Tuesday, June 25, 2002

Earlier this week, my wife T. visited a government building. Standing in front of her, in line for the standard security check, were 3 Arabs - 2 of them women in hijab.

One of the women held a baby that was completely swaddled - so that not even its face was visible (note that it's quite hot here right now). The guard seemed hesitant to "inspect" the baby, and T. got a little nervous. Finally, the guard said "This is just a baby, right?". Then he quickly ruffled the blankets a little - and confirmed that yes there was a baby in there.

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