February 10, 2011
Enter: Revolutionary Fashion Police?
Haroon Moghul, Huffington Post
Just a few days ago, an ABC News anchor asked his correspondent on the ground to explain the Muslim Brotherhood to their viewers. We were told that they weren't the Taliban, they weren't mullahs (which the Taliban are also not) -- we were reassured that the Brotherhood, although a very conservative movement with views often at odds with our policy interests, was modern. They "wear business suits," and such is the definition of modernity and the sophistication of the conversation. Of course, Hosni Mubarak, a brutal dictator, also wears business suits, which tells you how helpful our sartorial prejudices are.
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