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An interesting, if rather disturbing outbreak of "art jihad" has been noted on the chic boulevards of Paris, where an anonymous “guerrilla street artist” has taken to spray-painting black veils and body-length chadors over images of the sexily dressed models who grace billboards advertising luxury beauty items, high fashion or music. Armed with spray paint and a black marker pen, Princess Hijab (PH) is on a mission to “hijabize” advertising. reports muxlim.com. She claims it is “subverting visuals,” a “noble cause” and “anti-advertising.” So top marks for censorship – but you have to give the girl a little credit for being original though Faith Central does feel she went a little too far hijabizing a picture of a dancing Cinderella. Worrying. Very worrying.

Princess Hijab, TimesOnline 6 Comments [2/28/2009 9:47:45 PM]
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This being France, i expect to see your second-hand hatchback end up as a brazier for the rioting youth.

2/28/2009 11:06:20 PM

Indeedies...

As far as this goes, I see her point, in the face of discrmination againts what she holds sacred she has found a non violent and creative means of protest...

3/14/2009 3:05:58 AM

Rambler

Wrong, but this is definitely one of the better 'Darnest' things one can do.

10/14/2009 5:03:56 PM

Lizuka

Worrying? I think it both makes a good point and is actually pretty clever; it's not being done for the sake of forcing Islam on people by the sound of it.

10/2/2010 5:25:13 PM

DviniT

I think it's kind of cool. She's rebelling against cultural norms.

10/2/2010 5:30:19 PM



Well, I agree that it is insulting to all mankind to use a human being, man or woman, as a mere aesthetic prop to sell some products, but still for me it isn't difficult to make a choice between mild moral depravity as a byproduct of freedom of expression, and extreme moral policing resulting in NO freedom of expression. This girl(?) is just another stupid teenage vandal responsible for damaging public property. Maybe she just really, really needs to get laid, and can't because of the whole "Islam" thing.

10/2/2010 6:58:37 PM
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