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Hijab is nothing more than a fashion accessory

by GustavoMustafa

 

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."

Comments

Whatís Masta? All my

On January 25th, 2008 Small Blue Thing says:

Whatís Masta?


All my prays are for The One.

Perhaps "Masta" is a

On January 25th, 2008 Sitaram says:

Perhaps "Masta" is a colloquial form of "master", using a dialect which Mark Twain popularized.

Hijab is a personal

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.

Iím boycotting the hijab

On January 26th, 2008 DA says:

Iím boycotting the hijab debate.

I donít really see hijab

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.

"Our integrity sells for so little, but it is all we really have. It is the very last inch of us. But within that inch we are free."
óValerie, in V for Vendetta

 

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