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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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.'

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • While I don't agree with government control of religious practices, this is more of a safety issue than a personal freedom issue.

    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.

    Posted by: AutomaticKenny
  • Hijab should not be banned in schools, public places an society in general, because it would lead down a slippery slope to banning everything.

    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.

    Posted by: QuiBobo
  • I support the banning of the Hijab because it is representative of a group of people who often commit heinous crimes.

    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.

    Posted by: PrettyVince50
  • Yes, ban the hijab.

    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.

  • If it transcends school uniform policy

    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.

  • Stop hiding behind religion

    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(

  • Equality in Schools

    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.

  • Britain is not ruled by religion

    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

    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 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.

  • Ban Anything That Conceals Identity

    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.

  • It degrades women

    Yes, the hijab should be banned. It depersonalizes women by covering them up. Muslim women grow up believing that their body is something scandalous that needs to be covered. Islam hates women and the burqua and hijab are examples of that. Plus, I don't think they should get special treatment. I wear a hat for medical reasons but had to take it off in my drivers' license picture but people can wear a full face covering?

  • Hijab should be banned from this world

    Women should not afraid of showing their hair. Stop using religion as excuse. Religion should not brainwashing women to cover their hair. This is 21th century, women should be confident about themselves and have a open mind. Religous freedom shouldn't include old conservative thinking. Hijab also looks very ugly on women

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  • The hijab is a bridle

    I'm outraged that western muslim women who shout it is their right to wear the hijab, show no concern for the millions of women who are forced to wear this medieval cloth. In many muslim societies women who refuse to cover up are subjected to the most barbaric abuse. By wearing the hijab, women are therefore condoning the subjugation of women. All religious dress that symbolises the oppression of women should be banned. It has no place in western societies.

  • The hijab is a bridle

    I'm outraged that western muslim women who shout it is their right to wear the hijab, show no concern for the millions of women who are forced to wear this medieval cloth. In many muslim societies women who refuse to cover up are subjected to the most barbaric abuse. By wearing the hijab, women are therefore condoning the subjugation of women. All religious dress that symbolises the oppression of women should be banned. It has no place in western societies.

  • We should ban all religious clothing and accessories including headscarves or crucifixes in schools/universities, and in all government organisations (police, hospitals, local council offices etc.).

    Wear what you like within your own home, but at school or work (especially in public office funded by the government) there should be no religious dress allowed as it causes division and can offend other students, co-workers and customers. There should be one uniform/dress code for all. Headscarves and veils are deeply offensive to many women, veils/masks also frighten people and prevent identification. Many young children are forced to dress differently by parents at school, we should protect and enforce all children's rights to sexual equality and full integration in the classroom.

  • Definitely Ban It

    It reduces assimilation/integration and actually goes counter to the Valus of a Secular Society that made the west great and open.
    Also the quran does NOT specifically state Hijab in the Quran and the Quran also does not specifically state "cover your head". It states with the veil cover your bossom and private adornments. Muslims MAY say oh well the Hadith states it more specifically. However we have to be Logical is the Quran or Hadith more superior. I think a rational muslim would say the Quran is the word of GOD and the Hadith the word of MAN.

  • It's a shame

    First of all we are not perfect, obvious we know but let's accept we have different views and not be insulted for those..
    My opinions change all the time, and I guess yours does too, constantly evolving, learning, and accepting emotions..
    Emotions play a big part in how we perceive literature and how we translate our opinion to words.. Right now I am not in an emotional, passionate state of mind, in fact I feel quite open and clear..
    Should the burka be banned? Should? Wrong word? Burka not to be worn outside homes in the uk? Answering this is so difficult, my opinion is split in many ways.. If I was a patriot I would obviously say absolutely be banned, as a patriot I would protest and maybe even go to church to keep my culture going!
    I am not a patriot anymore, not through choice, just through evolution..
    So now I am not a patriot do I think the veil should be banned? My opinion is that I would not allow any politician to make a rule for my personal opinion, if I do so I would be giving politicians my consent to take my free will..
    I see England has evolved into a mixed culture society, So therefore in my opinion it's not up to us to ban the veil it's up the wearer to evolve, understand others and ask whether they need to wear it?
    I feel people who want it banned are not so strong and need to evolve and understand also..
    Most of us know the media chooses the way you grow, when the wind blows to the right the tree can grows to the right..
    A confusing world creates the confused mind! Awareness will create a clear mind, be aware!

