Should the Hijab be banned in schools, public buildings or society in general?
Anti Western, Unsociable and not mandated by the Qur'an.
It sets up a belief among Muslim men that Women are property... A father can murder a daughter and not have it seen as unethical. A husband can beat a wife "Lightly" and rape her and it is his right as her owner...
All justified in the name of control
The problem with wearing an object that obscures the face is the danger of robberies and violence committed by people who would escape because of their anonymity.
Each school has their particular clothing regulations (some don't, but most do). If 'religious' reasons are good enough to let students wear whatever they want, then the KKK should be allowed to wear their garb, Nazi's should be allowed to wear their symbol and Satanists should be allowed to wear an upside down cross or whatever. If you say that Muslims don't offend other people, it sure tells them to offend a lot of 'non-believers' in the Quran. Quran (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them" Quran (8:39) - "And fight with them until there is no more fitna (disorder, unbelief) and religion should be only for Allah" and Quran (9:5) - "So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them." they go directly against my rights of religious beliefs and freedom.
All Muslim ceremonial dress, including the hijab , should be banned in public. Major Nidal Hasan (Fort Hood shooting) wore the required ceremonial "dressings" prior to his "martyrdom." Young elementary girls wear the required hijab after having their female parts excised without anesthesia (female genital mutilation). Remove the "garb" from society, and a lot of the barbarism goes with it.
We believe it should be banned, if you have moved to a certain country you have to respect their rules. It can be a matter of health and safety, moreover people believe it hides the identity of the person which can be a problem in immigration and identification.
This is a quote from Saira Khan, spoken perfectly!
The burkha is the ultimate visual symbol of female oppression. It is the weapon of radical Muslim men who want to see Sharia law brought world wide, and would love women to be hidden, unseen and unheard. It is totally out of place in a civilised country.
Precisely because it is impossible to distinguish between the woman who is choosing to wear a burkha and the girl who has been forced to cover herself and live behind a veil, I believe it should be banned.
The burkha is not a religious sign, 'it's a sign of subservience, a sign of debasement... we cannot accept that women be prisoners behind a screen, cut off from all social life, deprived of all identity.'
If we were to go to a country populated by the Muslim community we would be asked to cover up and follow their religious procedure. Therefore in Britain I believe we are within our rights to ban something that isolates woman and was made by men to oppress them. If I were to show my hair/head in their countries, I would be seen as obscene.
The Hijab represents religious oppression that should not be allowed in any part of the world. If it is not banned, governments are condoning oppression. The Hijab should be completely eradicated for the sake of those who are oppressed in the name of their religion. The oppression of others is the main reason for my desire to see the Hijab banned.
Each country has a defined culture. Go to India and say I now wish take shoes in this temple.
Go to Iran and say I want to be gay. They wont let you and that is because they have their culture and they respect it. Europe also has it culture but nobody respects it.
There are different cultures in this world, and they do agree to different things. I believe whether or not anything is offensive to others, it should be permitted, and be accepted by other cultures and societies. If however, they do ban Hijab, then all other kinds of clothing would eventually be banned, and we would live in a society full of restrictions with no free will.
They should be allowed to do what they want. The fact that prettyvince50 thinks that they usually commit heinous crimes is just so ignorant to say. Obviously you do not anything about Muslims. Maybe you should do some research before saying something stupid.
I don't understand what the big deal is. Christians wear cross necklaces and nobody gives them trouble about it. Muslims have a bad rep because of 9/11, however not every Muslim is like that.
So before you say something stupid (prettyvince50) do you research.
Hijab is a part of the Muslim faith and it is a right of an individual. To ban Hijab is to ban an aspect on one's faith. Although personally I wouldn't choose to wear one, I think that forcing that decision is not reasonable. It is their personal choice, let them decide.
