A Hijab is Not a Yarmulke, and a Mosque is Not Just a Place of Worship

Not that leftist Moonbats could tell the difference.

Muhammad was right:

  2.171 “Disbelievers are deaf, dumb and blind, and they have no sense”. 

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, who is in Abu Dabi, wore a headscarf when she visited the Sheikh Zayed Mosque this morning out of respect for the customs, traditions and conventions of Islam, says Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal. The queen is on a two-day state visit to the United Arab Emirates.

“Not to have worn one during a visit to a mosque wasn’t an option. In that case, the invitation to visit to the mosque, one of the most important in the United Arab Emirates, would’ve had to have been refused,” explained Mr Rosenthal.

Geert Wilders:  “Deplorable presentation” of the queen

Going to a mosque is not obligatory for the Queen of the Netherlands.  The ‘invitation’ should have been refused. (Or does she oblige the Mohammedan headbangers to visit a church when they visit Holland?)


His comments come in response to criticism from the Freedom Party (PVV) about the clothing worn by Queen Beatrix and Crown Princess Máxima who, with her husband Prince Willem-Alexander, is part of the royal party visiting the UAE. The PVV had complained that, by wearing a headscarf, the queen was lending legitimacy to the oppression of women under Islam.

Mr Rosenthal pointed out that Queen Beatrix also adjusts the way she dresses when she visits synagogues and cathedrals.

‘Waste of time’

The democrat D66 party was quick to point out that PVV leader Geert Wilders himself wears a yarmulke when he visits the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. Green Left MP Tofik Dibi not only slammed Mr Wilders’ comments about the queen’s dress but also the responses to them as a waste of time.

Dutch News calls the headrags “traditional”

Queen Beatrix, princess Maxima don traditional robes for mosque visit

Sunday 08 January 2012

Queen Beatrix’s 50th state visit of her reign began on Sunday in Abu Dhabi with a visit to the biggest mosque in the United Arab Emirates.

The queen and princess Maxima both wore long gowns and covered their heads for the visit to the Sheikh Zayed grand mosque, the queen tucking a blue headscarf around her hat.

Geert Wilders, leader of the anti-Islam PVV, used the microblogging service Twitter to describe the queen’s appearance as ‘sad’ and asked why the government had not stopped this happening.

A spokesman for the state information service said the queen and Maxima covered their heads while the mosque to show respect for the UAE’s traditions. The queen always adapts to traditions in the countries she visits, the spokesman is quoted as saying by the Volkskrant.

5 thoughts on “A Hijab is Not a Yarmulke, and a Mosque is Not Just a Place of Worship”

  1. The difference is that Israel and the Jewish people are NOT the enemies of the Netherlands (or of the US, or any Christian nation), and wearing a yarmulke or other modest attire in a synagogue is not a symbol of submission to anyone.

  2. Hi there

    Nice video, worth watching, I like watching spiritual videos. Nice to see women wearing cap in the above photo.


  3. Shame that you feel Islam is so violent and fail to see the good side of the religion or its many denominations. But since you hate religious evil doers, I suppose you must really hate Christianity. Hitler said he killed Jews because he was doing “God’s work” and then there’s his political/spiritual descendant Bush who was told by God to invade Iraq. Bad Christians ain’t they ?

    1. Please explain where I “fail to see the good side of the religion or its many denominations”.

      Please provide quote and reference for when and where “Hitler said he killed Jews because he was doing “God’s work” and when and where his political/spiritual descendant Bush was told by God to invade Iraq.”

      If you cannot substantiate your claims this will be your first and last post here, ‘Ric’.

  4. Ric,
    Please answer the Sheiks questions!!! I, personally, have had enough of dolts like you . Many , in fact MANY, violent crimes are committed in the name of islam and justifieid by islam – tell us what is good about islam again.

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