  • Ban hijab around the world

    Ban hijab. Women are humans and they should not be treated as objects. No one should have to hide their face from the world like criminal. I lived in Muslim country and I was force to wear it, its awful stinky, I hated it. Its hard to breath in it. I hate it with passion

  • Separation of church and state

    In the u.s. we have a separation of church and state, no religious wear in state funded buildings this is not being held up. It makes me uncomfortable to attend my college where almost the majority is some sort of Muslim. I fear for my safety and others. While recently visiting a local waterpark I observed a man and his son in swimming trunks living it up in the water while his wife and daughter a few steps away were in full on black burkas ankle deep in the water. Sweat was pouring off of both of them and they could not in any way enjoy the water. This is ridiculous! If we ban them all together then everyone can be more comfortable. America is where you are supposed to escape from religious persecution, why then are they continuing the same habits after arriving here? And making us all fear a terror attack at any moment.

  • How to take attendance?

    How does teacher take attendance in class? How does teacher know you didn't hire someone to take the exam for you? How about when taking SAT? Is it ok to wear that too? Hire someone and get in Harvard? Religious need not to cause unfairness and social disorder. Hijab need to be banned in the US. Period. That's why people who live in country that make women wear it doesn't allow them to drive. How does police give traffic ticket? Basic on the driver license you give and not able to identify by the picture? If Hijab is allow then we need to also take away other rights from them.

    Posted by: mawy
  • It promotes anti social views on the human body and fashion.

    We are born naked. The hijab symbolizes oppression and should not be allowed in a free society. Women who wear them stare at those who do not as sinful. Cults wear uniforms, humans and women should not have to think they are sinful for being themselves. It is madness. Had a woman refuse to take an elevator with me because i wasnt covered head to toe in 100 degree weather. It is disgusting to me.

  • Ban it now

    Its not a symbol of female oppression; it IS oppressive..Those who support it are Islamist..A lot of women wear it because they are made to feel guilty and that they are bad Muslims if they do not wear it, Wearing it does not necessarily tally with religious practise, meaning not all who wear it even pray, but on the outside look religious.,it has nothing to do with religion whatsoever and it is encouraging more politicised Islam..There is a lot of hypocrisy behind it as well..As if wearing it makes someone an angel..Thee is no force here, but it repressive and children are made to wear it.,it is facilitating the growth of political Islam which is an unstoppable force as most who support full shariah etc have no idea what it is and what it would mean..It is very arrogant to assume one religion is better than any other..It has to go. Banning it will disarm the fundamentalists and free a lot of women stuck indoors being controlled by their husbands.

  • Definitely ban. Its merely a cultural and not a religious issue anyway.

    No one should have the right to hide their face. I lived in a London community for a long time and this offence against women only appeared locally in later years. I am ashamed to say that some of the women wore it deliberately to provoke and it proved a convenient disguise for several who stole from the stalls on Portobello Road. Some of the local men (originally from cultures where it is worn by women) congregated in the pub and were obliged to use English a common language so they were overheard crowing about how they were putting pressure on their wives to wear the full veil. Yes, they were in the local public house and on a regular basis at that. I do not know whether they drank alcoholic drinks or not. Religious, I think not, but as a sign of affluence it was proving most effective. I feel sorry for those women who are forced to wear this obscenity and if Theresa May won't ban it I certainly will not be supporting her!

  • Anyone who cares for this country knows this is a dangerous ritual for all of us!

    If a person is living in the 21st century, it seems to me, this is the mentality of men from centuries earlier, not the 21st century. If you aren't happy with our society, and do not wish to assimilate, then you shouldn't be here. Our forefathers who came over on the boats Pre-Ellis island had to learn English, send there children to school with children who immigrated from other countries and they became full fledged Americans. The good things like Mexican tacos, Italian pizzas, Norwegian lefse, English fish and chips, Irish soda bread etc..Were assimilated and everyone loves it. Our forefathers lost the Pilgrim hats and showed their faces and learned to get along with everyone to build a country where everyone could feel safe.

    When I went to the market today I saw 3 people completely covered by their Hijab taking pictures of everything at the market..Do you think I felt safe? The answer is HECK NO! I grew up in a country where I could happily walk safely anywhere in the town. The Ku Klux Klan cover themselves too, would that freak someone out who is wearing a Hijab?