Freedom of expression! Freedom of religion! How can people argue about oppression of Muslim women when stopping someone from wearing something they want is also oppression!? Hijab is a personal thing and it's not bothering anyone. Therefore, by trying to take it away from the person in question, you are taking away their sense of identity.
Different cultures have different things. While these are not offensive to others they should be permitted and be accepted by other cultures and societies.
That is the case of hijab. Hijab is just a piece of Islamic clothing that many Islamic women feel is the adequate clothing they should wear. It does not make them better or worse than the rest of the society.
If hijab is banned, also other kinds of clothing should be banned and we will live in a society full or restrictions and prohibitions, with no freedom at all.
The hijab is a physical manifestation of the commitment many feel to their religion. Banning that would force many to give up the traditions that they feel morally and religiously obligated to uphold. Even if the hijab wasn't religious, the government should have no place in regulating the garments of it's citizens. That's one step in the direction of a completely totalitarian society. Also, it would not present any more of a safety issue than do hoodies and skirts, so the at argument is invalid.
Why is it that people who don't have a faith get so much power over people who do, yet they are in the minority? Religion and politics can never be separate, as everything we do and think is governed by our worldviews. You can't escape that fact. Already the sacrament of marriage has been fundamentally changed - don't get me wrong I don't believe homosexuals don't have the same rights as heteros, but being treated equally is not the same as being treated the same. If you take the right away for girls to wear the Hijab, where will it end? Without religion, who even decides what is right and what is wrong? It is a frightening world we are heading towards.
We do not restrict the wearing of other clothing as a means of religious expression. All of these are permitted without question, including a yarmulke worn by a Jewish man, a sheitl worn by a Jewish woman, a prayer cap worn by a Mennonite woman, a veil worn by a Catholic nun, a robe worn by a Buddhist monk, the "garments" worn by Mormons, or a turban worn by a Sikh man. The hijab is no more concealing than the Jewish woman's sheitl or the nun's veil, and it poses no threat, in and of itself, to the safety of others. That others may be made uncomfortable by the wearer's public declaration of her religious affiliation is not sufficient to restrict her right to observe her religion as she chooses. While some women and girls are pressured into wearing hijab, this is not true of all who wear it, and such pressure cannot be presumed merely from the observation that someone wears a hijab. We generally recognize the right of parents to dictate their children's clothing and religious observance. The freedom of adult women to choose their clothing and religious observance must similarly be addressed separately from the wearing of hijab in general.
We are living in the 21st century with many cultures and groups in society with a variety of views, opinions and beliefs. All these groups have the same rights which is the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; if this ban was to take place this would be a breach of the human rights act. Those who are against Muslim women wearing the hijab are against the religion and not the hijab! Someone mentioned that it a danger obscuring the face, however it is also a danger wearing barley any clothes on a night out. But that's eye candy unlike a Muslim women wanting to be modest.
The same is true for the opposite, which is that one should not be forced to participate in anything of which makes them reasonably uncomfortable. These ideas or propositions usually come about due to ignorance, and are unbecoming of our nation. America is a mixing pot of cultures, and we must begin to recognize all as equal.
Everyone has the right to their own religious beliefs and views. To ban a Muslim woman from wearing a Hijab in any place would be slandering their religion. I myself am a Christian yet I have no issues with people who chose a different religion then I. There is no reason to ban a Hijab anywhere especially in America. Freedom of religion is an American right and the Hijab is part of the Muslim way of life. I may not agree with that way of life but I do not think a public place banning is acceptable.
Because, each person in the world has rights to wear what they want and every religions' rules should be respected. It is Islamic rules and Muslims should do this. If they do not they will be punished, so real Muslim girls will wear the hijab and will not harm anybody because they will follow Islamic rules.
Wearing the Hijab is important to Muslim women, and therefore it should not be banned from the public sphere. If it were banned, this would ban Muslims from public places as well. It would also be short-sighted and discriminatory to ban an article of clothing. I believe that the government should allow the freedom of religious expression for all individuals. Muslim women are not threatening society by observing their religious practices.
