Should the Hijab be banned in schools, public buildings or society in general?

  • I believe the Hijab should be banned from the UK.

    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.

  • Anti Western, Unsociable and not mandated by the Qur'an

    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 hijab should be banned.

    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.
    Sincerely -A

  • Yes the hijab should be banned in society in general.

    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.

  • Hijab is a symbol of female oppression

    Sorry folks but there is nothing 'free' about wearing a garment that hides your feminine features and your hair. The hijab is a symbol of oppression and domination and you can't tell me a 14 year old girl actually wants to wear it. The young girls at my kids' school are singled out and ignored because of the hijab they are forced to wear by their parents.

  • The Hi jab ( full face veil ) is an Arabic Muslim religious custom which is alien to Western democratic society.

    The full face Hi jab is unacceptable in a Western democratic society. And I would ask the question, why would God want to require women to hide their faces, faces that he gave them at birth.
    The argument that the full veil protects the modesty of the Muslim woman is ridiculous. What is immodest about the face of a woman. To even suggest that a woman's face could be immodest is ludicrous.

  • Public buildings, no, but schools a definite yes.

    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.

  • Integration not alienation

    Head scarves are foreign and these people who wear them want to stand out, they want to be different, but dressing like this does not promote integration. Why do these people want to stand out and look so different? It's because they do not want to integrate, many of these women are oppressed and they are not doing themselves any favours in the job market either.

  • The burkha is the ultimate visual symbol of female oppression.

    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.'

  • You need to show your face.

    It is enough! If someone is walking around with a ski mask on, what do you think? Bank Robber. Black Veil, Assassin, Ninja. Dark robe, face covered, Grim Reaper. Bottom line, it is not appropriate to wear face covering clothing ANYWHERE! I understand people have religious beliefs, but there is a line. I can't just say, I have this religion; and run around naked. Or say it's my religion to carry around machine guns. It is the same thing. Grow up, stop repressing yourself; and be a part of society for a change.

  • Prettyvince50 is an idiot

    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.

  • I oppose the banning of wearing a Hijab in school and public places because it's part of a culture and a belief system that does no harm to the rest of society.

    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.

    Posted by: BDanielle
  • No Hijab should never be banned.

    It is against the human freedom that you are targeting one religion. Why don't you ask ask christian nan not wear veil. I really appreciate for woman to wear veil instead of wearing that standard European vulgar dresses named as modernist. Veil increases the respect of women in society. OK.

  • Freedom of Religion! Islam=Peace

    The United States is a great nation because of the freedom allowed for its people. A muslim women should be allowed to wear a hijab and as long as she is following the rules like any other citizen then her and her hijab are of no harm to society. A hijab isn't a symbol of opression or terrorism , it is the symbol of Islam which is a religion of peace. Women don't wear a hijab because they are being forced to, they wear a hijab because they are in submission to God. Modesty isn't something anyone should look down upon. Since the US is a symbol of freedom then any person should be allowed to wear whatever and believe whatever they please as long as is of no harm to others.

  • This goes against religious freedom

    America is supposed to let people worship as they choose and not letting women wear a hijab is against our what this country was founded on. Banning the hijab takes away religious freedom and freedom of expression. Do you forget how many people came to America because they were not allowed to worship as they pleased? You should not take away an aspect of someone's religion.

  • Equality is everyone's.

    Every person deserves equality. If people are allowed to wear crosses out, why shouldn't other people be able to wear hijabs or burkas out? My school personally bans all headwear, and I am going to fight to change that. Muslims have all the rights that we have. Equality is for everyone.

  • Freedom of religion

    People should have the freedom to cover or not, what feels most comfortable to them and living with their faith. There is nothing about hijab that need essentially impede or hinder a womens' equality in what is not yet (nor may it ever be) an equal world. If it causes men or indeed women a problem then why this is can be debated.

  • Banning the Hijab is against freedom of expression

    If a country decides to ban the Hijab, it is deciding women are not in their right to express themselves freely. Many islamic woman use the Hijab as a way to show respect to their religion, and unlike the burka or the niqab, it doesn't cover their identity, so it doesn't risk social security. Some women even find it empowering. So, what is the reason to ban the hijab? It isn't discriminatory unless the individual decides it to be.

  • For those that argue "yes" in favor of security

    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.

  • They should not be banned

    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.

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