  • Wearing bedsheets as a wardrobe or hajib is unAmerican

    This is the USA where people don't walk around, looking suspicious wearing garb that covers your whole body as well as the face. This is a security issue where if you are in a public place, uncover your face and adjust to this country's way of way. Why should Muslims expect American's to adjust to their idiosyncrasies and religious wardrobe? Don't like it, I'll pay for your one way ticket back to your country.

  • Hijab should be banned

    I ve read that it is to maintain a woman`s modesty that the hijab is neccessitated.However,it is indeed oppressing that a muslim woman must keep only her eyes open in order to go out in public. I am not advocating nudity,modesty can indeed be maintained without the hijab too.But covering oneself from top to toe creates identity,security problems.If one believes that god has created us,then why should his creation be kept covered up?..As thought its an object to be kept hidden away?

  • Hijab should be banned

    I ve read that it is to maintain a woman`s modesty that the hijab is neccessitated.However,it is indeed oppressing that a muslim woman must keep only her eyes open in order to go out in public. I am not advocating nudity,modesty can indeed be maintained without the hijab too.But covering oneself from top to toe creates identity,security problems.If one believes that god has created us,then why should his creation be kept covered up?..As thought its an object to be kept hidden away?

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  • The burqa or nigab should be banned in Australian Society.

    I live in Australia and I am Muslim women. I personally support the banning burqa and niqab as the rest of society would get scared of whoever wear burqa or niqab as no one have any idea who is behind it so it is better for everyone to banned it as some Muslim women can choose it if they want to wear it or as they getting forced to wear by their husbands.

  • The burqa and the niqab should be banned in Australian Society

    I live in Australia and I am Muslim women. I personally support the banning burqa and niqab as the rest of society would get scared of whoever wear burqa or niqab as no one have any idea who is behind it so it is better for everyone to banned it as some Muslim women can choose it if they want to wear it or as they getting forced to wearby thier husbands.

  • People would be scared of the Muslims.

    Even though people who wear Hijabs are not necessarily bad, students and teachers will be scared of them. Plus, students cannot see their faces. A a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a

  • I think that you shouldn't be able to wear hijabs in public areas.

    I personally think this because its our of the normal its scary here in the us i don't understand because it prevents communication and social interaction, I know they do it for religion but it personally bothers me and i'm sorry if that's whack but that's the way i think about it.

  • People won't approach you

    When covering your hair/face, people won't approach you. They will think its creepy, weird... If you have the one that covers the face, your gonna be looked at like your a bank robber... Why would you where a giant thing on your head when you can just be free and not have to worry about some giant cloth on your head. If men and women are equal, why don't men have to wear them?

  • People won't approach you

    When covering your hair/face, people won't approach you. They will think its creepy, weird... If you have the one that covers the face, your gonna be looked at like your a bank robber... Why would you where a giant thing on your head when you can just be free and not have to worry about some giant cloth on your head. If men and women are equal, why don't men have to wear them?

  • Is everyone aloud to have freedom of religion?

    In school, people are aloud to where what they want. I could wear christmas things, or jewish things, or things from other religions. Obscuring your face is part of someone's religion, so you can't deny rights. As a citizen of the united states you are aloud to have freedom of religion, so shouldnt everyone have it?

  • For the safety of Muslim women

    Muslim women are continuously being persecuted by others, and wearing a hijab doesn't help them. They're easily noticeable, and will be targets for harassment if they continue to wear them. I believe that public places should ban hijabs not because of hate towards Muslims, but for the safety of them. If Muslim women don't wear Hijabs, they will be less likely to spot, and they will be much safer and less likely to be oppressed by citizens of the US. -JFK

  • This puts up barriers.

    When wearing the hijab, this allows people to steer clear of you and perceive you as alien and very weird towards said person. This hijab represents an era before ours. The world has changed as the religion of Islam has evolved. When wearing this as well, only women have wear this, not men. If women are equal to men when wearing the hijab, why don't men wear this? This is not equality. People aren't only going to judge them, which would be bad in itself, they won't want to talk to them and this will put up barriers between humans. In their religion, it isn't even told if they should cover their faces and hair! Just their bosoms. Yes they should be banned because they need to be comfortable with themselves.

  • Why can't they feel comfortable showing their true selves?

