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Reminder to Amazon: Hijab is a religious matter. It is not cultural.

Reader comment on item: Hijabs on Western Public Women

Submitted by Prashant (United States), Nov 18, 2022 at 20:04

Dear Dr Pipes,

Islamism penetrates our lives hidden under the umbrella of diversity, inclusion, and other such causes. Today I ran into an Amazon webpage about Women Entrepreneurship Day. A computer graphics by Amazon showed six women entrepreneurs. One of them is shown to be wearing a Hijab. Showing hand-drawn or computer-drawn graphics with women in Hijab is not a matter of encouraging diversity. It is a matter of promoting an Islamic practice. I want Amazon (and other World corporations) to know that Hijab is a religious and not a cultural symbol. If someone asked me the guess the religions of the six shown women, I will be able to guess only one religion correctly. That says it all.

I would like the readers to realize that if it were a naturally occurring street scene, showing a Hijabi woman in the photograph would have been perfectly OK. In a manually created poster, it is equivalent to promoting a religion. Why did Amazon show only one women wearing Hijab? Why not all six?

I have seen such posters in many other places including in the NYC subways. We need to change it.

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