That should be the first step…..throw political (post-hijra) Islam out of the public square completely. 

Or better yet, refuse to persecute good people who ridicule the symbol’s of Islamofascism.

Norway announces it will ban Islamic veil from schools and universities 

The Norweigan government hopes to ban the full-face Islamic veil from classrooms and university lecture halls (file photo)

  • Education Minister Torbjorn Roe Isaksen is pushing for the burqa ban 
  • Muslim women are rarely seen wearing such veils in Norway 
  • But right-wing government announced plans ahead of elections
  • Roe Isaksen stressed that the ban would not apply to Islamic headscarves  

Norway’s right-wing government on Wednesday announced plans to ban the full-face Islamic veil from classrooms and university lecture halls.

Education Minister Torbjorn Roe Isaksen, quoted in the Vart Land newspaper, said the government was seeking ‘national regulations prohibiting the full-face veil in schools and universities’.

Muslim women are rarely seen wearing such veils in Norway, let alone in schools. But the issue has come up recently in political debates, with less than a year to go before parliamentary elections.

Several political parties including the opposition Labour Party had expressed support for such a ban.

Roe Isaksen stressed that the ban would not apply to Islamic headscarves that leave the face exposed such as the hijab. People should be allowed to express their faith in public in Norway, he said.

‘I want a young Christian girl who wears a cross to be able to show it,’ he told parliament.

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This is a bad, really bad idea to accommodate this kind of monstrosity…..

Muslim fashion designer makes history with hijab collection at New York Fashion Week

 Anniesa Hasibuan’s collection featured silk hijabs in ivory, peach and grey silk

A Muslim fashion designer has made history as the first ever designer to feature hijabs in every outfit on a New York Fashion Week catwalk.

Indonesian designer Anniesa Hasibuan, 30, delighted crowds with her Spring Summer ’17 collection D’Jakarta. Models wore flowing trousers and skirts in silk, lace and chiffon in an array of pastel colours. One stand-out garment included an intricate gold lace dress, featuring metallic embroidery at the bust and a fringed lace train.

Each model wore a hijab in gold, pale pink or dove grey silk. It is believed to be the first time a New York Fashion Week catwalk show has featured hijabs on every model. Ms Hasibuan also made history as the first Indonesian designer to be featured at the fashion week and says her designs were inspired by her home city of Jakarta, where she also has a boutique.

More here.


I would have thrown her out if it were my store…….

The symbols of sharia compliance is offensive, disgusting garments, voicing your objection to them is a must! I would so so to anyone wearing a swastika or a hammer and sickle, and have done so!

Hodne said: “I don’t want this evil inside the doors where I’m in charge. 


‘Islam is evil’ Hairdresser facing jail for throwing hijab-clad woman out of salon

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Merete Hodne is due to appear in court for throwing hijab-clad woman out of her salon

A HAIRDRESSER who threw arehijab-clad woman out of her salon saying she did not want “evil” in her establishment is facing a possible six month jail term.

Businesswoman Merete Hodne is due to appear in court this week after the incident was reported to the police in October last year.

However the hairdresser said she was fully within her rights to not colour the hijab-clad woman’s hair – and said it was not religious but political matter.

The 47-year-old Norwegian added it would have been discriminatory against her other customers if she had not thrown Malika Bayan out of the establishment.


Bingo slammo, Daniel once again is spot on in his analysis……

In islamo-think, females are vixens, temptresses or whores-in-waiting, the male is a rape machine, unable to control his most primal of urges, so the men have to force women into taking every caution in not getting raped, if she fails, then it’s her fault.

Muslim women don’t wear hijabs, burkas or any other similar garb as a fashion statement or even an expression of religious piety. Their own religion tells us exactly why they wear them.

“O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies that they may thus be distinguished and not molested.” (Koran 33:59)

It’s not about modesty. It’s not about religion. It’s about putting a “Do Not Rape” sign on Muslim women. And putting a “Free to Molest” sign on non-Muslim women.