    These women believe that covering themselves up makes them free and they are finding their spiritual being, but why can't they be free and live their life without it. They don't need to wear it, especially the ones that cover their whole faces. They believe that they are being normal by wearing something that covers their face and they probably do it because they don't want to be judged by their looks but by their smarts, but they should be proud of their looks and why should you care how someone else views them.

  • Yes, the Hijab should be banned...

    I believe that in schools, the Hijab promotes bullying and especially now when terrorism is happening more frequently. Also, many americans are sensitive about certain people who may believe in a muslim religion. Even though not all muslims are extremists, people still could mistake them for terrorists because muslims are now known by americans as terrorists

  • This is an idiotic idea to think that a simple piece of CLOTHING should be banned just because of ideals.

    LET FREEDOM RING??? People are now thinking that we should ban a simple piece of clothing, just because of the religion they represent. This is completely stupid. Yes...We all know that 9/11 happened. But are we stupid enough to believe that all Muslims should be treated badly because of this? Don't disagree. You know the truth!!!

  • Yes, why not?

    I believe, that being able to express your religion is great, you should be able to support and enjoy your own religion. Sure, some people may dislike the fact that expressing your religion in different states such as covering your face with a head scarf. I find it great to see people be unique.

  • Hijab should not be banned.

    Hijab is a part of some women's religion and faith. The women who wear Hijabs are doing upon their choice. We don't ban the Kippots from Jewish people, yet we want to ban the Hijab from Muslim. The religion people choose is their choice and we cant not take that away from them.

  • I believe the Hijab should be banned.

    Just because they are wearing head scarves doesnt mean that they should be raped or attacked, they are not inferior to others. I think that it should be the persons personal choice if they want to wear it or not, because if they really want to wear it then let them be who they are and who they want to be

  • No because everyone deserves the right to wear what they want.

    We should not be stopping the problem by keeping people from wearing the headscarf. We should be stopping the problem by stopping the injustice and prejudiced against Muslim women. One of the main reasons of wearing the headscarf is because they want people to judge them by who they are not what they believe in or wear although wearing these have cause american's to judge them more by wearing the scarf.

  • Equal Treatment for all religions

    I am forced to cover up or remove a simple chain around my neck with a crucifix on it, but the woman next t me is allowed to wear her Hijab. I was told my chain could offend some and that the work place is not a location to promote or display religious affiliation, but not so for the Muslims I work with and they get extra paid time to pray while I get no such time at work

  • I do, indeed.

    Normally I am a really tolerant person who accepts that other citizens might have different opinions and beliefs, and therefore different dress codes for themselves. However, in the case of Islam, which has seen heavy radicalisation since the mid 20th century, I am in support of banning hijabs in schools and public buildings. Nothing aches my heart and brain more than seeing primary schoolchildren veiling their hair to not attract their beauty and protect themselves from the 'male gaze'. Which raises the question, why are women forced to cover parts of their bodies, but not males? Why can men wear t-shirts and shorts, yet women are seen as properties of the male who is responsible for protecting the woman's dignity. Though I am not in favour of banning them overall, as it would cause and increase even more unrest and anti-government sentiments among the Muslim population

  • Be given right of what's we wearing

    If the women of Europe wear the bikini no one say at least a single word to them so why the Muslims suffer I am studding in convent but I want to wear hi jab because I feel comfort but it is impossible it's because they say it's a backwardness so what is forwardness if Catholic wear what's they want so why not Muslims they are not terrorist

  • Be given right of what's we wearing

    If the women of Europe wear the bikini no one say at least a single word to them so why the Muslims suffer I am studding in convent but I want to wear hi jab because I feel comfort but it is impossible it's because they say it's a backwardness so what is forwardness if Catholic wear what's they want so why not Muslims they are not terrorist

  • USA should not look like Middle East!

    I completely agree that hi jabs and burka's are to keep the women oppressed. I've seen women wearing hi jabs along with heavy makeup and tatoos! The German's stopped wearing lederhosen and the Scottish stopped wearing kilts when they moved to the US. People from middle east should not move here if they don't want to look like American's. There would be less conflicts for the immigrants if they would assimilate. I am not racist and wish the best for immigrants but it's disturbing to see the dark clothing and veils, especially on a hot summer day .... Ridiculous.

  • Because they are showing support for a religion that chops people's heads off!!!

