Atatürk’s wife’s hijab

Various Muslim blogs have published pictures of the reprobate founder of the Turkish republic and his wife, wearing the standard hijab that his followers in modern Turkey want to ban - see Tariq Nelson, Austrolabe, Muslim Matters, which has the most discussion at the moment.

That the wife and mother of “Utter Jerk” wore a hijab won’t really convince Turkish secularists, however; Turkish secularism has been a moving target, with the language changing so much that young people now need teaching to learn Atatürk’s own speeches, and even material written in the 1950s presents some difficulty. One of the pictures is dated 1923, the year before the Caliphate was officially abolished, so they might well dismiss it as irrelevant.

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