A new and worthwhile addition to the Blogging world and my blog roll, meet Saly.
She writes valiantly about women, respect and religion. Strong words. Powerful imagery. Excellent rebuttal.
"I must save The Hoor. And when I return to Heaven, I will revert to who I was, who I should have been all my mortal life but could not. I will remove the veil from my eternal face, so the mortals can see my true countenance. The confiners, catcallers, pinchers, grabbers, assaulters shall witness The Hoor and know their folly. They shall know the heart they hurt, the soul they stained. They shall beg me for my company which they had refused on earth to wench before my very eyes; for a whiff of my hair which they had pulled ruthlessly in the name of marital right; for a glimpse of my fair face that they had seared with acid to preserve their so-called honour. Do they not see the hidden beauty of a mortal woman? Do they not know what they hurt? Is it not ironic then that they transgress the Muslimah while aspiring for The Hoor, not knowing that the Muslimah and The Hoor are but the same? Before resting my bones in dust, I must serve my time on earth and as I close my eyes at the end of each earthly day I hear my mother say, “my beauty, my Hoor.” I must save The Hoor to protect the beautiful nymph in me. I am The Hoor and I will always believe that."