Enter the Ninjabi

June 15th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Reuters has reported that Muslim women are packing classes for NINJABI, a self-defense course designed especially to help ward off pervs and Islamaphobes even within the confines of religious dress.

And I must say, Ninjabi sounds like a gay old time indeed:

Every week around 30 Muslim women, most wearing veils, gather in a community centre in east London to learn how to block, knee and punch would-be attackers or lecherous men targeting passive-looking victims.

The organisers, who named the classes after Japanese Ninja warriors and women who wear the hijab, say Muslim women are looking to fight back against unwanted advances and a rising number of anti-Muslim attacks.

“The ladies love the Ninjabi thing. It gives them a good giggle,” said class instructor Dee Terry, who is not a Muslim herself…

The organisers plan to split the class according to experience, using names inspired by 1970s Hong Kong films starring martial arts legend Bruce Lee.

The beginners’ level will be called “Enter the Ninjabi”, the next will be “Return of the Ninjabi”, then “Way of the Ninjabi”. The organisers also plan to expand the Ninjabi concept.

FUN!

But even though I’m laughing, this shit totally breaks my heart.

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