“Free to molest.”

Daniel Greenfield

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.

The media has found its latest civil rights cause. It’s not the plight of Christians in Muslim countries who are being blocked from coming here as refugees because Obama’s refugee policy favors Muslims. Obama brought over 2,000 Syrians here in July. Only 15 of them were Christians.

It’s not the rising fear of an Islamic terrorist attack in Jewish synagogues. I have lately witnessed unprecedented levels of security at synagogues including guards in body armor and checkpoints. Racist Muslim violence against Jewish synagogues has been a staple of Islamic terrorism for too many years.

But instead the media has highlighted the civil rights cause of the burkini.

The “Burkini”, a portmanteau of “Burka”, the all-encompassing cloth prison inflicted on women in Afghanistan by the Taliban, and “Bikini”, was banned in France along with its parent, the Burka.

While Muslims massacre innocent people in the streets to shouts of “Allahu Akbar”, the media has once again decided to ignore these horrors in favors of broadcasting some petty Muslim grievance.

Does it matter what Muslim women wear to the beach? Arguably the government should not be getting involved in swimwear. But the clothing of Muslim women is not a personal fashion choice.

More here.


Sharia compliance is never a symbol of freedom……

fear in islam

My opinion on the matter is that the niqab and other face covering garb have to be banned due to security reasons, the rest should be freely worn like any socialist marxist or nazi garb, it’s just that the public should be freely allowed to discriminate against the wearers of these totalitarian/supremacist symbols.

If a neo-nazi wearing the swastika walks into a kosher restaurant and demands to be served, the owners of that business should be free to refuse him/or her service. The same with anyone who is deeply offended by the symbols of totalitarian/genocidal marxism, such as a moron wearing a ”che” t-shirt to an establishment run by Cuban refugees who suffered under that regime.

Same with islamo-fashion. Anyone who feels offended by the outward symbols of that murderous ideology, should be free to exercise their freedom to discriminate against their symbols of tyranny.

Burkini Britain: After the French ban, this startling image from Brighton beach split UK opinion. But is it a symbol of repression or a sign of Muslim women’s growing freedom, asks SARAH RAINEY

Women wearing Islamic dress were photographed enjoying themselves on Brighton beach 

Women wearing Islamic dress were photographed enjoying themselves on Brighton beach

Women wearing traditional Islamic dress were enjoying the day at Brighton beach last week

Women wearing traditional Islamic dress were enjoying the day at Brighton beach last week

Photographs of a woman being made to strip off a loose blue top to reveal a vest on in Nice shocked many and now a picture of women wearing traditional Islamic clothes on Brighton beach has split opinion.

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No apostate from Islam would want to have a sharia driven police officer officiating over their concerns.

Nor liberty loving individuals in general.

UPDATE: In the Netherlands muslims attack an other muslim without a hijab, as an infidel whore. Do you really think that she would feel at ease with a hijabbi muslima police officer taking her account of the incident?



Turning a pound catering to the Islamization of their country.

House of Fraser has added to its range of sports clothing for female Muslims with a selection of black unitards for adults and children

In April, the high street store started selling sports hijabs that are designed for women to wear while doing exercise

In April, the high street store started selling sports hijabs that are designed for women to wear while doing exercise

  • House of Fraser is now selling black unitards for female Muslims 
  • It is selling costumes for swimming and aerobics that cover legs and arms 
  • They have launched a version for both women and young girls   

House of Fraser has extended its range of sporty clothing for Muslim women.

The high street store is now stocking black unitards for adults and black body suits that come with a separate black hijab for children.

The new items of clothing, which are produced by the company Shorso UK are designed to be worn for swimming and aerobics.

The company already supplies the bodysuits to more than 60 primary and secondary schools in the UK.

Jessica Robinson, Shorso UK’s Regional Commercial Director said: ‘We are very proud of our achievements with House of Fraser and will be growing our range within the next few months.

