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.
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
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.
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.
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.'
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
I'm very curious as to why people think that religion is a valid reason to break rules. In Britain (where I live) virtually all schools have a school uniform, and policy which prohibits head wear. I am personally not in favour of uniform on the whole, but since I am rule-bound to wear it I do not appreciate others being told that they can transcend certain parts of it because they happen to follow a certain religious book.
Within my family 100% of the women who wear the hijab are the ones who are involved in the most scandal. They are trying to look so pious and superior...It is all lies and l think they should stop trying to con everyone. I am embarrased how they look down on those who do not wear it. Religion is an oppressive pile of nonsense :0(
I believe the Hijab should be banned in schools as equality is important in Australian schools in order to prevent religious intolerance and bullying in the playground. Muslim females are free to wear them otherwise - but the belief behind a 'uniform' is that of equality. A religious symbol such as the Hijab is unwise and unacceptable if wearing a uniform is mandatory in Australian public schools.
Religious fundamentalism is divisive. Religion should not be allowed to be used to dictate culture in a country which is not based in religious dogma. British laws are based on other values and these should be respected. Wearing the veil is totally at odds with attitudes to and by women in Britain. It represents the bondage which women are been free from thankfully to women such a Emily Pankhurst and the veil represents oppression by men and religion (also dictated by men) It is offensive to me as a woman.
Religious fundamentalism is dangerous and has been the basis of wars since the beginning of religion. Covering of the face is not acceptable in this country. When one considers that a woman lost her case in the European courts for being sacked for wearing a cross at work, it seems quite right that wearing is a veil is also not acceptable. It is not acceptable for health and safety reasons and quite naturally is disturbing to people. One wonders whether this is why some insist on wearing it, another two finger salute at British culture which thankfully has moved on from religious dogma!
It is divisive and represents religious fundamentalism which is not the basis of British culture. It is offensive as it represents women's oppression to me and is disturbing and uncomfortable to see as the persons face is hidden. I feel it is also a rebellious act and statement against Britain and British culture. I feel it is also a rebellious act and statement against Britain and British culture.
Hats of any kind are not allowed in public schools for a multitude of reasons, therefore hajib should not be allowed as it hides ones identity. Christians and Jews are content to abide by the law, Muslims should be made to do the same, not the other way around. This is not about "reasonable accommodation" it is about being fair to all. Muslim kids are often allowed a "prayer room" in some school which really crosses the line. There are plenty of church/religion based schools where this is not only accepted but encouraged. Keep it out of our public schools and other government agencies.
Our society as we know it today has evolved from the type of society that existed 500 hundred years ago in Britain when religious doctrine allowed people to be burnt at the stake and when women were treated as chattels. The hijab and other islamic practices that have been imported into our country turn the clock back. It is unacceptable. Nothing against immigration but "When in Rome................"
Do not forget that most islamic countries/societies persecute christians and other faiths still.
It is not said in the Quran to wear a hijab, burqa or a head scarf. Even if you say otherwise you are just exaggerating and you know it. Women do not need a hijab to protect her modesty, to get closer to god or to cover their bosom. It can all be done otherwise, like most people do. It think Hijab has everything to do with politics rather than religion.
Although I support the head scarf and believe in religious freedom, I believe that this is a matter of security. I do not support people walking through the streets with their face covered. Whether this be through a hijab, motorcycle helmet, balaclava etc, I believe it is a matter of security and identifying a person.
It is an extreme safety hazard. For example if someone robs a bank whilst wearing a hijab, the police don't know who to catch. You can commit murder and get away with it. Some comments state that there is freedom to eat and wear what you wish and that people wear scarves from a non religious perspective. This is true but the difference is that if someone asks them to take it off (e.G. A policeman) the person will take it off without hesitation. So I say wear what you wish just don't wear something that makes the society feel disturbed because then there is a problem. You don't see us walking around the street in the nude do you? No because the society would feel disturbed to see you.
Men and women should be treated equally but by wearing a hijab people would automatically assume those who wear a hijab are not individuals and follows 'rules' made by men years ago.
I do not believe it is very religious to wear such clothing but rather another way to oppress women. I understand many women who do wear hijabs would claim that it is their choice but the fact of reality is that it isn't as you simply have not had the chance to make your own decisions but instead follow traditions. Therefore I believe those who wear hijabs are following made up rules and are brainwashed into thinking it is religious.
As an open minded person I do not judge those who do wear hijabs and I have many acquaintances that wear hijabs. But in summary a majority of those acquaintances have fixed, strong opinions that are that have no logical argument to back them up and instead they result in saying 'it is our religion' most times.
I find them very intimidating. They do not allow normal facial interactions as we pass each other in the street. All social integration is impossible as they are indeed a very visible statement of a fundamental difference between themselves and the western society which they have chosen to live with.
