(London Independent) Pity the poor hijab. Hated by liberals, looked at suspiciously by ordinary members of the public, and obliged to endure an intimate relationship with its owner.
Now, the US military has offered its own considered opinion on the subject, with a suggestion that the headscarves worn by some, but not all, Muslim women, represent a form of "passive terrorism."
This week, it was reported that a policy paper issued by the Air Force Research Laboratory and titled Countering Violent Extremism: Scientific Methods & Strategies, included a chapter that contained some strange and unproven thoughts on radicalisation. The Intercept reported that in addition to the comment about hijabs, is a claim that support for militant groups is driven by "sexual deprivation".
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