    If you look up the reason why these woman wear the hijab it's not because they have to it's because they want to show everyone they ARE Muslim. I don't feel bad for any Muslim who gets discriminated against. They are horrible people who believe in a so-called religion that chops people's heads off and gets virgins when they die. Gross disgusting filth!

  • Because they are showing support for a religion that chops people's heads off!!!

    If you look up the reason why these woman wear the hijab it's not because they have to it's because they want to show everyone they ARE Muslim. I don't feel bad for any Muslim who gets discriminated against. They are horrible people who believe in a so-called religion that chops people's heads off and gets virgins when they die. Gross disgusting filth!

  • Because they are showing support for a religion that chops people's heads off!!!

    If you look up the reason why these woman wear the hijab it's not because they have to it's because they want to show everyone they ARE Muslim. I don't feel bad for any Muslim who gets discriminated against. They are horrible people who believe in a so-called religion that chops people's heads off and gets virgins when they die. Gross disgusting filth!

  • Ban the hijab

    If they want to express their religion they can do it at home like most Americans. The hijab is a symbol of terrorism not a religious belief. We have laws we have to follow as Americans and it should not be given special privileges because this is the president's belief and religion.

  • DEFINETELY I agree

    Because girls are too busy worried about their hijab instead of work this is really bad and I strongly agree we should band hi jabs in primary and high school please get it banded now please coz I don't like it and I don't thinks so some people don't aswell

  • Impractical eye sore

    I will never understand why would a person immigrate to a Christian country and keep this monstrosity on her head? If you are SO FULLY dedicated to your religion and enjoy this symbol of submission, then what are you doing in a non-Muslim society? Showing the rest of us how immoral we are? It makes no sense, so I consider hijabis either hypocritical or forced to do it against their will. Either way, ban the thing.

  • Enjoy our Freedom, Dress Like an American

    Women who wear a hijab claim they are being modest. Nonsense. Any manner of dress that makes a person stand out in a crowd is not modest. Islam is a terrorist group, not a religion, and if those who pretend to have "escaped" from it are to be permitted to live here, they need to dress in the American style. There is no telling how many bombs and weapons they might be hiding under those rags.

  • It is a method of oppression disguised as freedom for women.

    The one of the main reasons for a hijab is so that a woman can be free from "lustful" thoughts from men. Lets be honest here, if men don't want to sin by having lustful thoughts induced by a woman's face, they should cover their eyes and stay inside. It is ridiculous that it is the woman's burden, and by having them allowed within schools teaches children the exact opposite.

  • You need to show your face.

    Show your face - or are you a bandit?? You are being discourteous to me & my country. How do I know what you are doing behind your mask. You want to stay in Canada & be a responsible, law abiding member of Canadian society? Then act like it. Wear your mask at home. You have a lot of nerve trying to replace our culture with yours & then expecting me to like it.

  • Identity should not be hidden

    Anyone religous or not could use such coverings to commit bad acts.

    Immagrants come here to leave there old country but try to bring the same old contry here. Do what you want but if it jeordizes the saftey of the countries people there should be limitations on your practice.

  • The burqa prevents sociability

    Despite anyone's arguments, the burqa prevents many social interactions among women in schools. They may not necessarily feel oppressed, but it is a general feeling amount schools that they are "different" and it is known that they are oppressed.

    The idea that burqas are liberating is "hipster" type concept. Women wearing Burgas are trying to be different, but their form of difference is harming their sociability and creating safety hazards. These are unnecessary and need to be banned from schools. People may be Muslim there is no problem with that, but burqas need to be taken out of the picture.

  • Ban the Hijab Ban Oppression

    The Hijab - 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 the United States.

    I have hear muslim women say they it is not a sign of subservience, however as an American women I disagree. Every time II see a woman wear one- I see Islam pointing out the difference between men and women. I can not tell the difference between most Christians for example a Catholic woman versus a Methodist women but by wearing the hijab - muslims are putting their views of religious oppression in our face and setting women back. #banthehijab

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  • No more face hiding

    Instances of wanted men leaving the UK acting as their sisters by using sisters passport but because facial covering they got away with it . Plus we have been made to bend over backwards for minorities in case we offend by wearing religious jewellery (IE Crosses) sending of Christmas cards or giving presents, Christmas decorations banned by some councils ALL IN THE NAME OF WE MAY OFFEND MINORITIES. Well what about me being offended by Hijabs & Burkas in this CHRISTIAN COUNTRY. Or the painting of their foreheads for religious purposes. Now there's people trying to get Pork pies & Sausage rolls banned in work canteens in case we offend them but its funny in their corner shops & stores they openly sell them to you & Alcohol. Its about time the PC brigade found something else to do than cause Racial tensions.

