Jan 20 2014
They call it “MIPSTERZ” – Muslim Hipster Swag. You can dress it up but you can’t hide the fact that there is nothing hip about a Muslim headbag
Not to mention that nothing about being forced to cover your hair by the dictates of Muslim fundamentalists is ‘hip,’ no matter what kind of hip Jay-Z uncensored lyrics you put with it.
HUFFPO They’re “mipsterz,” or Muslim hipsters, according to the Facebook page, which describes them, among other things, as: A Mipster is someone who seeks inspiration from the Islamic tradition of divine scriptures, volumes of knowledge, mystical poets, bold prophets, inspirational politicians, esoteric Imams, and our fellow human beings searching for transcendental states of consciousness. A Mipster is an ironic identity, one that serves more as a perpetual critique of oneself and of society.
Comment from a Muslim:
The process of creating ‘normal’ is also stripping us, especially women, away from central parts of our faith. The Mipsterz video is hard to stomach for so many because it throws the increasing Islamofashionista culture into your face. Catwalk ready, catwalk strut and catwalk ‘tude seem so antithetical to what we know and expect, sometimes zealously, as Islamic modesty. This isn’t about policing what we wear and how or about casting judgment, but about the sort of culture we’re creating for Muslim women’s dress that is no diferrent than the images and lifestyles sans hijab we criticize. -Sana Saeed