The launch of the new £36 unitards at House of Fraser comes two months after they started selling sports hijabs that are designed for women to wear while doing exercise.

The high street store has a number of the brightly covered head scarves on sale on their website.

The hijab covers the head and chest and is worn by Muslim women after the onset of puberty as a sign of modesty in the presence of men who are outside their immediate family.

House of Fraser is now selling a range of sport hijabs for Muslim women

House of Fraser is now selling a range of sport hijabs for Muslim women

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No scarf, let the skirt slide.

More importantly, end Muslim migration into France and Europe at large.

France outcry over Muslim schoolgirl’s skirt ban

29 April 2015

Veiled pupils play in a playground in May 2011 at the Alif private Muslim school in the French city of Toulouse

Pupils at a private Muslim school in Toulouse wear veils and long skirts

France is facing a fresh backlash against its strict secular policy after it emerged a 15-year-old Muslim girl was sent home from school because she was wearing a long black skirt.

The student, named as Sarah, was twice blocked from classes because the principal said her skirt broke a ban on religious signs in schools.

The girl removed her headscarf but said the skirt was not a religious symbol.

The case has provoked angry reactions online.

The hashtag #JePorteMaJupeCommeJeVeux, or “I wear my skirt how I want to” has had more than 45,000 tweets since Tuesday.

More here. H/T: Fjordman

NOTE: Prediction: this will lead to removal of the veil law at some point in the future. Again, the bigger issue is ending Muslim migration, as well as insisting that the public has the fundamental right not to subscribe to their (Muslims) religious symbols and values, meaning, store owners can refuse people wearing veils, selling pork wherever they want and schools and other public institutions not catering to halal demands.



Thankfully Nazi Germany (Hitler’s Joseph Goebbels) never had such market skills to dream such a thing up. 

Extremist clothing sprouting fundamentalist propaganda is being sold online and from loca

Islamists wearing a call to arms on their sleeve: Clothing with fanatical slogans being sold across Sydney

ISLAMIC fundamentalists in south-western Sydney are wearing propagandist paraphernalia freely available for sale at local markets and online to show their support for jihadi bloodshed.

Shirts and hoodies with rifles, pistols and fanatical slogans are being seen more regularly in Western Sydney, including Auburn and Granville — two suburbs where a number of the reported 150 Australians engaged in the sectarian violence in Syria and Iraq are believed to be from.


Extremist clothing sprouting fundamentalist propaganda is being sold online and from local markets across Sydney's southwest

Extremist clothing sprouting fundamentalist propaganda is being sold online and from local markets across Sydney’s south-west.

DA1 Custom Clothing, a company registered at Auburn, has stalls at the Auburn Markets and Granville Family Festival and sells its merchandise online.

Extremist clothing sprouting fundamentalist propaganda is being sold online and from local markets across Sydney’s south-west.

The Islamic Brotherhood hoodie has become popular, with Shahada scripture supporting one Islamic nation for all people. Other items include a shirt bearing two pistols and the words “Submit to None But One” and Islamist headbands and flags.

DA1 sole director Dogan Anderson did not return calls or texts yesterday.

More here.




dildo sharia

Dutch halal sex shop hooks up with German erotic giant

A Dutch online shop selling halal sex products announced Wednesday an alliance with Europe’s largest erotic retailer to tap into the lucrative Muslim market, potentially worth billions of euros.

The founder of Amsterdam-based El Asira, Abdelaziz Aouragh, said the deal with Frankfurt-listed Beate Uhse (Xetra: 755140news) came four years after his company first launched a range of erotic products that do not contravene Sharia law.

El Asira, which means “Society” in Arabic, launched its range of discreet products in 2010, including sensual oils based on the highly sought-after agar wood oil — one of the world’s most expensive natural raw materials — to massive acclaim and approval from the local Muslim community.

“We will take 18 of our Islamic branded products to the market through Beate Uhse,” Aouragh told AFP.

“Considering we’re targeting a (global) market of around 1.8 billion people, the potential is huge,” he said.

