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Islamic Porno Lingerie

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Occasionally Jason Koutsoukis, Al Age's Middle East Correspondent, takes a brief respite from his primary task of demonising Israel to lavish praise on a neighbouring Arab country. This weekend he turned his approving gaze to Syria's underwear fetish. Interestingly, Al Age's version is titled "Lingerie entices shoppers on the road to Damascus" (maybe because Melbourne readers are considered more straight-laced), whereas Sydney Morning Herald readers are treated to the more saucy title "Sex and the souk - the Syrian knack for knickers"

IT IS oddly unsettling watching an Iranian woman shrouded in a black chador buying a pair of battery-powered knickers that fall to the ground at a clap of the hands. 

Anything goes, though, in the swarming Souq al-Hamidiyya of Damascus, the place to go to browse through the wildest, most ingeniously lascivious collection of lingerie known to womankind.

Singing underwear with strategically placed vibrating lights; bras spun from sugar so feathery they melt in one's mouth; and ensembles that make Barbara Eden's costume in the 1960s sitcom I Dream Of Jeannie seem prudish, are all the norm.

Aisha Hosseini, 37, a mother of four from Tehran, was only too happy to expound upon the wisdom of stocking her closet with sultry nightwear.
''We like to have fun too,'' said a beaming Ms Hossein . ''My husband is happy when I keep him guessing.''
But the trip to Syria was not just a shopping expedition...it was also a chance to make a pilgrimage to one of Islam's holiest sites for women, the Umayyad Mosque.
''I think the conversation about women in the Western media is often about how unhappy we are, or that we don't have the same rights. From our perspective it is different.''

Louai Hijazi, 29, the owner of the renowned Meraeza boutique, said proudly that when it comes to lingerie, the couturiers of Syria have it all over their rivals in Paris and Milan.
''We have not just the best quality, but the best imagination,'' he said, pointing to a mannequin attired as a racy air-hostess costume that comes complete with gold embossed winged hat.
''Look at the quality of stitching here,'' he insisted, holding a push-up bra featuring two oversized birds nests. ''We have taken some things from Western culture, but we have added our own twist.''

Another big seller is a transparent bra and G-string made of sugar fondant consisting of little more than a few strings and tiny mesh triangles that come in a variety of flavours including honey, pineapple and chocolate.

Other designs include diamante patterns spelling words such as ''Look'' and ''I Love You'', garments marked with red bull's eyes that glow in the dark and a chain-mail get-up that could have come straight from the lurid imagination of Henry VIII.
''We do our best trade on Wednesdays and Thursdays,'' Mr Hijazi said. ''Right before the weekend when people like to have fun.''

Rafah Beyram, 48, said she was visiting Damascus from Jordan, where she runs her own lingerie boutique.
''Our best customers are mostly mothers who come in and buy for their daughters before they get married. It's accepted that this is part of what makes a happy marriage, and keeps a husband from wanting to take another wife.''

Not all prospective buyers are married. Jomana Arslan, 28, from Shaqqa, south of Damascus... said she just liked the excitement of buying lingerie.
'I just saw the film Nine with Penelope Cruz. She is my inspiration,'' Ms Arslan said.
''I think as women in the Middle East we are becoming more confident.''

In a Western shopping mall, lingerie wares of the sort seen in Damascus would be taboo. Yet outwardly conservative couples such as Ibrahim Nashaf, 32, a construction worker, and his wife Samiya, 28, who are from Aleppo in the north of Syria, are remarkably free of any such inhibitions when it comes to making lingerie purchases.
''This is a part of our culture,'' said Ibrahim. ''Yes, we are very traditional but when we are at home we like to express ourselves.'
' (source)

Well Jason, you got one thing right. Lingerie like this would be confined to seedy sex shops or ordered as on-line porn. "Oddly unsettling" you comment. Personally, I would say that is an understatement.

And you spilled the beans on what drives the need for such porno-lingerie - a woman's desperate attempt to keep a husband from wanting another wife!

Mr Hijarzi might say that people like to have fun, but one wonders if it is a one-way affair. Did the Yemeni child bride who died within a week of marriage after her husband penetrated her "like to have fun"? Did Mohammed's child bride, Aisha, "like to have fun", or would she have preferred to play with her dolls?

As a woman, I find this article quite sickening, and I would venture to guess that my male friends, who see women as companions and equals, would as well. Frankly, it demeans women and reveals the sickness within the soul of the Muslim male, who views a woman a merely a sexual object.

On June 12, Al Age promoted Syria as a holiday destination. In Tales from the souk we learn about its delights:

In dead cities and crowded bazaars, Helen Anderson discovers a rebel queen, musical corsets and living treasures.

...Damascus is the lingerie capital of the world...musical corsets with fairy lights, nipple-less bras fringed with feathers and edible knickers, I have never seen such an array of women's underwear... I watch a man wheeling around frothy mounds of rainbow-coloured cotton bras for £S100 each – about $2.50. Barely-there undergarments inspired perhaps by the sauciest tales in One Thousand and One Nights are displayed prominently alongside shops selling hijabs and the long shapeless coats of the devout – rather than being regarded as slightly smutty, this glorious world of lingerie created with a wicked sense of humour is designed to keep Muslim marriages humming along. And in the shop above the shopfront will be the "fantasy" section – but that's another story.

Helen takes time off from eulogising porn to praise a Muslim hero:

I realise I knew little about the Muslim defenders until I stood in a garden outside the Umayyad Mosque in Old Damascus, once a temple to Jupiter in the Roman era, then a Byzantine church. Before me is the modest tomb of Saladin, the Kurdish Muslim leader who captured the Kingdom of Jerusalem from the Crusaders in the late 12th century and the arch enemy of Richard the Lionheart of England. His acts of chivalry have become legendary – after he captured Jerusalem in 1187, he allowed Christians to leave unharmed and ignored the ransom his vizier imposed on departing Christian troops. Thin and sensitive, Saladin is said to have rescued children and wept openly when those he loved died. (source)

What have women come to when they praise fetish underwear, which reduce women to men's playthings? Whatever happened to the Western feminists who in the 60's burned their bras in revolt against a male-dominated society? Why are they strangely silent in the face of real oppression of women?

Islam, by relegating women to inferior status, fosters this sick mindset.

Coupled with this is the promise of a porno paradise with endless prostitutes and young pre-pubescent boys if men fight the jihad. And let's not forget that infidel women can be raped at will.

Pornography demeans women.

And it demeans men too.

Islam promotes pornography, which harms women.

Dear readers, I should be interested to hear your comments.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 July 2010 21:38  

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