Hijab is nothing more than a fashion accessory
Posted January 25th, 2008
I donít consider a veiled woman pious and holier-than-thou. Most I know are no different in piety and "purity" than those who choose not to veil. My Persian secularism sees veils as merely a vestige of the past, that comes and goes with the changing of the wind (political-religious climate). To "serious white Muslims," the Islam of today is not the Islam of 1947 when we saw the partition of South Asia along religio-nationalistic lines. Most hijabis are not as puritanical as they may be perceived by extremists and non-Muslims. But according to Lailah, Iím an uneducated tawdry "Mediterranean" complexion Persian-Mexican who needs the guidance and "connections" of the white "Masta."
On January 25th, 2008 Small Blue Thing says:
On January 25th, 2008 Sitaram says:
Perhaps "Masta" is a colloquial form of "master", using a dialect which Mark Twain popularized.
On January 26th, 2008 lailah23 says:
Hijab is a personal choice. Wear it or donít wear it, its up to the individual. What it says to the general public in America is; religion, or perhaps lack of freedom, either way, if you are secular and you donít want to wear it, donít wear it. And as far as puritanical hummm I frankly am not that into other peoples personal lives to say whether someone wears hijab honestly or not. In fact who am I to say that or anyone for that matter. Letís assume that we are all just humans making choices and some make good ones some make bad ones. I canít demean someone for making either. I donít know what Masta means, perhaps the poster GustavoMustafa can tell us.
On January 26th, 2008 DA says:
Iím boycotting the hijab debate.
On January 27th, 2008 bashirkareem says:
I donít really see hijab as a fashion accessory, although it certainly can be one. I see it as a combination of religious adherence and expression of identity. Indeed, to the women Iíve spoken to who wear it, it is very much a religious requirement. Even if I donít agree, I know I gotta respect that.
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