Head Coverings and Cancer: Laura Bush Sells Out

by 1389 on October 26, 2007

in 1389 (blog admin), 1389 Message Blog, burqa/niqab, Bush family, cancer, clothing, enemy propaganda, Islam, Israel, KLA/UCK, medical, political correctness, women's issues


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Laura Bush in a Saudi abaya - NOT photoshopped!

Remember the Nancy Pelosi hijab flap?

Pelosi had no business going to Syria, undermining Bush Administration foreign policy, and giving an undeserved PR boost to Bashar Assad in the first place. She had to compound that error by wearing the symbol of a religion that she (supposedly) does not believe in, and by embracing a symbol for the oppression of women. But then, tasteless behavior and bad judgment is exactly what one would expect from a liberal Democrat, especially one from California. (See Syrian Reformists: The Damage from Pelosi’s Visit Will Be Felt for Years.)

Covering the cranium to cuddle up to CAIR

Bush officials don the hijab for the rededication ceremony of The Islamic Center in Washington June 27, 2007. They took some heat in the blogosphere for that. Here again, they had no business attending such a gathering at all.

Did Laura Bush get the take-home lesson?

Photo op: Touring the Middle East for breast cancer awareness

Laura Bush plans six-day tour of the Middle East; spokeswoman says she won’t wear abaya

Laura Bush departs Saturday on a six-day tour of the Middle East, with stops planned in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan. The White House says the first lady plans to meet with government officials and leaders of medical and women’s groups during her overseas trip.

Given that the first lady wore a headscarf when she visited a Jewish holy site in Jerusalem and a mantilla when she met with Pope Benedict XVI, we asked if Bush will be wearing some sort of abaya while she’s in Saudi Arabia. “No,” Sally McDonough, the first lady’s spokeswoman, tells USA TODAY’s David Jackson, adding: “they do not expect nor encourage it” of Western visitors.

There’s nothing wrong with working for improved detection and cure of breast cancer, or any other type of cancer. I’m all for that, and you may recall that I have blogged about cancer both here and on the 1389 Message Blog. But some have questioned Laura Bush’s priorities in taking that quest to the Muslim world, where there are more severe and immediate threats to females’ health and survival. To put it bluntly, too many girls will not live long enough to be at much risk for a disease that mainly afflicts mature women.

But that’s not all: Laura Bush went back on her word about not wearing the abaya, as you can see from the photo above.

“So she’s wearing an abaya. Why does this matter?”

Why does breast cancer goes untreated in the Middle East?

See Breast cancer often untreated in Mideast, Lifting the Veil From A Deadly Disease, and Cancer in Saudi Arabia.

Evidently, Laura Bush donned the abaya because it was a gift and she felt that it would be appropriate to be photographed in it. Unfortunately, this was a setup that sends exactly the wrong message, on so many levels!

In a nutshell, when women are veiled and kept in seclusion according to Islamic principles, how likely are they to go out and get proper medical care, which would include screening for, and treatment of, breast cancer? In Saudi Arabia, women still aren’t allowed to drive. Many Muslim women are unwilling to be examined by male doctors. Girls are too often discouraged from becoming educated in medicine or anything else.

And don’t forget that the country that is responsible for the bulk of the advances in medical treatment in the Middle East is, of course, Israel. But Israeli physicians are not welcome in the Muslim Middle East.

Poor Longevity for Saudi Women

Stein hoist to mean Gene on LGF for the above link and for these statistics:

I often use the CIA World Fact Book’s stats about demographics.

In regards the “kingdom,” the stats show an incredible drop off in women after age 15….

0-14 years:
male 5,369,285
female 5,162,585

15-64 years:
male 9,316,694
female 7,089,370

What does this picture reveal?

Laura Bush, uncloaked, between two heavily-veiled Saudi Arabian breast cancer survivors

In this picture, Laura herself is unveiled, but she is seated between two veiled breast cancer survivors. If women like these were free to seek whatever medical care they needed, without the necessity of wearing veils, of finding a male relative to drive them, and finding a female doctor to examine them, wouldn’t their chances of early detection and remission be far better?

It’s about CANCER, not photo ops and protocol!

By wearing an abaya to meet with dignitaries, Laura Bush is promoting the anti-woman Islamic ideology that is causing the problem in the first place!

Updated 10/27/07:
Accepting such “gifts” means accepting Islamization!