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

    To me its just common sense for the Banning of the Hijab - Women who wear them should not be able to get a Drivers Licence, Health Card, Passport or any other form of Photo ID that requires their full face picture, If it's against their religion (omg really), then they should go back to the place where they came from and wear it freely there.

  • Freedom from religion

    The purpose of the hijab is to announce their faith for all to see. In the workplace it is not necessary to know that. Religion should be a personal matter and not forced upon for others, it SCREAMS: I AM MUSLIM! One can still dress modestly without having to SCREAM to others their religious believes. Freedom FROM religion is as important as freedom OF religion.

  • Freedom and fresh air for all.

    No one in their right mind would want to breath through fabric, especially in hot weather, no one would want to feel the restriction of fabric on their heads and faces and never feel the breeze through their hair, it is all so unnatural and stifling. I understand that women who have worn the niqab have been conditioned to do so to the point it would cause anxiety to stop wearing it, like a security blanket,
    afraid their oppressors might see them or afraid of everything they have been told about the western world. We need to be gentle but steady in our taking away of this oppressive garb, be free ladies, you must be strong and value freedom in the western world. Just like in the history of Canada and other western countries, women had to take a stand and demand equality and be recognized as a human being, they had to be strong and kick butt, what a great opportunity for Muslim women to take advantage of this western world, we can help, ban these oppressive head and face coverings.

  • All Ban Muslim They are the decendents of the devil himself.

    Yes very much because every country is unique by its own culture and traditions. It's our country and our rights. If they have a problem with our laws they are the ones to leave not us.
    They come invade and enforce their culture on us.
    There should be a strict law and rule for the control of Muslim culture and ban their culture if your kids wantbto see a better part of the society.

  • I am English and I am entitled to a view

    Unlike religious minorities-I am anti-religion and an atheist and English born and bred.
    I am entitled to a view and in my opinion there should be no religious dress sense in the uk anywhere under any circumstance.
    I hate and fear all muslim attire and jewish skull caps and the stuff nuns and vicars wear.
    Unlike all the other religious clothing muslim attire I find to be far more intimidating and oppressive and invasive.
    I would hope the majority view of the true indigenous population might inform the laws and social rules or at least be takeninto consideration-but I feel sure the opinions of the majority of truly English people are despised and ignored.
    Im willing to tolerate some traditional nonsense like old churches and small decorative neck chain crosses and the broadcasting of songs of praise - so I am easy going.
    I feel head scarfs and veils and burkas etc are all oppressive and signify religion and oppression of females and specifically highlight the existence in the uk of a intolerant and frightening religion that have the right in my historic homeland to intimidate me and my fellow English citizens.
    I don't wish to go to a muslim country and force them to remove their religious attire-yet they have won the right to live in England and appear on our tv in their alien and intimidating attire.
    Why are muslims incapable of observing our social norms? Respecting our tradional behaviour? Why am I not entitled to see the face and features of people who live in my country?
    I know millions of English people feel like this-maybe even a majority- and just like with the 80% of us who oppose foreign aid and the lack of human rights demands that accompany it-we the majority are despised and undemocratically ignored by the politically correct ruling elite in the Westminster bubble.

  • Many people who are oppressed support their own oppression.

    Women that wear hi-jab are brainwashed into thinking this somehow protects them. We live in Canada not an arab/muslim nation and young girls are being brainwashed to wear hijab.
    They should be supported by our government that will say that when in public setting /schools etc.. They should not wear it. This way these young women that are second generation will be able to have to freedom of not wearing it. Because they are forced by their families to wear it when they reach around age 13.
    They can still wear it at home, or on the streets. But not within our public buildings. If we do nothing we support these women will continue being oppressed.
    Do we really want women walking around shrouded and eyes covered being dehumanized ????
    Go back to your country of origin if hijab is so important to you.
    In Canada we will respect your religious faith no problem but not if it means dehumanization and control of women!!!
    We worked hard to be seen as equals and hijab wearing or not does not prevent you from worshiping your god. But in Canada have some respect for women and we should not allow men to force women into it.

