but unrepentant, some jihadists limping out of their besieged final bastion in eastern Syria still praise the Islamic State and promise bloody vengeance against its enemies.

The skeletal and dishevelled figures shuffling out of the smouldering ashes of the “caliphate” may look like a procession of zombies, but their devotion seems intact.

At an outpost for US-backed forces outside the besieged village of Baghouz, 10 women stand in front of journalists, pointing their index fingers to the sky in a gesture used by IS supporters to proclaim the oneness of God.

They shout in unison: “The Islamic State is here to stay!”…

Indistinguishable under their identical black robes, a group of women arriving at the screening point manned by the Syrian Democratic Forces swarm around reporters like hornets.

Some throw rocks at the cameras of those trying to film them, while one screams at a photographer and calls him a pig.

Another grabs the uncovered hair of a female reporter, saying: “Have you not read the Koran, are you not ashamed?”

A third woman snarks at the way the reporter is dressed: “God curses women who resemble men”….

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