...in the name of justice and obedience


I received the message quoted below from my good old friend in Malacca this morning, and I found it is very interesting, hence my obligation sharing it here in my humble blog:
‘When asked about her Hijab by Journalists and how it is not proportionate with her level of intellect and education, she replied:
Man in the early times was almost naked, and as his intellect evolved he started wearing clothes. What I am today and what I’m wearing represents the highest level of thought and civilization that man has achieved, and is not regressive. It’s the removal of clothes again that is regressive back to ancient TIMES"’
Tawakel Abdel-Salam Karman became the international public face of the 2011 Yemeni uprising that is part of the Arab Spring uprisings. She has been called by Yemenis the "Iron Woman" and "Mother of the Revolution." She is a co-recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, becoming the first Yemeni, the first Arab woman, and the second Muslim woman to win a Nobel Prize and the youngest Nobel Peace Laureate to date.
Tawakel is a Yemeni journalist, politician and senior member of the Al-Islah political party, and human rights activist who heads the group "Women Journalists without Chains," which she co-founded in 2005. She gained prominence in her country after 2005 in her roles as a Yemeni journalist and an advocate for a mobile phone news service denied a license in 2007, after which she led protests for press freedom. She redirected the Yemini protests to support the "Jasmine Revolution," as she calls the Arab Spring, after the Tunisian people overthrew the government of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in January 2011. She has been a vocal opponent who has called for the end of President Ali Abdullah Saleh's regime.
A daughter of Abdel Salam Karman (who once served and later resigned as Legal Affairs Minister in Ali Abdullah Saleh's government), a lawyer and politician, Tawakel was born on 7 February 1979 in Mekhlaf, Ta'izz province, Yemen. She grew up near Taiz, which is the third largest city in Yemen. She is married to Mohammed al-Nahmi.
She earned an undergraduate degree in commerce from the University of Science and Technology, Sana'a and a graduate degree in political science from the University of Sana'a.