1 readers online now  |  69 million page views

Hijab should not be presented as a symbol of diversity

Reader comment on item: Advice to Non-Muslim Women against Marrying Muslim Men

Submitted by Prashant (United States), Feb 6, 2021 at 01:47

Dear Dr Pipes, Islamic hijab is making its way into our day-to-day lives in unpresidented ways. Many time people, companies, and marketing agencies denote and use Islamic Hijab as a representation of diversity. I think it is naive to treat Hijab in this way.

Showing a Muslim woman wearing a Hijab in a marketing ad is not equivalent to showing a Japanese person eating Ramen in an ad. Ramen comes with nothing more than some noodles, some food and a lot of broth. A Hijab comes with a lot more. It comes with centuries of subjugation of women, possibilities of polygamy with 4 wives, with Islamic self-righteousness, and, worse, with a
desire for world domination and a desire to convert everyone to a single way of thinking. There is nothing diverse about Hijab. In fact, Hijab is antithetical to freedom and diversity.

Naivette about Hijab must end. It should not be shown in ads as a moniker of diversity.

Submitting....

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".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Hijab should not be presented as a symbol of diversity by Prashant

Email me if someone replies to my comment

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".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2021 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.)