Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

10 Nov 2006, 7:43 a.m.

The Hoodie And The Hijab

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2006 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

So the new attitude in the United Kingdom is that if you want to shield your face from view, by wearing a hooded sweater or a veil, burqa, niqab, etc, this could ONLY BE because you want to make trouble. Haven't the British already had ample opportunities to learn that when you irrationally oppress people, you radicalize them?


10 Nov 2006, 11:52 a.m.

Christmas comes early this year. Sumana gets a comments fields. Dang! The perfect end to a perfect week!

Anyway, I was gonna say, "no they haven't learned anything" and add, this looks like a job for Banksy.

14 Nov 2006, 1:14 a.m.

The US Secret Service reportedly reacted far more sensibly to worse provocation.