Beate Uhse, based in Germany’s Flensburg, approached El Asira in 2012 with a business proposal to throw its weight behind the Dutch company to market their products.

“We think we can learn a lot from El Asira on how to tap into the Muslim erotic market,” Beate Uhse spokeswoman Linda Blommaert told AFP.

Both Aouragh and Blommaert stress the venture is far removed from the traditional sex shop image of dildos and pornography that would not be permitted under Islamic law.

“The products we’re putting on the market have nothing to do with blow-up dolls or vibrators,” said Aouragh, a second-generation Amsterdammer of Moroccan descent.

More here. H/T: Fjordman



Boko Haram is just following Mohamed dictates.

Islam supports, promotes and defends the slave raiding, and sexual use (read = rape) of non-Muslim females.

Nigerian ‘Sex-Slaves’ Disrupt Obama Narrative on Islam

Boko-Haram-5_2909162bIslamic law permits the possession of concubines, or sex slaves.  This has been demonstrated countless times, including through Islamic clerics quoting Islamic scriptures, and through ordinary Muslims, past and present, acting on it.

That said, Islamic sanctioned sex-slavery does not perturb the Western world simply because the powers-that-be—specifically academia, media, and government—ignore it, and all other unsavory phenomena associated with Islam, out of existence.

Interesting, therefore, are the responses from the authorities—comical one might even say—when one of these everyday anecdotes actually does surface to the general public.

Enter the recent abduction of nearly 300, mostly Christian, teenage schoolgirls in Nigeria at the hands of Boko Haram, yet another Islamic terrorist organization plaguing mankind.  As expected, the group justified its actions in Islamic terms, with its leader declaring on video, “I abducted your girls. I will sell them on the market, by Allah….There is a market for selling humans. Allah says I should sell.”

Of course, for those in the know, none of this is surprising.   In March 2012, Boko Haram warned that it would do just this, declaring that it was preparing to “strike fear into the Christians of the power of Islam by kidnapping their women.”

Moreover, of all the human rights abuses I catalog in Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians—and these are depressingly many—Boko Haram’s has resulted in more Christians killed than in the rest of the world combined.

The group has bombed or burned hundreds of Christian churches in the last several years, most when packed for service, including on Christmas Day andEaster Day, leaving countless worshippers dead or dismembered. In its bid to cleanse northern Nigeria of all Christian presence—a repeatedly stated goal—it has threatened to poison the food eaten by Christians and stormed areas where Christians and Muslims were intermingled, singling the Christians outbefore slitting their throats.

Go to my monthly “Muslim Persecution of Christians” series (currently 31 in all), and see the innumerable atrocities that Boko Haram has been responsible for in the last two-and-a-half years—many of which make the recent Nigerian girls’ abduction pale in comparison.

More here.



I like the fact that it was done by an Arab and in Israel. There was no intention to hurt the feelings of Muslims”, said the father of the new designer talking with 2 Online. “Certain elements tried to take it in different directions, but we emphasize that there was no intention to harm Islam or the holy book.”


koran verse dress

Arab Fashion Designer Threatened over Quran Dress

A young woman who designed a dress that features verses from the Quran has received death threats. Police have been called in.

By Gil Ronen

First Publish: 1/7/2014, 1:51 PM

A young Arab woman from northern Israel who studies in the Shenkar College of design, has received death threats from Muslims because of a dress she designed, reported Nana10. The dress features verses from the Quran.

A picture of a model wearing the dress was upladed to Shenkar’s Facebook page with the title – “Cat on a hot tin roof, the Arab Spring version.”

More here.




cylons in burkas

If you think Egyptian tourism has taken a serious hit since the overthrow of Mubarak by the Muslimaniacs, you haven’t seen anything yet.


Egypt Introduces Saudi-style Islamic Moral Police Force

Egypt has quietly introduced a Saudi-style Islamic religious police force in order to implement the moral principles of Islam using “non-violent methods”.

The Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, an informal group, made the announcement at a press conference in Cairo.

