Wednesday, August 5, 2009
British Muslim takes off her Hijab after realizing it is worn for social reasons, not religious as claimed by Islamists
Jobeda Ali, a British Muslim, bravely rebels against the recent acceptance of the hijab and embarks on a journey to unwrap the liberal western tolerance of the hijab and discover the degree to which women in the Muslim world are prepared to rebel against the hijab.
Muslim women in the west defend their right to veil themselves only because they already benefit from the privileges of western liberalism and feminism.
The debate is overshadowed by French, British and American Muslim women, who have portrayed the hijab is an acceptable cultural norm. But by wearing the hijab, they actually do a disservice to women in the Muslim world, for whom one of the effects of wearing the hijab is to be denied equality and freedom.
Do women in Turkey defend the hijab as passionately as their western counterparts?