There are a great deal of hypocrites in the Islamic world, but most pale in comparison to Indonesian housewife Risti Rahmadi. If you think this is one of those Desperate Housewives scenarios, you’re gonna be disappointed; Rahmadi’s an extremely devout Muslim. She’s married and has spawned two offspring, one male and one female. She claims to oppose all non-Islamic influences in her and her family’s lives, but has no problem exposing her poor innocent children to such western immorality as The Amazing Spider-Man.
Rahmadi is part of a growing movement in Indonesia to promote women wearing the hijab. In fact, she seems to wear it all the time – she’s quite possibly a “never-nude,” like Tobias from Arrested Development. She and many of her fellow housewives have united to attempt to encourage Indonesians to spend their time praying instead of enjoying themselves, and to spend their money at Islamic venues instead of heathen hellholes like shopping malls. When interviewed, she stated: “I think Indonesia has become too western.”
However, Rahmadi takes her children to see western movies like the aforementioned The Amazing Spider-Man, which portrays western relationships and public displays of affection. The hypocrite protested against Valentine’s Day this year, claiming it should be renamed “Hijab Day.” Why? Because it promotes showing affection in public, which is apparently like some awful thing in Islam. I can understand not wanting to PDA if your significant other is some sort of awful trainwreck of an embarrassment, which I suppose someone like Rahmadi who wears a ninja costume is, but seriously now. What’s so bad about holding hands?
Rahmadi is also a connoisseur of halal foods, and is involved in the stereotypical housewife activity of cooking classes with her halal-foodie friends. Halal animal slaughter involves exsanguinating the animal without anesthetizing it while a Muslim reads words from the Qur’an, as if that somehow makes it holy and not barbaric. Don’t support animal cruelty – don’t buy halal food.