“It was the colonialist’s frenzy to unveil the Algerian woman, it was his gamble on winning the battle of the veil at whatever cost that were to provoke the native’s bristling resistance.”

–Frantz Fanon, from the essay “Algeria Unveiled” in his book “A Dying Colonialism,” 1959

The full essay “Algeria Unveiled” is useful to read for insights into the psychopathology of ‘war on terror’ persecution of the Islamic veil.


(Photo from Kashmiri Uzma Shaheen on Twitter)