This has to be a joke.
The Speaker of the House is not only going out of her way to defund America's troops in Iraq and shake hands with leaders of terrorist states like Syria, but is now donning the garb of America's enemies:
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, wears a scarf inside Ommayad Mosque during her tour at a popular market in downtown Damascus, Syria, Tuesday April 3, 2007. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Syria on Tuesday, the highest-ranking American politician to visit the country since relations began to deteriorate four years ago. President George W. Bush criticized the trip, saying it sends mixed signals to President Bashar Assad. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
What's next -- a suicide bomber belt?
Does Nancy Pelosi seriously think the American people voted for THIS?
Yes, I know that it's a sign of "respect" for a woman to wear a headscarf in a Muslim country. But respect for what, or whom?
A leader in the Democratic party and the U.S. Congress is willingly traveling to a terrorism-sponsoring state to shake hands with a leader of that state. During that trip, she is willingly choosing to put on clothing that symbolizes submission to Allah. This at a time when there are literally thousands being killed in deadly terrorist attacks around the world in the name of Allah.
In every sense, Nancy Pelosi is choosing to symbolically join America's enemies.
Let's compare and contrast the attitude of two Americans in the war of Islamic terror, shall we?
Journalist/blogger Michelle Malkin
"I will not submit."
House speaker Nancy Pelosi
"I already did."
Update: This story broke late in the day, East Coast time. But the photo and a related story are now up at Lucianne.com, where there is a lively thread of comments. More at Little Green Footballs and Wizbang.
Update 2: Pelosi's headscarf is not one used solely as an Islamic hijab. But along with it, she donned a "black Abaya robe," according to the news story linked above. Pelosi put on this headscarf and Abaya robe knowing what they symbolize -- observance of Islamic religious law and, secondarily, subjugation of women. This at a time when Islamic terrorists are at war with America.
Symbolism matters. A scarf is "just a scarf." A handshake is "just a handshake." A kiss is "just a kiss." But can you imagine an Islamic terrorist leader traveling to the Vatican and kissing the Pope's ring?
Update 3: Welcome, visitors from Salon.com.
Has everyone seen the latest picture of another Western woman wearning Islamic garb?
Yep, it's Faye Turney, British sailor turned Iranian hostage. They caught her, extracted her "confession," and dressed her in a hijab. I wonder what that symbolizes?
Does the change from a uniform to a hijab symbolize strength and power? Or does is symbolically say, "I submit"?
Faye Turney must be excused. She was a hostage. She had no choice.
But Nancy Pelosi is the Speaker of the House. And one of her first choices in that capacity is to deliberately undermine the President by flying halfway around the world to express solidarity with a terrorist-sponsoring state. And in doing so, she puts on the garb of female submission to Allah. Nice.
Update 4: "But Laura Bush wore a headscarf once in an Islamic country! Condi Rice too!" I'll bet you can find a few more. And if these women were going out of their way to undermine a sitting president by ignoring his request not to meet with and lend legitimacy to terrorist leaders, and then aggravating the offense by dressing as if they'd already surrendered, I'd have a problem with that, too. When that happens, be sure to let me know, will you? I'll be right alongside you as you strenuously object.
Update 5: This pretty much sums it up:
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