What is your opinion on the veil (hijab) Muslim women wear?

Also, what do you think of the Niqab Muslim women wear?

The hijab is worn on the head and is used to cover the hair and the niqab is used to cover the mouth and nose.

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Your opinions in general, people.

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  • Hijab - not bothered

    Niqab - should be illegal to wear in public places. You're not allowed to wear motorcycle helmets into shops, or helmets with black tinted glass at all. Hoodies are frowned upon by the police and it's just another way to seperate equal people. We need to all come together and give each other a hug, not hide our faces and push eachtoher apart. It's so impersonal. All about a mans jealousy ofcourse.

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    • It's not really about a man's jealousy.

      Men LOVE women, Can't really out it in to proper words but in Islam, both men and women have to cover up but it's better for the woman to cover up more to be protected from the "Evil Eye". Looks at the news, men are more likely to me convicted for rape rather than women and the Muslim women are lest likely to be touched at all.

    • Actually in most Muslim countries a raped woman is seen as a cheating woman, and most likely ignored, stoned to death or FORCED TO MARRY THE RAPIST... F***islam, f*** religion, f*** humanity

What Guys Said 10

  • It's not a part of my culture, so it's natural to find it odd. However, it's just a piece of cloth that doesn't really bother anyone. It just represents the person's culture & religion. I generally despise religions and I don't feel comfortable near any religious person (regardless to the religion they follow), I don't run away from them, but I keep the relationship pretty formal.

    A woman wearing the Hijab is just like a man wearing a Kippah (or Yarmulke), or like those people who cover half their chest with a huge cross necklace. To me, it makes no difference. The Hijab is attacked because it represents Islam, not because it looks weird or because it's humiliating to women or anything else that these attackers claim.

    Is it really insulting to women? From what I read about Islam, I found out that a woman must not show any part of her body but her hands and face (even though some disagree and claim that she must also cover these two parts). The main reason behind that is seduction, and I find it ridiculous that men don't get to cover their heads as well, so they don't seduce women. But Muslims say that women aren't visual creatures and even if they liked a man, it's unlikely for them to rape him or harass him, which does sound a bit logical. Anyway, I'm not going to discuss Islam because I don't want to accidentally insult people & I'm not interested in Islam to start with. Some feminists waged a war against the Hijab and the Niqab, claiming that it's offending to women, while they forgot that it's a part of a religion (ideology) and breaking that means going against that religion.

    Should it be illegal? I don't think Hijab should be illegal, but I may agree on the Niqab, due to the danger it may bring with it. A professor of mine taught in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia once and she said that the country forces women to wear the Hijab and cover their bodies completely, everywhere they go. And she understands that because it's a part of their culture, if a woman showed her hair or body in public, she'll probably cause chaos and trouble there. So, yeah, wearing the Niqab in the U.S. or some other western country is , in my opinion, a suspicious behavior that could cause many problems and make people uncomfortable, not because they dislike it or dislike Islam, but because these things are not a part of their culture.

    This is just a brief view on this matter. I hope I didn't insult anyone here, and if I did; get over it.

    Take Care. :)

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  • Agree with Brando

    and the niqab or even worse the burkha is basically worn not to let other men stare at their body,

    Seems a bit extreme and stupid

    If they're are not forced to wear it then it's okay

    I have watched docs on it where religious Muslim women choose not to wear it as it's not mentioned in the Qu'ran and just a part of their society

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  • My opinion is mixed. A lot of non-Muslims wear similar attire to be modest. In arab countries, some non-Muslims wear it. I think it attracts a a lot of women to it (particulary in the west nowadays) because it is seen as more of a rebellion against the sex-crazed media which objectifies women.

    On the other hand, you could face discrimination from bigoted rednecks who deserveto rot in jail

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  • i don't understand it but..whatever..

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  • You want to wear it, wear it, bollocks to people's petty opinions

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  • Gives me a good heads up to avoid them.

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  • I think they look weird compared to what women wear these days. However, deep inside I have a fantasy of taking a Muslim woman dress in those clothings, ripping her clothes off and having my way with her but its just a fantasy.

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    • Yeah, compared to teeny tiny clothing that barely covers ones t*ts and ass, it would look weird.

      Why is that a fantasy for you?

  • I always thought those things would make your head really hot.

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  • I like the look of the hijab. It can look very nice and show a girls face. Maybe I like it because it is foreign and I have never seen one. I do not like how the niqab looks, just showing the eyes. There is nothing there to see. I have no problem with either of them and if girls where them it is fine.

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    • What do you think?

  • It doesn't bother me; a woman should wear what she chooses to. Most Muslim woman I know don't wear them though. I think the entire stigma of Muslims needs to stop now. The Muslim girls I have know over the years, have been amazing people.

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What Girls Said 7

  • I think that the hijab is fine and some girls look very beautiful with them when they wear really pretty ones and they dress nice. The Niqab is ridiculous in my opinion. Its not an Islamic requirement and has nothing to do with Islam. Its more of a cultural thing like for women from Saudi Arabia. I am middle eastern and nobody from my culture wears that. When I see a women with a niqab, I feel sorry for her and get upset cause she is representing Islam in a bad way. So many people ask me why Islam requires women to wear it and I get really frustrated cause it has nothing to do with the religion. I see women at the mall with a niqab trying to eat and lifting their veil just to put food in their mouth while their husbands are just sitting there watching. I hope more people understand the difference between culture and religion.

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  • I think wearing a hijab/niqab/burqa is an individual choice and decision. If a woman wants to wear it to show her cultural identity and ethnoreligion, then so be it.

    It's apart of the Muslim culture and beliefs(modesty), and it sucks that society tries to force their pseudo-feminist, skanky attitude and behavior down everyone's throat.

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  • I don't like it! However the girls that wear the hijab is not a big deal. If that's what they believe then it's cool. But the women that wear the Niqab scare me most. I mean it's not them exactly it's the men who want there women to under them like that. Like a salve. I guess I see as them not being free. Just to be there own women. Dose that make sense?

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  • I have no problem with them- as long as they're a choice made by the woman wearing it. I don't really have enough knowledge to know how often that's true, but from what I HAVE read it's often a personal choice of religion or culture. I think most people know very little about them, and that's sad. If they are something that is inflicted by others, that's when I have an issue- not because of the garment itself but because of the lack of freedom being controlled represents.

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  • If you're for it then wear it. I personally wouldn't but it also doesn't have much meaning to me. I think if I was Muslim then it would have a lot more appeal to me to wear it obviously.

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  • I'm a Muslim girl who wears the hijab so I love the idea of it.

    However the Niqab could be dangerous. I mean, it could be a man dressing up as a woman plotting some kind of danger ;\ but women should wear what they want to wear.

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  • Niqab isn't in Islam by the way. I'm a Muslim and I feel uncomfortable around such girls. Also, it may lead to many problems because you never know the real identity of the girl. It may even be a boy.

    Veil or the headscarf is in Islam, but not the Niqab.

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