Led by Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand, Christian, Jewish, and other non-Muslim women all around the country were decked out in the leading symbol of Islamic supremacism and misogyny – the hijab. UAE capitol Dubai even lit up an entire skyscraper building with hijabi Ardern’s image on it. When was the last time you saw Muslims en masse wearing crosses or stars of David around their necks after even one of the many Islamic terrorist attacks against us?
We are all very sad. We can all condemn the terror attack in Christchurch. But must we give up our culture? Do we see the same reaction when we are the victims of Islamist attacks? #Christchurch pic.twitter.com/SwVfa2bgcG
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) March 22, 2019
And if that isn’t bad enough, look at this photo of New Zealand women in hijabs flashing the one-finger salute identified with the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group. Such ignorance is beyond stunning.
IB Times The salute has become common in Islamic State (Isis) propaganda, both from the battlefield and in the final minutes before a shaheed – or martyr – embarks on a suicide bombing.
The salute was used early on in the days of IS and even by leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during his first speech at Friday prayers after the takeover of Mosul. It also has a solid jihadi pedigree, said Rita Katz, director of SITE Intelligence Group.
The gesture has been used by jihadis for years, including high profile ones like Osama bin Laden. Within the jihadi context, the raised index finger takes on political meaning as well, widely rejecting any form of government not under Shariah law,” she said.
Since then, it is not only used by fighters and supporters of IS but by those celebrating weddings in ISIS-held areas.
Like the Nazi salute or the raised fist, the gesture has become an integral part of ISIS propaganda, particularly among the young. Videos from ISIS-held areas frequently show small children saluting with a single finger in unison while shouting IS propaganda.
It also helps bolster the central idea of the caliphate, that it is a unified Islamic state that stretches not just across swathes of Iraq and Syria but the wider world.