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Sep 20 2013

Cleric tries to tell woman how to dress

And it doesn’t go well for him.

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  1. 1
    Jackie, all dressed in black

    I imagine he an Pat Roberson would be the best of friends.

  2. 2
    Forbidden Snowflake

    Randa, do you invite guests in order to give them a hard time?

    Journalism – how the fuck does it work?

  3. 3
    besomyka

    “I’m the one leaving, not you” *literally drops mic*

    Awesome!

  4. 4
    Marie-Thérèse O'Loughlin

    A lot of people of late have been retweeting about this very brave presenter. She took a brave risk on air telling the cleric what she really thought of of his antediluvian way of behaving. More power to her for taking a stance. The women of Egypt should take a leaf from her book.

  5. 5
    MrFancyPants

    That. Was. AWESOME.

  6. 6
    Pen

    That was fantastic, but it wasn’t just about her hijab. I think she would have kept it on for him if he’d agreed to address the topics she wanted. Reluctantly, yes, but still. I think she came out of it looking fantastic whereas he looked like a cornered weasel.

  7. 7
    RainbowSlushie^.^

    Hehe, what Jackie said ^.^

  8. 8
    Gregory in Seattle

    I found it amusing — in a rather sick way — that once the scarf came off, he refused to look at her. While he knew he was on camera, that is: he had no problem looking at her before the interview started. It was almost like he was deathly afraid he might get cooties or something, or maybe that hair on a woman was an obscenity (he certainly seemed to have no problem with exposing his own hair.)

  9. 9
    Al Dente

    The Jesus and Mo cartoon up today is appropriate. “Thank you for not provoking my uncontrollable lust.”

  10. 10
    ttch

    Hi, Al Dente. For the record the permalink for that one is Jesus and Mo.

  11. 11
    anthrosciguy

    Jackie, I’m sure as soon as Pat Robertson heard about the 1,000 pounds he rang the guy up to see if he wanted to invest in a diamond mine.

  12. 12
    Pierce R. Butler

    Presumably someone conversant in Arabic would have objected if the (clearly too few) subtitles were blatantly mistranslated.

    That said, I still suspect the source: MEMRI has long had a reputation as an <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_East_Media_Research_Institute"<Israel-lobby mouthpiece.

  13. 13
    Pierce R. Butler

    Groveling apologies for the HTMess in # 12!

  14. 14
    johnthedrunkard

    PIerce;

    Anyone who fails to grovel at the feet of HAMAS, the Brotherhood, the Mullahs etc. is guaranteed to ‘have a reputation as an Israel Lobby mouthpiece.’

    Without that threat people might dare to ‘offend’ the poor little dears.

  15. 15
    Stacy

    I applauded out loud.

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