“We have absolutely no relationship with the ‘morality’ committees in Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Somalia or Nigeria. We will only offer advice to those who want to listen. We shall have no business with people who refuse to listen to us,” said the committee’s founder, Hisham el-Ashri.

The committee says it will not interfere with the work of the state’s security forces and has issued assurances that it will not target nightclubs.

Nonetheless, el-Ashri said: “If a drunken customer comes out of a nightclub, we would prevent him from driving until the police arrive, so he won’t hurt himself or others.”

The new police force arrives as the national turmoil that followed the ousting of former dictator Hosni Mubarak shows no sign of abating.

After an interim period, the democratically elected Mohamed Morsi took over as Egyptian president but has so far been unable to quiet the country’s unrest.

“We would not use violence [to achieve our goals] unless there was an assault from the other side that causes bloodshed. But small acts of violence towards us would be overlooked,” added el-Ashri.

He said that the recent assaults on women, adultery and unofficial weddings would not have taken place in Egypt if the committee had been formed earlier.

Mutaween, the Islamic religious police of Saudi Arabia, is responsible for implementing strict Sharia law.

More here.



Islamofashion is obviously not to high on the AKP’s agenda, with the PM’s wife showing off her track suit during a party function. KGS

Milanese ‘the coolest dressers in Europe’

Milan trendies beat Paris, Rome, London counterparts
14 September, 13:48

(ANSA) – Milan, September 13 – The Milanese are the coolest dressers in Europe according to a new poll from TripAdvisor. The trendy inhabitants of Milan beat out their counterparts in Paris, Rome and London thanks to the way they translate catwalk looks to the streets, according to the survey of 3,000 European travellers. Parisian fashion lovers came second and Roman trendies third, followed by fashionistas in Barcelona, Madrid and London. Stockholm was seventh, followed by Florence, Copenhagen and Amsterdam.

Istanbulites were voted the worst dressed in Europe.

H/T: Baron Bodissey


Nearby, a Russian-speaking model dressed in a sky-blue version of the same outfit whispered to a friend, “I look like a clown.”

Turkey’s going to hell in an Islamic handbasket. The Russian model got it right, looking like a clown is Islam’s response to the Western bikini.


Muslim swimsuits bare little on Turkish catwalks

Hair driers blast air and racks of clothing clatter past as organizers make their final preparations for a fashion show.
Some of the backstage bustle is downright comical. Short Turkish women, carefully wrapped up in trench-coats and brightly-colored Muslim headscarves, struggle to help towering, leggy models from Slavic and Latin countries change in and out of outfits.
This is not your typical fashion show. The show is highlighting Islamic women’s clothing — even though very few of the models working here are Muslim.
“Listen, I’m coming from Venezuela [where] we are always walking in shorts, t-shirts, flip-flops. Not afraid to show it. But here it’s totally different,” said Cristina Buderacky, a model who stood more then six feet tall in a peach-colored lycra outfit that resembled a pair of long-sleeved pyjamas with blousy trousers.
She later made a half-serious plea for help as a Turkish woman slipped a two-piece “bonnet” over her head. The headpiece tightly covered Buderacky’s hair, leaving only her neck and face exposed.
Nearby, a Russian-speaking model dressed in a sky-blue version of the same outfit whispered to a friend, “I look like a clown.”


Anti-burka attitudes are the new racism!

From the Gates of Vienna: One of the debating techniques commonly employed by the Left is to take a worthwhile principle and exaggerate it or invert it to create absurd distortions of moral arguments and force its opponents into a swamp of rhetorical excess, false analogies, and categorical errors.


