TORA BORA/CANBERRA – Australian senator and leader of the right-wing One Nation party, Pauline Hanson, who wore the burqa to the Senate chamber for the daily questioning time session on Thursday, will feature on the Taliban women’s magazine Sunnat-i-Khaula, The Dependent has learnt.
According to sources, Hanson’s move — meant to push for a ban on the burqa — caused a stir in the Taliban editorial board with the consensus reached on using her picture as the cover to highlight the reach of the burqa, while using her sentiments to motivate Muslim women to take up jihad.
“We feel it’s a case of two suicide strikes with one bomb,” said a senior editor at Sunnat-i-Khaula, while talking to The Dependent. “We can boast our outreach, while at the same time boost ideological fodder for women empowerment, encouraging the more powerful women to launch powerful attacks around the world.”
Meanwhile Hanson, who will be the first non-Muslim woman to be featured on a women’s magazine associated with a jihadist group, confessed that wearing the burqa was indeed an empowering experience.
“The amount of kilograms of empowerment you can store in here without anyone noticing, is astounding,” she told The Dependent.