Religion was used as an ideology, as a system of control. When they forced the veil upon women, they were using it as an instrument of control in the same way that in Mao's China people were wearing Mao jackets and women were not supposed to wear any makeup.
When I first came to Guangzhou in 1981, it seemed such a hard and dour place with everyone in Chairman Mao uniforms. Zaha Hadid
The United States attorney in South Carolina was a Barack Obama appointee. Politically, he is to the left of Mao Zedong. Trey Gowdy