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as long as the girls themselves want to wear a hijab, then it's completely fine.10
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I think in a open society, face-covering is a no-go beyond necessary face-covering such as helmets. The Hijab doesn't cover a womans face. So I don't think it should be made illegal.
Do I think women should stop wearing it? Yes, definitely. More often than not muslim women are at the very least socially pressured into having to wear it from a very young age without having a free choice in the matter.
To the situation with your dad. I think it was unwarranted, because he targeted his anger towards individual strangers. That being said, there are always two sides to a story. There is a reason why muslims get so much negative sterotypes attached to them. And most of them exist for a reason such as studies conducted showing that even most western muslims consider their own religious laws over the nations laws and many defending violence against disbelievers.
And as it turns out, wearing a hijab is essentially a (female) muslim uniform. You openly make a statement you are a muslim to the point that it is so important to make that statement that you have to wear it. A similar situation would be christians wearing giant crosses on their chest. And as a result you declare that your muslim identity is the most important aspect to your identity - potentially even more important than your own individual identity - because you display that identity before everything else about yourself.0
Should Christian women stop wearing crosses? Should Jewish women stop wearing wigs and tichels? Should Sikh women stop wearing turbans and the bangle? Should Hindu women stop wearing bindis? Nope, nope, nope and nope. So should a Muslim woman stop wearing the hijab? Nope!😆
Honestly I love how some people express concern for “freedom” of Muslim women yet they want to take away our freedom by making us conform to their ideals because they feel intimidated by a piece of fabric😂😂
I’m a Muslim girl, I don’t wear the hijab but I want to start wearing it one day. Many Muslim women aren’t forced to wear it, and we don’t wear it for the sake of men but for the sake of God, and it is completely against Islam to enforce the hijab upon women, so please don’t blame my religion for the faults of individuals☺️20
Yeah let's take away modesty from women who choose to conserve themselves for their husbands. Because we don't already have enough vice here in the west. If girls are allowed to wear G-strings and bootyshorts and show off their assets, who are people to tell women not to wear hijabs? I don't hear people complain about nuns (which I've seen tons of them in Rome alone). Or Jewish women covering their hair aswel (like some places here in Amsterdam). But ofcourse, let's just complain about Muslim women and deny them their right to practice their religion and their freedom to cover their own bodies.20
It is part of their religious beliefs, and I respect the 1st Amendment, and their right to their freedoms of expression, and religion.
I do have issues, though, when some want to press their beliefs upon others, here, in the US, and long-standing ways and traditions.
Now, suddenly, we should just accept their beliefs? Like the ones wanting to take Driver's license photos with their face covered! NO FCKING WAY!! That is Legal ID!!
Some things MUST STAND.
I AM VERY OFFENDED with Omar what-the-fck, and her BLATANT RACISM, as a representative in the House!! People judge Trump, but she is OPENLY Anti-Israel, openly RACIST, and she forced the House to change a 150 year old policy, of not wearing "hats" so she could wear her wrap. I think that is going too far.0
It's tough... Simply because, it's good to just feel like a part of the crowd Sometimes... Instead of sticking out. Now fashionable hijabs, that could be the best of both0
Kind of. I don't mind people wearing it any more than I mind people wearing a hat or ski mask. People want to wear one? Wear one.
What I do mind is that there really isn't anything that gives precedent to a hijab or similar coverup in the Quran. Nada, filch, nothing. It is a few cheery-picked comments about modesty and beauty and then an over the top reaction. There is as much, if not more, ground to justify a hijab in the bible. Claiming that something is mandated by a god when it isn't ever mentioned I take a little issue with.2
This is the reason why a lot of women don't wear the hijab. I don't wear it because I don't feel comfortable being labelled by complete strangers. You're put in a situation where the hijab speaks for you. I don't live in a horrible country or anything, but that insecurity is always there. If anyone wanted to harass a Muslim the women in hijabs are the most vulnerable.
