Spain Bans Burqa

 Hello Spain!

Now forgive me for getting all schoolmarmish on you, but let’s review the recent history of this idea that women (especially women who veil) are to be saved from their own religious choices by “enlightened” European nations.

Please open your copy of Frantz Fanon’s classic A Dying Colonialism (1959) to the essay “Algeria Unveiled”— controversial, perhaps a bit dated, but still salient, yes?

And read with me these lines: “To the colonialist offensive against the veil, the colonized opposes the cult of the veil.”

What’s that, Spain? You don’t have a copy of Frantz Fanon’s A Dying Colonialism?

You never heard of Frantz Fanon?


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