  • I.D. Request features that are hidden

    It is the discouragement of identification I dislike. If you can cover your features that are stated in a government issued I'd, what sense does that make? If Islamic men feel insecure about other men looking at their women, they should hop in line with American men . Its limits to modesty, and this is just plain controlling and subdividing

  • No ones face should be hidden for security reasons.

    Cover your hair, feet, arms etc but the face should be seen, especially as so many Muslims share the same name as they breed like bacteria. If you want to live here then you need to be part of society not hide behind a veil. You could be anyone, the Muslim boy that escaped a mosque in Acton W3 escaped buy wearing a woman's hijab. It's redicilous that full face hijjabs are legal in this country.

  • Not an obligation

    It should be banned as it is used as a religious symbol and shoved down westerners throats as such when there is NO command to wear it in the Qur'an. It is NOT a religious requirement and so should be treated as any other piece of clothing... It is also an insult to western women... To muslims, it means virginity, purity, protection from sexual assault (by muslim men only)... So what does not wearing it mean a woman is? Ban it from schools and work places....

  • Concealment of identifying features should be up to the property or business owner.

    I use to own a hobby store. It was in an area known for gang violence. Several customers who were D&D players would want to wear their roll playing robes into the store. Problem is that the robes concealed their faces/hair features. I therefore forbid the wearing of anything that concealed facial and head features, inluding the wearing of hoodies. I no longer own the store but if I did, I would also forbid hijab's.

  • They should be banned.

    People get scared because they think that the hijab is connected to terrorism. If people are getting scared for their lives why not ban it and be done. We don't go to Muslim countries and cause trouble so why do they have the right to come here and cause trouble and get away with it?

  • No, you have right to be open about your faith ;diffrentiate between the burka and hijab

    No, I do not think it should be banned mainly because that would restrict religious freedom.The hijab is not a symbol of oppression most muslim women choose to wear it and accessorize it.Most of the anti-hijab sentiments are based on security and lack of understanding of muslim culture.In muslim countries, a woman must be modestly dressed,this also applies to foreigners but in western society a woman is free to modestly dressed or unmodestly dressed so that does logic doesn't work there.Then for security a hijab is different from a hat it is basically a scarf not much can be smuggled in there and a muslim woman could remove her hijab in a secluded area in presence of female security.

  • Let's teach our husbands, brothers and sons to respect women instead of trying to cover up women's bodies.

    There's no proof that hijabs have protected women from verbal assaults or sexual violence. The suggestion of wearing a hijab to protect women is not addressing the underlying problems, that there are men who are still threatened by women wanting equality in all aspects of their lives. ''The burkha is the ultimate visual symbol of female oppression''.

  • In school yes but in Pubic no

    In School, there are certain rules about uniform that you must follow. You can't wear a hoddie or a hat or anything other than school uniform. So if Muslim girls are allowed to wear a Hijab they are techically breaking the rules on uniform but are treated differently because they are Muslim. I feel that if they are allowed to wear a hijab then we should be allowed to wear a hat in class.

  • Women are not uncovered peices of meat onless you're sick or your faith is sick

    Women are not uncovered peices of meat onless you're sick or your faith is sick. Hijabs = subjugation of women, when we are trying to aim for equality. We are in the 21st Century & no culture or religion should support the rape of women for being uncovered or showing skin & Islam with its Hijab is a direct symbol of this.

  • Yes it should

    The hijab is a cultural head dress worn in the middle east and Sahara because of the flying sand. It is not a religious requirement as stated by some ignorant white 'liberals'. As a middle easterner, I know this for a fact. Nowhere in the qur'an is it mentioned. It is a cultural practice that should not be allowed anywhere unless for protection in the desert or on cultural events. The same way female mutilation is considered inhumane. Even in Muslim countries, women are starting to realise it,yet western governments are ttrying to promote it. Crucifixes have been banned from schools in most western countries, but as soon as radical islamists men and women want to enforce sharia, everything chances. Double standards? I could say my religion says I need to be naked. Is that going to be allowed? Every religion cannot.Be accommodated. If only radical Muslim women would even think for a second about how oppressing it is, thisworld would be more peaceful

  • In a democracy we each assert our individuality, not our membership of a powerful club.

