2 readers online now  |  69 million page views

the habit & the hijab

Reader comment on item: An Unveiling: Separate, but Acceptable?
in response to reader comment: Muslim Women against the Niqab and Burqa

Submitted by donvan (United States), Nov 28, 2006 at 09:53

Firstly, if you wish to be a nun, then become a christian, study for years, make application, be accepted as a nun and devote your life to Jesus Christ. So we can establish the dissimiliarity between a Muslim female with a scarf and a religious group within the Holy Roman Catholic Church.

The "Hijab" as I understand it is a scarf with the ends tucked in and covering the forehead to hide any hair which may show. This is an extension of the Muhammedian notion of female responsibility to prevent male attention. And ,presumably,to indicate an ultimate submission to Muhammedism. In any case , it is becoming a red flag to the host population. Islamophobia has become more rampant, as stats from the Islamic Council. indicate .Any symbol of Islam, the cresent and star, burquas,hajibs,etc all make the islamophobes nervous. But I gotta tell you, you got every right to wear any head covering you want, but we gotta see your face.

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 the habit & the hijab by donvan

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.)