Dhabah Almontaser's extremist hijab makeover - From fundamentalist to Islamo fashionista
May 30, 2008
"If you know me, you'll know I'm extremely fashionable. I wear extravagant jewelry and wear the hijab in different styles." http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2007/03/on-new-yorks-khalil-gibran-international.html#latest
"After a great deal of soul searching I decided to follow my heart and cover my hair. Wearing the hijab empowered me to reach my personal and professional goals. It gave me a high stature. People recognized and respected me for what I knew, not for my physical presence. Being a modern woman in traditional garb has made me a role model for young women across the city."http://www.gothamgazette.com/commentary/107.almontaser.shtml
"Many have asked me to take off the hijab in public and wear it when I get to work or class. I very much appreciated their concern and told them not to worry. But taking off the hijab was not something I would do. I cannot compromise when it comes to my beliefs.I would rather die than take it off. For me, it would almost be like asking me to walk around topless."
MIM: After the start of the KGIA controversy Dhabah underwent and "extremist hijab makeover"
April 14 2007