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Geert Wilders Upset that Queen Beatrix Wears Headscarf in Visit to Mosque, Forgets He Wore Yarmulke to Synagogue

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Geert Wilders Upset that Queen Beatrix Wears Headscarf in Visit to Mosque, Forgets He Wore Yarmulke to Synagogue

Geert Wilders and his PVV Party are upset that Queen Beatrix, queen of the Netherlands wore this “hijab-hat” while visiting a mosque in Abu Dhabi:

Queen Beatrix visits mosque in Abu Dabi

Queen Beatrix visits mosque in Abu Dabi

Wilders Seemingly forgot that he dressed like this while visiting a synagogue in the United States:

Wearing a Yarmulke (Yamaka) is okay but not the Hijab

Getting upset over celebrities and world leaders wearing Islamic or Muslim garb while visiting a mosque or Islamic holy place is a regular theme amongst Islamophobes, we have covered their angst about this before, Daniel Pipes’ Unhealthy Obsession with the Hijab.

Here is a Radio Netherlands post on the subject (via. Islamophobia-Watch):

Queen’s headscarf causes row

(Radio Netherlands Worldwide)

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, who is in Abu Dabi, wore a headscarf when she visited the Sheikh Zayed Mosque this morning out of respect for the customs, traditions and conventions of Islam, says Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal. The queen is on a two-day state visit to the United Arab Emirates.

“Not to have worn one during a visit to a mosque wasn’t an option. In that case, the invitation to visit to the mosque, one of the most important in the United Arab Emirates, would’ve had to have been refused,” explained Mr Rosenthal.

His comments come in response to criticism from the Freedom Party (PVV) about the clothing worn by Queen Beatrix and Crown Princess Máxima who, with her husband Prince Willem-Alexander, is part of the royal party visiting the UAE. The PVV had complained that, by wearing a headscarf, the queen was lending legitimacy to the oppression of women under Islam.

Mr Rosenthal pointed out that Queen Beatrix also adjusts the way she dresses when she visits synagogues and cathedrals.

‘Waste of time’
The democrat D66 party was quick to point out that PVV leader Geert Wilders himself wears a yarmulke when he visits the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. Green Left MP Tofik Dibi not only slammed Mr Wilders’ comments about the queen’s dress but also the responses to them as a waste of time. (emphasis mine)



  1. Wilders is ignorant.

  2. Wtf??????

  3. What a massive Ignoramus, a big nut-job, everything that comes out of his mouth is ridiculous!

  4. It’s about respect, dude.
    Of course she will wear it.

  5. Because being polite and respectful is so upsetting. Geesh, what a fool. I bet he’s the idiot that want tourists to be banned from coffeeshops. Archaic, ignorant way of thinking.

  6. Idiot!

  7. Was at a baseball game and there was an American-Muslim family in front of me. Some a-hole made a comment that the mans wife did not remove her hijab during the national anthem. We told him to mind his own business and pointed out that other woman did not remove their hats. They don’t let women into St. Peter’s in Rome unless they have their heads covered. Some people are so damn ignorant and just plain stupid.

  8. Wilders should stop smoking that legal Dutch ganja. Or, maybe, smoke more of it. At any rate, he really should keep his gob shut and stop showing the world what an incredible ass he is.

  9. If it upset Geert, then it has made my morning 🙂

  10. SHEESH! The few times I went to a Catholic church with friends, I would NEVER have considered entering the chuch without at least a hankershief on my head!

  11. Its about respect and that is lost on the uninformed and unmoving right

  12. Brooke: lol, i agree. Poor little Geert “upset” . . . then he turns around and flings the most disgusting and irrelevant insults at other politicians and gets all worked up if they are “UPSET”

  13. ROFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL I can just see him freaking out, “OMG OMGOMGOGMOGMOMGOGMOMG IT’S A SCARF….ON HER HEADDDDDDDDDDDDDD OMGOMGOMGOMGOOMGOMGOMGOGM JENKINS, THROW ALL MY SCARVES OUT!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAH” As he holds up the two finger hex symbol. Seriously….seriously….shouldn’t he be more worried about oh I don’t know….the economy, rising water levels, the dense population troubles….oh fuck that!!! IT’S A HEAD SCARFFFFFFFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And pooof!!! he disappears, because everyone knows that hijabs are like kryptonite.

  14. The lady on the far right in the brown dress is Princess Maxima. She looks fab in that dress and her hijab is quite beautiful. I really like her hijab and she does look very nice.

    Also, you can see this message Beatrix left in the mosque guestbook in a picture on the royals’ blog:

    “The Grand Mosque of Abu Dhabi stands as a shining symbol of the spirit of the United Arab Emirates and the wisdom of the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Father of the Nation. As well as a house of worship and an important centre of learning it is a beacon of hope sending a strong message of tolerance, respect and mutual understanding to all.

    On the occasion of the State Visit of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and Their Royal Highness the Prince of Orange and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed al Nahyan.

    Sunday, January 8, 2012″

    The picture is near the bottom…

  15. I’m a Christian, and I would definitely wear a hijab in a mosque. Like others have said before, it’s a respect thing. There is nothing wrong with showing respect to cultures that are not there own, and I’d also like to say that if someone thinks Islam is oppressive, they should look in their own back yard. There are some denominations of Christianity that are very strict about how women dress. It’s all about culture, and different areas have different cultures. It’s not a big deal.

  16. This coming from a guy who dyes his hair to hide in true heritage?

  17. Yea, God forbid people be respectful in a place of worship! That does include following the appropriate dress code so of course a woman is going to cover her head while in a mosque whether she’s royal or not!

  18. Geert Wilders has partly jewish ancestry from his mother side.
    So the yarmulk fits him.

  19. Beggars cant be choosers 🙂

  20. If people like this guy were in charge, women would be stoned for WEARING hijabs…

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