i lost my hijab in the bushes

Hijabi love is alive and well in Annaba. During a 2-day stay we witnessed not one, but two romantic encounters, and I swear to God we weren’t looking for them! Both were witnessed from the bird’s-eye view from our hotel balcony.

I won’t go into great detail, for after all my object on this blog is not to titillate…but let’s just leave it that both involved women wearing full hijab and ended with, shall we say, full contact. The first involved a woman doing what I’d call a pole dance without the pole for her man to the sound of rai music coming from the car stereo, which then proceeded to a more intimate encounter in the car. The other took place in a wooded area just below our hotel, where couples apparently congregate in the afternoon. One such couple escaped to a bushy area (no pun intended, really) where we actually could see them in flagrante, albeit from far away…but don’t worry, she kept her hijab on. The oddest thing was they then proceeded to wash with a bottle of mineral water, which I suppose was to adhere to islamic law which requires a full washing after sex (or perhaps they were getting ready to pray to ask for forgiveness?).

OK, I promised to stop talking about the contradictions of religion here in Algeria, but sex in the bushes while wearing hijab?...a bit much, and I just had to mention it. Now to be fair, I shouldn’t assume that they were premarital or even extramarital encounters. I’ve heard that the housing shortage and economic hardship sometimes means that even married couples sometimes have a hard time finding time alone...

1 comment:

koonj said...

boy, that sounds like quite a feat ...