Its part of their religion; and as a country we should support Islam. A headscarf is worn by girls to hide their beauty from the public, and stereotyping them is an extremely offensive manner. England is a free country so a hijab should be a choice, and not something banned!
Every person in the world has a right based upon what they do and what they think of. Wearing hijab is basically a constitutional and human right which nobody can snatch from. It shouldn't be much of a problem in the society for someone waring hijab ,minding her own business without any interference. Infact banning it may cause fights and wars between Muslim and Christian countries. Therefore, its a wise decision to led women wear hijab considering all other aspects.
I believe that the wearing of a hijab should not be discriminated against due to the fact that Americas basic fundamentals include freedom of religion. As long as this is in effect, no one can do anything to ban the wearing of these religious symbols that distinguish a group from another group. Also, this is saying in other words that America should be allowed to wear sports apparel, because even though it may not look the best, it distinguishes different teams from others.
The Hijab is just a head piece that some people of the Muslim persuasion wear. It does no harm to the wearer or to society so there is no reason whatsoever to ban them in public places. Because it's a part of a culture, taking it away would be taking part of their identity away. If they live in America, it would also infringe upon their elemental rights that are stated in the Constitution.
Whether the Qu'ran instructs that a Hijab should be worn or not is irrelevant to whether it is part of religious belief. No religion's beliefs are based solely on their holy book. Further, many women actually prefer to wear the Hijab because it forces others to see them in terms of their personality and intelligence rather than their physical beauty, and judging women by their attractiveness is a very common problem.
Forbidding the practice of an element of religion should only be done if it is a detrimental practice being done by minors, or if it harms someone other than the practitioner. The Hijab has not been shown to meet either of the conditions.
In Britain people are disgusting. Believing hijabs should be banned is a blatantly racists. People need to express their religions. Also it's sexist and only women where hijabs, so a man can freely express his religion, but once a woman does it (but covering up her hair) it's wrong. What's wrong with a hijab? Nothing.
In a country that should adhere to the Bill of Rights in the Constitution granting religious freedom, the hijab, which is an expression of religious faith, should not be banned in schools or anywhere else. This is discriminatory against one religion. All signs of religious expression would have to be banned, the wearing of crosses included. I don't think a country of people who are proud to be called free would want this.
The Hijab should not be banned in schools, public buildings or society in general because that interferes with freedom of speech and religion. There are security concerns if someone is hidden and one doesn't know who's under it, but ticking off conservative fundamentalists is really something that the US needs to start backing off of.
Have you guys ever heard of freedom? In America we should be able to dress anyway we want, as long as its not disrupting anyone or anything. People might not like seeing an article of clothing on someone, but who cares! Even as someone who does not practice Islam, I think they should be able to chose how to practice their beliefs! Banned in society, come on... There are billions of Islamic followers. Good luck.
The Hijab shouldn't be banned for a simple reason. It is the constitutional right of Muslims. The Nigerian constitution recognizes us as a SECULAR state and we can therefore practice our religion without being victimized or threatened. We are not asking that non-Muslims should join us in practicing our religion, we only ask to be allowed to perform our CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.
Those who are going to enter a facility and commit crimes and take measures to injure other citizens are not going to stop just because of one law. If they are going to sneak in and pull out a weapon (which are already illegal in most public buildings, mind you), then they are not going to have any qualms about breaking a law about covering their face. Oppressing people based on their religion is wrong. They should be allowed to practice it as they may, so long as they are not harming anyone, and no one should ever be punished or prosecuted before they do prove to be a danger. Respecting the code of your religion is not proof of danger.
And if you are going to make the argument about altering or masking any part of your face, should it also be true then that we should not be allowed to have beards or makeup? These are ways to cover your face, keep that in mind.
