Zuhdi Jasser on the burkini-clad model posing for Sports Illustrated:
If the point is to please the very conservative, Orthodox Muslims, they are hardly sitting there waiting for the new edition of Sports Illustrated.
It’s hilarious, and of course Jasser is making a joke to highlight the idiocy of the situation. The burkini model is there to let people virtue-signal by praising her “courage” and “feminism.” This isn’t about Muslims or for Muslims. People want to boost their progressive credentials by making socially appropriate noises. The model is an accessory. Like an expensive handbag among very rich folks.
What I always wonder is how the progressive snowflakes always know the approved position on everything. How do they know so fast that the burkini model should get heart emojis and not angry or sad emojis? Does the mothership beam the message directly into their brains?