If I were living in a muslim country it would be a decision of mine to wear one.22
Personally i think Hijabs are expression of sexism. They wouldn't exist in the first place if Men didn't tell them they had to back in the past due to sexist reasons. But however i don't think it should be banned. If a women wants to be sexist to herself it's dumb but her choice. And i wouldn't insult someone for wearing one. Just leave them alone instead.10
Its upto them. Who is anyone to stop them? People of other faiths wear things significant to them too for example men belonging to the faith of Sikhism wear turbans. No one is hurting or forcing anyone to wear it especially in the west where you do have people from different faiths and cultures.20
I think there is a huge misconception of what people think goes on when a girl/woman decides to wear a hijab.
A hijab isn’t forced on anyone. And if it is from a young age, that tends to be more of a cultural practice then for the sole purpose of the religion.
A hijab is suppose to symbolize belonging to a religion just like one would wear a cross, a turban, a kipa, dreadlocks... It is meant to serve a purpose of modesty.
I think women (and men) should be allowed to wear whatever they want. And if they also want to wear nothing, I don’t see why not either.0
Your question should instead be
"Does my racist dad need to be better educated?" As it has nothing to do with Muslims.
All sorts of Jewish and Eastern women wear head coverings. A "hijab" is just one style of it.50
I think they should wear it if they want to wear it. Shouldn’t be mandatory and one shouldn’t be shamed into not wearing it. It’s freaking cloth.80
I wish people would learn to mind their own business. I wonder why he felt it appropriate to hollar insults? No not really. I already know. People should learn to think of how others feel instead of thinking only of themselves. Next time you have conversation remind him "God does not like ugly" no exceptions.20
Veils and other coverings of the head give women so much power. Honestly if it wasn't so usual in my country I'd wear a veil/cape. Plus it's a part of their religious practice but I know that some Muslim women don't wear. My opinion is that it shouldn't be mandatory but optional.30
No, not at all. It's not our religion we can't dictate what they wear. Most Muslim women do in fact have a choice on whether they want to wear it or not.50
This is the equivalent of "Do you think men should stop wearing caps/hats/headwear?" and the answer is no for both. We live in a society where men and women are free to wear what they want as long as they follow public decency and private dress codes.10
They have every right to wear the hijab and I don't see why it's anyone else business.
I think some people mix it up with the Burka and Niqab, but it's not exactly the same thing.
If they can avoid it, in order to not get harassed, then it's their right, but if they believe it's mandatory by their religion, it's 100% their right and no one's being harmed by them doing so.0
Why they should do? & why u just botherd by hijab? Its just a personal freedom , if u reverse it why the nuns wear similar to hijab but u respect them !! its different society we r different in culture & relegions as humans we should accept one another if we dont hurt others why we mind differentiating.0
But they should have the right to stop wearing hijabs whenever they want, which they don't have in the majority of cases.
The average Muslim woman would get beaten or beheaded by the average Muslim dad and her brothers for "dishonoring" her family if she chose not to wear it.
That's the problem with "hijab", or rather, the horrifying "culture" that it is an accessory of.0
I personally think it should just be made illegal. I always feel so sad in my heart when I see these poor girls who are forced by their families to live their lives inside cloth bags. The muslimistic countries ofc we can't do nothing about but the ones who are here in the civilized world should be prohibited by law to do it0
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muslim women shouldn't have to change their appearance to appease racists. they're allowed to wear whatever they want. period.
Exactly! One of the most intelligent responses I've seen so far! Nobody should change their beliefs or identity for the sake of appeasing racists. It's not like these racists will ever be satisfied anyway
@TruthBringer but if they get asked to remove it in educational places, stores etc then they should as only fair as people with hoods etc do
@PeterCharie1991 no. they shouldn't have to remove it. there's no reason for them to, and it's kinda bigoted if they're asked. they need to were it because of their religion, plus most muslim women simply feel more comfortable with it on. we're suppose to have religious freedom in the US anyway, so it really shouldn't be an issue.
@TruthBringer yeah! screw them, their opinions are shit anyways
I'm from the uk , so it's one rule for one and not the other , I'm glad a lot countries in Europe have banned the burka
@PeterCharie1991 i see. it should still be acceptable to wear burkas and hijabs and abything else like that. there's nothing wrong with it. they shouldn't have banned burkas either. that's oppressive.
@PeterCharie1991 I'm yet to find out a place where hijabs are forbidden to wear in educational places or stores here in the Netherlands. We speak of hijabs, not burkas.