What happens when a company hires employees or offers awards based on ethnicity rather than talent? L'Oreal and Revlon both discovered that ethnicity is only skin deep, but pathological hatred cuts right to the bone.
There are forces at work in the West trying to convince women that the hijab is a symbol of power and diversity, that it's progressive. Never mind that women in Saudi Arabia and Iran are protesting the forced wearing of the hijab, the chador, the burkha, and other portable prisons. We're just supposed to accept the hijab as empowering because the right people have told us so and the right trendy artists have made it chic. Taking part in that cultural lie are L'Oreal and Revlon. But now, they and other progressives are starting to find out that it's not the hijab they should be looking at, but rather, what's under the hijab.
Amena Khan announced her decision to step down from the campaign in a Twitter post on Monday, where she also claimed to have deleted the controversial posts about Israel. Breitbart Tech reported on Khan’s anti-Israel tweets on Friday, including her comments that Israel is a nation of “child murderers” and an “illegal state.” L’Oréal Paris UK did not reply to a request for comment from Breitbart Tech on that story.
“I deeply regret the content of my tweets I made in 2014, and sincerely apologise for the upset and hurt that they have caused,” declared Khan in her post. “Championing diversity is one of my passions, I don’t discriminate against anyone. I have chosen to delete them as they do not represent the message of harmony that I stand for.”
Oops! Somebody at L'Oreal didn't do their homework.
Meanwhile, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh turned down an award from Revlon because:
“I cannot accept this award from Revlon with Gal Gadot as the ambassador,” Al-Khatahtbeh announced in a statement on Twitter. “Her vocal support of the Israel Defense Forces’ actions in Palestine goes against MuslimGirl’s morals and values.”
Amani Al-Khatahbeh is the editor-in-chief of the online magazine, MuslimGirl. What are MuslimGirl's morals and values? According to Tablet Magazine:
A good place to start may be a piece, published by MuslimGirl in 2016, entitled “Israel’s Organ Harvesting and the UK’s BDS Movement”.
Written by “Yelena,” a mysterious doula from San Francisco, the piece is mostly a rehash of professional anti-Semite Alison Weir’s riff on the blood-libel—a conspiracy theory in which Israel occupies Palestinian territory in order to murder the locals and loot their body parts. But like all knockoffs, the piece’s craftsmanship is poor, so Yelena’s version is helpful in that it sheds Weir’s usual scrupulosness and directly cites anti-Semites as sources. What sources does “Yelena” offer to document the ghoulish crimes of which she accuses the Jewish state? These include Iran’s PressTVand 9/11 Truther Michel Chussodovsky’s conspiracist web site, GlobalResearch. Both are classic “fake news” media, distributing anti-Jewish conspiracy theories by the shipping container throughout the Internet. Most troubling, however, is the article’s quotation of retired Cal State psychology professor Kevin MacDonald, a darling of far-Right anti-Semites, who couches standard white-supremacist teachings about Jewish “white genocide” in trappings of evolutionary psychology.
We are waiting to hear if Revlon has any comment about their Jew-hating award winner.
We know that there are members of our local Jewish community who thirst for diversity and thrive on interfaith outreach. How much research have they done on whom they're reaching out to? How many Amean Khans and Amani Al-Khatahbehs are there in the Detroit area?