Isn't it odd that the world's hottest countries are making their woman cover up in these disgusting, warm robes and veils. One must only look at the human rights violations of the middle east to know that anything the middle east does is automatically wrong and should be banned in western civilization.
If the hijab can be worn in schools, then I want a special bathroom for transgender students.
If the hijab can be worn anywhere in public, then I no longer want to have my photo on my drivers license.
If the hijab can be worn anywhere in our society, then I want to go into a mosque (located in the US) with my head uncovered (considering that I am a female).
In short, this question should not even be a question. The government has laws and requirements for all its citizens which should be blind to an individual's religion. Thats what 'separation of church and state' means.
No reasonable person thinks people should be allowed to be naked in public, if you want to get naked do so indoors. Muslim women say it hides their modesty so they feel naked without their veils, then stay indoors.
You cant play loud music in public because it disturbes others. Not being able to identify someone in public is more scary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If someone chooses to wear the hijab then why take that away from them by banning it? To all those who want it banned ask yourself this question...How does a woman in hijab affect your life? She is merely fulfilling a religious duty and no one should have the right to take that away from her. Female liberation is when a woman can choose what she wears. Whether that be a hijab or a mini skirt. People just need to pipe down in matters that don't concern them! Peace.
It is not right to forbid someone to practice their religion. Everybody must be free from oppression and should practice their beliefs freely without other people being involved. Hijab is really all about modesty. Why should a person be prohibited from being modest? I wouldn't think anybody would be "bothered" or "concerned" just because someone else is wearing a piece of cloth on their head...It's absurd and wrong to forbid someone to practice their religion...
Just because America is mostly Christian doesn't mean that we have to take away the rights of the Muslim society. I'm sure we'd be mad if our guns were taken away, so why ban the hijab? This is a free country...Or at least that's what is said. Taking away the hijab is like taking away the decoration of crosses in a Christian home. All we need to do is stay out of their business and worry about ourselves.
Its freedom of religion. U.S. Of America is country of freedom, isn't it? Then why are we asking this question? Look I'm not Muslim myself, but this is outrageous! This is like saying "no more wearing anything that associated with the cross," it's wrong. If anyone can't expect equality in this country then I don't understand the freedom that we've been talking about since the beginning of time. The hijab is a symbol of the Islam religion like the cross is to Catholics and Christians. Imagine your religion being taken away from you. I know the world isn't perfect right now, but since then we need to show freedom in this country. Show the people that we are the good guys. Please respect the religion like you would respect yours.
Despite living in a secular nation we should still allow for freedom of religion and expression. By banning the hijab we have limited the freedoms of those who's personal faith and form of expression dictate that they are to wear them. By banning the hijab we would be just as bad as those who enforce its mandatory usage.
It is entitled to the person about whether they should or should not wear a hijab because it it the person themselves who is following the particular religion so therefore they should choose whether they should wear particular clothing. Although it is not compulsory according the the Qur'an it can bring people closer to their religion!
It is rule of Islam. This the life of lady women who lived before in nabi(Sal) priod .So as he said we should follow the same rules till the end of the earth,That is the reason why i also said it should allow the lady to wear.They should allow there
As long as it brings no harm to the other people in society, and I cannot figure out how a woman wearing a scarf on her head is a harm to others. If women wearing hijab were really oppressed, they would be thanking others who fight against it instead of fighting for the right to wear the hijab that they WANT to wear. For those who say that wearing hijab makes woman "a property" for men, the hijab reminds men that there is more to women than looks, they will communicate and treat women based on their personality, it can protect them from rape and abuse too. No one told you that those who kill their daughters or wives for not wearing hijab are right, for killing them is an even worse sin. For those who say that 'we fight for freedom so we wanna ban the hijab', women who want to wear hijab do not feel oppressed by wearing it, but they feel oppressed by the others who -they feel- are forcing them to take it off. Freedom means 'your choice/ openness', but banned means 'my choice only/constriction', banning hijab is not freedom.
Its their firkin religion so leave them alone! YOU don't have to wear a headscarf or the "Hijab" so why r u complaining???? If someone told u that u couldn't do something u liked to do then i bet u'de be pissed 2!! If you have a problem with this then 2 bad, worry bout ur own life and not someone else's!
Whether it's for religious reasons or not, people should be able to wear whatever they feel comfortable in. You wouldn't not wear a dress just because your next door neighbour hates long dresses? It's the same principle, who cares what we think? People should have the freedom to dress anyway that they like. Nobody should be able to dictate what others do.
It is a fundamental human right to allow people the right to decide their own religion and choose to or refuse to adhere to the rules around that religion.
Banning the hijab will merely increase the paranoia surrounding muslim people and encourage the government, and the citizens, to refuse rights to certain people based on religion or race.
Allowing muslims to remain in their religious clothing and having it accepted and integrated within all aspects of society will influence accepted diversity within our culture.