1. Freedom of speech

As CNN noted last week, radical Muslims utilize their First Amendment rights to proclaim their hatred of non-Muslims, to applaud the killing of infidels, to celebrate the coming destruction of Israel, and to support all manner of violent action against anyone who opposes the expansion of Dar al-Islam. They repeatedly approach the line between free speech and incitement, but carefully avoid crossing it.
The “flying imams”, in their legal action against the airline and airport authorities, were at pains to point out that everything they did was protected by the Constitution. British Muslims who carry placards exhorting their fellows to “kill those who insult the Prophet” loudly insist, without any apparent sense of irony, that they have a right to free speech when they do so.
But any speech that criticizes Islam is entirely another matter, and so we come to:
2. Freedom of religion
A Muslim’s freedom of religion trumps the right to free expression of anyone who expresses a negative opinion of Islam. Such “insults” show disrespect, express “racism”, and are forms of “hate speech”.
The OIC has carefully constructed a well-funded initiative to criminalize criticism of Islam under the banner of human rights, using the principle of freedom of religion to insist on the rights of Muslims everywhere not to be offended.
Freedom of religion also requires that non-Muslims institute halal menus, install footbaths, allow the separation of the sexes, and supply all the other accoutrements that Muslims demand for the unhindered practice of their faith.
For Muslims, freedom of religion doesn’t mean being left alone to practice their faith as they see fit. It means an active accommodation by non-Muslims to whatever conditions Islam insists are necessary.
3. The rights of women
Islam draws from the lexicon of Western feminists to codify the restrictions it places on women, according to both scripture and Muslim tradition.
The wearing of the headscarf then becomes a “right”, which just happens to be something that Muslim women want to do. The fact that women who dare to go unveiled are routinely beaten or killed — and that an awareness of this prospect helps women focus their minds on claiming their “right” — is ignored.
The strictures of sharia as they apply to women — whether they concern the veil, marriage, divorce, child custody, or ownership of property — are recast as the “rights” of women.
Pliant Muslim spokeswomen routinely assert their right to be treated as inferiors by custom and under the law.
The last of these items is demonstrated by the gradual evolution of a woman’s “right” to wear the hijab. The boiling of this particular frog begins with innocuous assertions of freedom of choice.
Read it all here.


Maryam Elo: I get long stares
You think? The interview was not as bad as one would think, academic from Helsinki University, Susanne Dahlgren, did in fact say that it’s difficult to communcate with someone who is completely covered like the woman sitting next to her, and that the since the 70’s it has become increasingly standardized thoughout the ME. No longer are local traditions reflected in the garments being worn, they are all pretty much of a same or similar style of garment.
Those who follow the Tundra Tabloids knows full well how the TT feels towards burkas, niqabs, they should be banned from the streets of Europe and elsewhere. They are in fact a symbol of oppression of women, as well as being an affront to male dignity. A woman entirely covered reduces the female to being an non-entity, and the male to that of an animal. It sets a wrong set of ideals and values for society in general.
Another strike against the full covering is the fact that it becomes a security risk, and in this day and age of international terrorism, having people floating around in full length bags with their identities concealed, is downright foolish. The hijab, or head scarf, is another article that is difficult to ban in a free society, but private businesses should be free to ban it if it doesn’t mesh with its overall image.
Another alternative to the prickly issue of wearing the Islamofashion in Western society, has been solved by the Tundra Tabloids’s colleague, Eeyore over at Vlad Tepes, he offers the following as a possible solution:

VT: The perfect solution to Islam and gender inequality. A simple, elegant solution. All devout religious Muslims who wish to make their women dress according to the laws of sharia must also wear the same thing. Good for the goose right? Must also be good for the gander.
A one size fits all, practical solution which would allow the women to work at UPS, the men to know that their women are properly covered, a nice shield so that the men are also easily recognizable as devout Muslims in case we encounter them on a bus, train, airplane, military base, on a bycicle with large saddlebags etc. and can take proper defensive action, and although her face is covered, we can still actually identify the person with this suit on. I call it, the ‘Beerka.

Only Vlad Tepes could “bee” so clever. KGS


Katja Kuokkanen:
Gee, how Islamophobic are Finns?

