August 01, 2008
His Hair Was Perfect: Werewolves of Gaza
(Apologies to the late Mr Zevon.) Turkey's so deeply meaningful war over hatwear nearly overthrew the government, and apparently its recent being sent to its room without supper is causing the AKP to temporarily write off the struggle, um, whole cloth. But those profound Turkish wars of meaning over hatwear give way to Gaza, where the struggle over the true hair of steadfastness has reached crisis proportions. It appears that Hamas is now shaving the moustaches off Fatah activists, in retaliation for the jackbooted debearding of Hamas loyalists by Fatah. An ominous development for a society already beset by settlers wielding sidecurls in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention on Treatment of Follicles. Is history so soon forgotten, or are they just returning to their roots? Is it not time to get more bangs for the buck, and yes, rogaine one's freedom? And didn't Munich teach that even a small moustache needs to be stopped early? Turkey has stopped hair-covering, but hair itself remains appeased. Can anyone not see the civilization at stake in all this? What coiffure-textile combination do you feel best reflects optimal social values? Or is this person the secret key to global harmony?
No apologies for stupid puns, prosaic reality is clearly stupider.
Posted by Matthew Hogan at August 1, 2008 09:47 PM
Filed Under: Central Asia , Gender Issues , Islam & Politics , Islam General , Islamism , Levant , MENA Region General , Op-Ed , Political Development , Religious Minorities , Society & Culture
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Ah, and crisis also reared its shaggy head in the Balkans.
Posted by: alle at August 2, 2008 10:00 AM
And here's the Fugitive Coif.
Posted by: matthew hogan at August 2, 2008 01:44 PM