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Jakarta Post

Hijab, betrayal and prejudice

  • Indah Setiawati

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, January 23 2011   /  10:39 am

Khalifah (90 minutes, produced by TriXimages and Frame Ritz)
Starring Marsha Timothy, Ben Joshua, Indra Herlambang,
Jajang C. Noer, Titi Sjuman, Yoga Pratama, Dion Wiyoko, Brohisman
Directed by Nurman Hakim and Nan T. Achnas
Written by Nurman Hakim  
Produced by Nan T.Achnas, Nurman Hakim, Sentot SahidDark color is always intimidating. So, what comes across your mind when you’re seeing a woman wearing a black niqab? Given the constant portrayal of Muslim radicals as the perpetrators of terror attacks, seeing a woman in niqab — a veil covering the entire body, including the hair and face, exposing only the eyes — one would instantly relate it to radicalism. Prejudice probably comes to mind.Is she a part of a hard-line organization? Is she a wife of a terrorist? Does she wear the niqab all day long? Why does she wear a niqab instead of hijab, a head covering veil...