Yeah, sorry to bother you all with yet another journalist walking around in a burka, trying to experience for herself, just how terrible it might be for Muslim women to wear their anti-male warding off devices”. What’s amusing is that she fails to find any outward hostility or “racism” from the Finnish population, so she’s forced to describing the reaction of a couple of drunks, as well as the “intense attention” she gets from some Muslim males attracted to her outfit.

It borders on corny, and leaves the reader wondering whether the journalist, Katja Kuokkanen, a product of the anti-Israel Diaconia University of Applied Sciences (Diak) which has extensive projects with the Palestinian Authority, is dissapointed that her project is not going her way. She admits that the burka is not easy to wear but in the end, she finds something worthwhile about it, saleswomen are not eager to run her down and badger her with their sales pitch. KGS

H/T Esther from Islam in Europe

HS journalist in full burka turns heads in the shopping malls of Helsinki

The black chiffon in my eyes causes a mishap. I bump into the shoulder of a black man as I turn away from the counter in an ethnic shop.
The man gives an apology – in the usual way. Then he really sees me: a dressed woman in a black abaya-niqab from head to ankle, a decorated black cape and veil that also covers the face.
The man nearly bows and renews the apology in an Arab dialect. I have never been honored in such a way.
When you visit the ethnic shops on Helsinki’s Hämeenlinna road there are all kinds of covered women coming from the direction of Hakaniemi’s subway corridor.
The aim is to try to understand what covering up feels like and how other people react to it. I go to the eastern center (of Helsinki), because it seems natural to: Islamic dressed women are often seen travelling east on the metro.
The first reaction on the orange car comes immediately.
“Hey, that is one hell of a sight,” cries out a drunken man to his three druken buddies on the congested metro. Other people skillfully avoid my face.
“Hey, you left this.” My hair was tied in a shiny donut under the veil, but it fell on the metro bench.
I didn’t know whether I should say thank you to the considerate middle-aged woman, when I couldn’t decide whether to speak Finnish in the experiment and reveal my cover.
Placing the scarf on my head, a young Somali girl in the Hämeentie store pointed out, that, few Muslim women wear the outfit I have on.
She said she avoids black, because it only raises attention and adds to the drama. Cheerful multicolored scarves are better, and a young woman in Finland decides herself how much she wants to hide.
There are a lot of gawkers in the shopping center. A youth with a can of Rainbow cider goes around a column back and forth and spills his drink from being startled.
Okay, black is really dramatic. I get used to the dress itself, it is light and warm. On the other hand, for example, it is difficult to pay at the cashier with black gloves on. Nor can you see properly behind the veil, only shapes can be distinguished in the evening lights.
A family of three has bought icecream and is about to sit next to me. An approximately five year-old boy is going to be amused by my appearance.
The parents are hesitant. I could imagine the mind truggling between the child being scared of a person, and tolerance. They sit however. Poika ei päästä minua syrjäkareestaan jäätelöä lipoessaan. The boy was not let near me with the ice cream being licked.
I decide to go outdoors to the Puhonen flea market. On the Turunlinnan road crossing I had an unexpected contact.
An elderly Somali pronounced in a low voice “salam aleikum,” Peace be with you.
I become more sensitive. I do not normally have contact with Muslim women.
This is repeated many times: Muslim women of different ages and from different ethnic origin wearing the veil utter something that is a greeting, but I do not understand it.
I get a reaction from the Muslim men in the front of flea market. Perhaps an Iraqi or Turkish man with his friends comes up – and stare. They stare with an incredible intensity. I stare back but he doesn’t know it from behind my veil. He also looks at my behind.
Later, at the door of an ethnic market another man shouts. “Hello! Hey, Wait.” I don’t wait. It seems that a fully covered Muslim woman does not answer to that kind of an invitation.
Such things like that are not heard in Finland.  Living in France, sometimes I got those kind of shouts after me. I don’t answer.
A few hours later I decide to take the metro to the downtown Kamppi Center.
There are always eager cosmeticians or hair stylists which you usually run away from.
Fully covered you’re left alone, not bad.