My point is, if you are someone who is seriously considering hurting others, and you are about to perform a crime that is just as dangerous to you as it is to someone else, the last thing standing in your way is going to be a law about what you can and cannot wear on your head. That's just silly. Do you think that the fact that it's illegal to wear a mask in some places prevents robbers and muggers from doing so? Dream on.
Why should a piece of clothing style be banned?
It is like the head of a society is a tyrant who wants it only this specific way and no one else can question it. This is a matter of human rights! Where not in the past anymore and change is happening.
Women who actually choose to wear the Burka make the decicion by themselves because they want to. Telling a woman that she can't wear something because it has to do with the opression is really hypocritical. By telling her she can't wear it where she wants is another form of opression. That is why I believe it should not be banned.
The hijab should not be banned in general because it is a representation of a culture and poses no threat to society. The hijab, a head covering worn commonly by Muslim women, should not be banned in society because it is worn by free will and represents a culture. The hijab poses no security risk to those who fear what is behind the veil for their are other security measures in place to protect society from terrorism.
Girls wear it because of their religion. You go to school because you need an education for the future. It doesn’t matter what you wear when you go to school. It is their culture so they could be offended if you don’t let them wear it. They should not be banned.
I actually don't see anything wrong with the hijab or people wearing any religious symbols to places like schools. I could understand if we were talking about the niqab or burqa (yes these are two different things), but we aren't. If I can walk around and see girls basically wearing way too revealing clothes and guys showing their underwear, then women should be able to cover their hair.
The idea that women wearing hijab are opressed is a stereotype. Not all Muslim countries require women to wear hijab therefore to assume that all muslim women are forced into it is wrong.
America is free country and telling a group of people what they should or should not wear infringes on their freedom.
Let's not forget that Islam is not the only religion in the world that requires women to cover their hair or dress modestly, Jewish women are required to do so, nuns are required to so and even Hindu women cover their heads out of modesty. So why don't we attack these women or call them oppressed? Keep in mind that there are over a billion Muslims in the world, branding them all as oppressed and terrorists because of the crimes of a few is absurd. The terrorists of 9/11 were not Iraqis, yet we went to Iraq and killed countless civilians. We dropped bombs on civilians in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and went to Vietnam for no apparent reason. What does that make us? Terrorism has many faces and religions. Just think of the guy who killed the little angels in Newton.
I strongly believe that the hijab and niqab shouldn’t be banned at all because such a ban would prevent people from being able to practice freedom of religion or freedom to wear whatever they choose. In today’s society, everyone deserves the right to incorporate their religion and religious symbols into their daily lives.
The Hijab is an important element of a religion. The Constitution grants us freedom of religion. Although it is not our primary religion, we need to allow any religion to be practiced. We do not need to promote it, encourage it, or teach it, but we should allow those that practice the religion to have anything that they need to do so properly.
Since 2001, Muslim culture has been under tighter scrutiny--everything from personal beliefs to clothing to religious practice is under the microscope. If you see a Muslim woman out in public, she may be wearing a hijab. The Hijab is the type of head covering traditionally worn by Muslim women. It resembles the wimples worn by nuns, and has a similar function to the snoods worn by married Orthodox Jewish women (from the Talmud--"cover your head in order that the fear of heaven may be upon you"). The Hijab is part of Islamic culture and in parts of the world, its use is enforced by law. A public ban of this headgear is not recommended, nor needed.
People have the right to follow their religion. The United States of America has no right to make a law against the Hijab. It is up to the individual and his/her family dynamics to make a correct judgment. The USA stands for freedom of religion. No one should have to fear following their religion.
Fundamentally, Muslims, like any religious group world over, are entitled to practice their faith and religious traditions. Islam stipulates specific codes of belief, of which one of them is Hijab (ie covering of the head and Bosom) as decreed by Allah (the Creator).
So it is not out of place that a Muslim child who is brought up in a Muslim home should be allowed to practice her faith outside of her home. The law of the land is not broken by so doing.