We can't go banning everything that makes us uncomfortable. I thought such an advanced civilization would be able to accept such trivial differences as a hijab by now. They are harmless. Those who are for the ban keep saying "not being able to identify hijab-wearers raises a security issue. If they were to rob a bank they wouldn't get caught"... If someone wanted to rob a bank they would wear a ski mask anyways. You're just scrambling to justify your position, but the real reason you want the ban is xenophobia. While I agree with the feminism argument against the hijab, it's their CHOICE. It's not our place to get involved with their tradition. I believe in freedom of religion, of harmless expression.
If people want the Hijab banned in schools, public buildings and society in general, should they not also ban the cross in schools and society in general? Why are christians allowed to wear a necklace with a cross, but muslims are not allowed to wear the Hijab? They are both religious symbols, but one of them is seen as a "crime", while the other is okay.
I'm a Muslim 13 year old girl. I don't feel oppressed or forced to wear my hijab . My parents don't tell me to go out wearing a mini skirt THEY encourage my to not cave to peer pressure so you can look and roll your eyes at me all you want! It won't make this hijab disappear. I feel this hibab is a a part of me and makes me a a better person religion wise
The hijab should not be banned because people don't like them. Its apart of my culture and we do not like it . What if someone said it is banned to read the bible wont you get mad yes. It just like that we chose what to wear just like you choose what to wear we just choose to add something on our heads.
I am a nine year old Muslim girl. I wear hijab to school. Hijab is part of my religion. You can't ban it. It is against the law to discriminate or force one to go against their religion. YOU CAN'T BAN THE HIJAB IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. WHY WOULD YOU. IT IS LIKE IS BREAKING ALL THE CROSSES IN THE WORLD.
In a democracy, it is impossible to uphold some people's rights without upholding others. Before this debate began, it used to be fashionable for women to wear headscarf when it was cold or windy and that was entirely appropriate, yet suddenly, because it is seen as a symbol of 'Islamic Oppression' it becomes inappropriate. Hijabs are not hurting anyone. They do not actually affect face to face contact any more than wearing hair over your face does.. They are not a security threat and the women who wear them usually choose to do so from a religious perspective. What's wrong with that?
It is completely normal to see a woman in hijab in the street, why should that affect anybody else? We live in a society where people do what they like, study what they like, eat what they want, do as they wish, so why should people not wear certain clothes if they want to? People can follow a religion if they want, and those that do, we should respect their culture and tradition. The Virgin Mary was never seen in a painting without a veil as a matter of fact, all you haters of the hijab! Doesn't Christianity enforce women to be pure and just? Islam is encouraging the same thing. Judaism also enforces Jewish women to be modest with their clothing so why are the women of Islam being scrutinised for actually putting it to practice?
1. IT IS THE PART OF THEIR RELIGION AND THEY SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO WEAR WHATEVER THEY WANT, IT IS A FREE COUNTRY.
2. IT IS SIGNIFICANT TO OUR RELIGION.
I am proud to be a Muslim and I will remain one you cannot change someone's beliefs and issues only because they look scary in that clothing they are wearing.
IF PEOPLE WQANT TO BAN MUSLIMS WEARING VIELS THEN US MUSLIMS WILL BAN ALL THE SUCCESFUL TAKEAWAYS, RESTURANTS, SHOPS AND EVERYTHING THAT IS RELATED TO US MUSLIMS WILL BE CLOSED DOWN TO. I AM NOT SAYING THIS ALL THE MUSLIMS THAT ARE AGAINST THIS REALLY STUPID DEBATE HAVE SAID THIS.
So basically, everyone has there own religion Muslims which their religion is Islam they should wear scarfs and if not it will be un pleasant to disobey their religion. So imagine someone says to never go to the church or were going to banned all Christian people you wouldn't like it. SAME AS MUSLIMS!!!!!
One must always thrive to understand the hidden intention before making a judgement. Though, it is a controversial issue, it has become a feminist issue because a woman is restricted on what she wants to wear. We fail to understand that different cultures have a different perception on freedom. Often women who wear the hijab are not given a chance to explain why they choose to wear it. Most of them wear it because of their own personal choice and we shouldn't take that away from them.
I don't see why wearing a hijab is a big problem. Everyone should get on with their own lives and not try to make up a rule for satisfaction. It's a free country. We all have a right to stand up for ourselves.
It doesn't make a difference if people wear it or not!!
Wearing the hijab or not doesn't matter. We are all humans with freedom of expression. How come such a simple and elgeant thing. Is it that you won't want to look at a person with their hair covered? REEALLY?!? What have we humans come to thinking? WE ALL NEED TO OPEN OUR EYES MORE AND CONCENTRATE ON MORE IMPORTANT THINGS LIKE MAKING SURE OUR CHILDREN ARE GETTING THE BEST EDUCATION
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.