Can you imagine if we set up a Christian Girl Scout Troop? If we had a special celebration when they took their first Communion complete with a special patch? I don’t want to even think about what is happening with the boys and their scout troops. Note the paragraph that I highlighted in the post.
Welcome to the official website of the Islamic Committee on Girl Scouting.
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I’ll wager that Robert Baden-Powell (1857-1941), founder of the Scouting movement, never imagined that a Girl Scout troop in the United States would be celebrating little girls donning the headscarf – but that’s what happened at a recent event held by theMuslim Scouts of Michigan at the Islamic House of Wisdom in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. Tarek El-Tablawy of The Associated Press describes the scenewhen 43 girls, ages 8 to 11, attended a Takleef Festival, described by the Arab-American News as “a celebration of girls committing to hijab.”
The girls line up in two groups — one dressed in white, the other in pink gowns and hijabs. On stage, they approach a copy of the Quran held by another girl. Gently kissing its spine, they pass underneath as parents in the audience snap away with digital cameras. “That’s my baby,” beams one father. …
Organizers of the Takleef celebration are well aware of the spiritual and cultural challenges these girls face in deciding to wear the hijab. “A couple of these girls are taking the veil before their mothers are,” says 38-year-old Ali Ibrahim, one of the scout volunteers organizing the celebration. “We even have one girl whose parents are not convinced and are trying to get her to take off the veil. May God guide her.” …
A song airs over the loudspeakers during the play, summing up, in Simon and Garfunkel-like acoustical melodies, a Muslim girl’s answer to criticism: The hijab “is a simple cloth to preserve her dignity/So lift the veil from your heart/And see the heart of purity.”
H/T: Daniel Pipes who has been covering this issue for a decade, and has updates that are worrisome to say the least.