I assume most have heard of this nonsense. The recent hostage incident in Sydney, Australia, encouraged an Australian woman to change the subject. She felt sympathy for a Muslim woman sitting next to her on a train who nervously took off her headscarf. The woman in question, Rachael Jacobs, ran after her at the train station and offered to ride with her so as to protect her. Now Jacobs has admitted that she made up most of it (here), that the woman wasn’t sitting next to her and that anyway she had no idea why the woman removed her headscarf or even if she was Muslim.
But let’s say she was right that the woman was Muslim and that she didn’t feel comfortable wearing the headscarf in public. Why should Jacobs care? Most Muslim women wearing headscarves are doing so either because the men in their lives force them to or because they are conservative. Neither is a reason for leftists these days to get upset that one of them removed her scarf. If the first reason is true, then Jacobs (a radical leftist) should have seen it as an act of liberation. If the second reason is true, then it’s very doubtful if Jacobs would approve of her. And it’s not as though leftists are big on being principled these days, that they will support conservatives as a matter of principle (see my last post to see what I mean). Either way, her gesture showed nothing other than her acceptance of the groupthink that pervades the left these days.