The Gargoyle – Kenney tweets misleading photos of Muslim women in chains | Ottawa Citizen

Posted: March 17, 2015 in Canadian Politics, Religion

Part of a re-enactment ceremony similar to Christian Passion Plays.

But Kenney did not explain that the first image is actually from a ceremonial Shia Ashura procession that celebrates the heroism of the prophet Mohammad’s grandson, Hussein, and his family. The girls and women in the photo Kenney tweeted symbolize Hussein’s sister, who was taken in chains to Damascus after he was beheaded.

That is to say, the girls in the photos are actors in a play that depicts events said to have occurred 1,300 years ago. They are not a depiction of the current enslavement of Muslim women. There are thousands of images of these ceremonies online.

via The Gargoyle – Kenney tweets misleading photos of Muslim women in chains | Ottawa Citizen.

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