69 million page views

Why do you care?

Reader comment on item: Burqas and Niqabs in the Classroom?
in response to reader comment: Face Veils are Intrinsically Dehumanizing

Submitted by Sammy (Canada), Nov 14, 2007 at 22:51

Why does everyone care about Muslims all of a sudden? Everything from what they wear to how they behave to how they practice their religion... Why NOW?

So because a crazy fundamentalist (Osama) orders to kill Americans now every muslim is a suspect for everything that does not "fit into the norm of the society?" WHo cares what muslims wear or do not wear why is their fashion (religious) forced or not.. why is it such a huge issue?

Were Germans targeted and blamed for everything when Hitler destroyed human lives? Were Russians because of what Stalin did?

I do think that its a little awkward wearing a NIQAB in the western world because no matter how much the society and the media objectfies women, people in general do not stare at women like they do in middle eastern countries. However, hijab should never be banned, I am personally against the banning of NIQABs too but the way that terrorists are ruining the reputation of Muslims around the world, Niqab may not be an option. It may not be a safe choice to let somone walk around with their faces covered, in that case i feel that yes by all means ban it.


Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2024 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)