Hanging Tough in Oklahoma

The handlers for the Bush entourage should have made it clear, before the trip, that gifts of an Islamic nature should not be given and cannot be accepted. The Saudis don’t even allow Christian or Jewish items into the Tragic Kingdom at all!

Update (10/28/07): Laura Bush missed a great opportunity to keep quiet

LGF: Laura Bush Defends Saudi Misogyny

“They do not see covering as some sort of subjugation of women:” Laura Bush defends the hijab.

Note: wearing the abaya in Saudi Arabia is not a “choice.” It’s mandatory for all women when they are in public. If they show even a little bit of ankle, they’re subject to being beaten and arrested by the Saudi religious police (mutaween).

Does Laura Bush really think those women will be honest about their opinions on this misogynistic practice?

Republican Riot: The Ghost of Ramadan Future

More bizarre pix!

Updated 1/1/08:

GOV: Burqas are Bad for Your Health

Lack of sunlight is unhealthy for women, unborn babies, and nursing infants.

How many find the below picture a bit “Pointless”? Repressive?

Muslim man photographing a group of fully-veiled women

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1 coatesmoe October 28, 2007 at 5:14 am

What difference does it matter if she wears a veil or not? Is America prepared to go to war for a veil. This is not southern Spain in the 14th century where the Catholic Church set up courts to rot out everything that did not declare loyalty to the Pope. The Saudis will deal with anyone when it comes to making money.

2 m. r. o'donnell October 28, 2007 at 10:50 pm

Hey, her husband thinks christians and muslims worship the same god, so why should we be surprised. spiritual retardation appears to run unchecked in the bush clan — at least, insofar as dealing with islam (or as the prez might call it: “the religion of peace”) is concerned.

Bottom line: there is ZERO moral leadership of any significance coming from the white house after five-plus years of (alleged) war against an enemy that the prez is afraid to mention by name (islamofascists).

3 CzechRebel October 29, 2007 at 1:37 am

No, coatesmoe, we are not going to go to war over Laura Bush wearing a veil. That is not the point, nor is that even a possibility. The problem is that the George W. Bush Administration has bent over backwards to please the Islamic extremists. His wife wearing the Muslim garb only reinforces the image of a man who has sold out to the people who are covertly at war not only against the United States and the West, but also against the Eastern Christian nations.

Muslim extremists have been attacking over and over. When the first major attack occurred on George W’s administration, he declared a war on “terrorism.” When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, FDR asked Congress to declare war on Japan, not a war on aircraft carriers. Eleanor Roosevelt did not don a Japanese kimono and try to show that the Roosevelts were in accord with the Japanese extremists who were responsible for the attack. Radical Islam is a self-declared enemy; terrorism is a weapon or tactic. George W. and his wife obviously don’t get it.

Laura’s veil is just one more sign that the man in the White House doesn’t have a clue about foreign policy. The real bad news is that all of his potential replacements—both Democrat and Republican—seem to have even less of a clue. We are at war with radical Islam, whether we like it or not. It is truly sad that our leaders don’t seem to understand it, and probably will not, until after the Islamic fifth column has full control of both the Democrat and Republican parties.

– Blog Admin CzechRebel

4 rsommers June 16, 2008 at 1:31 am

i understand a lot of what youre saying, but you in actuality have no idea what youre talking about. the laws have nothing to do with islam, and if you researched anything other than being an ignorant american, you would know that. the laws have to do with their culture and traditions, something that will take a new country to grow out of and progress to the next stage of their country. saudi is sooo new as a country, that it will naturally take time for everything. im not saying that women should be 100% equal to men, all things included- i even think the laws there are rediculous. however, you need to understand all of the issues fully before you go and attack a country. i myself am an american and i date a saudi through whom i have learned a lot about the arab/ islam world. i have gotten to be good friends with many of his relatives, and i know for sure that not everything youre talking about is true. saudi is slowly progressing, just look at one of its main cities- jeddah. its by far the most liberal city

5 Katherin October 28, 2008 at 9:49 pm

okk…why do u guys even give a —- its their own damn country they can do whatever they want! and if laura bush wanted to visit saudi arabia then she is expected to go with THE COUNTIRES rules!!! you guys are so stupid wasting your time on stupid —- thats none of your business! 😡

Editor’s note:

Comment edited to remove profanity.


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