“The veil in front of your eyes is much more dangerous than the veil on my hair.”
The sign of protester in France in reference to the law which places a ban on face veils.
Flawless people. I can’t with this world. I just CANNOT. I want to cry. This world. What is wrong with you people. These women can’t walk down the streets of their own country, go to school, to the groceries dressed the way they want to because they’ll be fined, it’s illegal, they’ll be sent to re-education classes. Their own country. If you are a Muslim you will be judged instantly, you can’t walk down a street, can’t walk into an airport, get into a plane, tell someone what you believe in without people telling you’re a terrorist, without being judged, without being ostracized. This is what we live with everyday. Who gave you the right to tell these women what to wear and what not to wear? No one. So stop it.
has anyone read any good feminist analysis of this fuckery/islamophobia masquerading as “liberation” happening in france? i read this too at the daily what but i’d love to read a critical analysis…
A year after putting her competitive basketball career on hold over a headscarf ban, a Muslim player is considering taking her case to Switzerland’s top court.
Sura Al-Shawk, a Swiss citizen of Iraqi origin, appealed her regional league’s ban in September 2009 and her case has rumbled on ever since. It is still nowhere near to being resolved, according to her lawyer Daniel Vischer.
Ohhhhh…headscarf is soooooo oppressivee…..WoWOooooooooOOo
LOOK WHO IS BEING OPPRESSIVE NOW. :|
Imane Boudlal stopped working at a Disney cafe until a dispute over her head scarf is resolved. Disney says it clashes with the cafe’s early-1900s theme.
What, Disney thinks there were no Muslims in the early 1900s?
A lady wearing hijab had walked by, and the two seated women started talking about it. ‘I really wish we didn’t have to ride with those people,’ one lady said. ‘You can never tell what those people are thinking,’ said the other one. ‘I never know if they’re going to blow up the train or something.’ I’ve obviously heard this sort of nonsense before but it really affected me today. I thought of all the Muslim women and girls who wear hijab in order to feel closer to God, and the shit they have to go through because of that. I thought of the girls in high school who were ostracised because ‘they could be hiding a bomb in there.’ None of them would have hurt a fly but hardly anyone bothered to learn that. I thought of Fatima’s mum, who faced issues in her workplace because of her beliefs. I thought of my own Aunt Noor, who had her windows smashed in and ‘TALIBAN’ painted on her garage after 7/7. I thought of all the women across the western world who are trying to be a part of these societies but are made to feel like the Other because of the fact you can’t see their hair. I will never understand why people are so awful.
It’s a sad situation when you can feel hate for someone you’ve never spoken to.
Man, not once did I ever think about nuns. What the fuck! How did I never think about nuns and how they parallel???
And has anyone ever tried to ban the habit because they felt it made others uncomfortable, or because it looked like nuns were hiding something, or because it held connotations with “hateful acts” made by the associated religious group? Have they? I mean, tell me if they have, but I’m willing to bet even then it happened 99.9999% less often than it does with Muslim women.
OMG CHIBI TUDUNG IS SO CUTE
+1 adorable; +1 to the questions
Italy and 10 other European states urged the continent’s top human rights court on Wednesday to overturn its ban on crucifixes in schools, arguing they were signs of national identity and not overtly religious symbols. The alliance of traditionally Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christian countries backing Italy’s appeal against the ban which was handed down last November reflected their concern that the court had set a precedent for strict secularism across Europe.
A group of 33 European Parliament members also supported Rome’s appeal against the ban, which shocked the country and the Vatican at a time when Italy and other European states are debating immigration and religious rights for Muslims. The European Court of Human Rights ruled last November in favor of an Italian woman who said the crucifixes violated her right to raise her children in a secular way. It said the Italian law requiring them in all classrooms violated the state’s duty to neutrality.
how, HOW can they be arguing this while also banning the burqa? YOUR POSITION IS LOGICALLY INCOHERENT, GOOD DAY.
Amel Marmouri, 26, was stopped by carabinieri officers in a spot check outside a post office in Novara in northern Italy and given a 500 euro (£431) fine, payable within 90 days. Ben Salah Braim, 36, the woman’s husband and a building worker, said he would respect the regulation, but would have to confine his wife at home since the Koran forbade other men to see her face. “Amel may not be looked at by other men,” he told Corriere della Sera. “Our religion is explicit on this,” he said. “If this is the law in Italy, what can I do? I don’t know how I am going to find the money to pay the 500 Euro fine.”
wow, it’s almost as if the law ostensibly designed to “liberate women” is in fact punishing them for being subject to larger religious and cultural forces! who would have thought!
There is no way they could have seen that in advance! NO WAY.
The Fear of Hijab is Legitimate
I have often wondered why a woman in Hijab participating freely in this society is perceived as so threatening. I have always thought that fear of such women was unfounded. After all, her wearing Hijab has nothing to do with anyone else-it only has to do with her commitment to Allah. But now I realize the fear is legitimate.
“Muslim women are a threat.”
Hijab Sends a Message of Acceptance and Rejection
A woman who covers herself out of the love of Allah is not just stating something about what she accepts but she is also saying something about what she rejects. Any woman who refuses to play the gender games that are so basic to all societies is going to be pushed out.
Women have always been expected to play some kind of role in every society. In North America, a great part of this role revolves around sex and the aura of sexuality. Any relationship involving men and women has some kind of sexual undertone.
When a woman covers herself she is rejecting that role, she is saying sex will have nothing to do with her public life. It is the fact that she has taken out of the discussion her physical self that people find so upsetting.
Interesting article. You can read the rest here