On going shopping
[ by Charles Cameron — this one’s for the Thomas Hegghammer’s “Bored Jihadi” archives ]
For that special occasion when formal “penguin” attire is required, all black and white — yet with a casual artistic / rebellious flair:
A good place to shop for such things if you happen to be in Istanbul — Islami Giyim, or Islamic Clothing:
Of course, you may not feel like dressing in support of terror — but you can still have swag:
This tote-bag carries an Arabic inscription that reads:
The only goal of this text is to spread panic among those who fear the Arabic language.
And there are in fact people for whom a small amount of Arabic script is enough to call in the bomb squad, as occurred a few days back in Marshall’s Creek, Pennsylvania:
Mmm, date-filled cookies!
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