    In Muslim countries people identify themselves as a member of a family and of a faith, rather than as a member of a nation. So if people want to struggle for something bigger than themselves, all they have is fighting for their faith which we did hundreds of years ago with all the killing that went with it. Our political security has been built over the centuries with faith being more and more private with the nation politically and carefully managing it. The hijab expresses the division in society that women teach their children, a division that their young people act upon. Does the Muslim world demand the right to bring us down to their divisive culture?

    People wearing a hijab demand others to see them as primarily a Muslim with their individuality as secondary. Yet Western democracy holds that the individual is the unit of society, Clothing seems such a trivial issue, but the fundamental essence of our democratic culture is being sophisticatedly attacked and mocked. We sense that men, charming, hard-working and intelligent as they are, are using women to undermine our complex society. So far we seem incapable of doing anything about it. Not just our young girls being sexually groomed, our society is being politically groomed.

    They argue that Sikhs wear turbans so Muslim women can wear religious attire, but Sikhs have a long cultural tradition of having a strong sense of national identity, a culture Muslims have yet to acquire anywhere.

  • Yes it should

    It is NOT part of Western Civilization. The problem is this will NOT stop until FULL SHARIA Law is Implemented (thats the Aim for a LARGE MINORITY, of Muslim.) They scrwed up their countries now screw up the West. When you come froma backward/under-developed nation, to a rich/developed nation, learn to Assimilate and Respect the Ethics/Laws and Norms of your New Country. Sadly This is what happened to the Levant Region / Northern Africa, once Christian now Muslim and Christians are treat like Garbage . Eventually there is going to be a major Islamic Backlash!

  • Yes it should be banned

    It is NOT part of Western Civilization. The problem is this will NOT stop until FULL SHARIA Law is Implemented (thats the Aim for a LARGE MINORITY, of Muslim.) They screwed up their countries now screw up the West. When you come from a backward/under-developed nation, to a rich/developed nation, learn to Assimilate and Respect the Ethics/Laws and Norms of your New Country. Sadly This is what happened to the Levant Region / Northern Africa, once Christian now Muslim and Christians are treat like Garbage . Eventually there is going to be a major Islamic Backlash!

  • It should banned because they don't respect other

    They don't respect the other relgions in the middle east and the Muslims countries and who rebels their rules kill him. So they should be respected as they respect others, so hijab should be banned. Also they were hijab for money those greedy pwople, all they care about is killing, money, sex and filling the world just like moe taught them.

  • It has no place in a free society!

    It is about the hjab not the burka!

    I don't want to be confonted with fundamentalisic religious ideologies when taking care of important paperwork etc.
    I wouldn't want to see crosses or Jesus either, when going to the townhall.
    Kids should be able to form a relationship with a teacher and hiding ones face is not a good start for that.
    I wouldn't want my kid to be tought by a person with such sexist & backwards values!
    Someone who wears the hjab has fundamentalistic views, like being against democracy, homosexuals, denying evolution etc.
    I would take my kid out of a class! Plus, it has no place in a civilized society. The sole purpose is to hide women and to make them invisible.
    Deeply sexist reasons! Women who chose to wear it don't really have a strong argument for it!
    They should rather raise their boys right instead of hiding.
    It should not be supported!

  • Should be banned

    They should respect Britain's culture and beliefs, if they want to express there own culture they should do it their country. When English people go o the middle east we make sure not to wear anything that offends their religion. It also sets up the belief that woman can be treated badly!

  • We can't wear headgear in my school

    We have O Canada in the morning and it would be disrespectful for them to wear it during that so it would just be dumb for them to try to wear it in the school because its against rules and it's disrespectful. Move to a different country if you want to wear it.

  • A woman has the same rights as any man

    Only mysoginistic men think they have the right to prevent a woman being identified by her own characteristics and personality in public.
    This world needs to be reassured that no one is oppressed or diminished by any other human being. God or no God. A life is a life and should be free to be all that it can be in this world.

  • The Hijab Should Be Banned

    I think they should be banned because they hide the persons face and that`s basically it. It like going into a bank with a motor bike helmet on. Also they look scary because it hides the persons face. And the final reason is that it look bad and sometime but unlikely the person with one on is bad.

  • I believe it should be banned in ALL secular countries. ALL!!

    My main argument is that of security. Let's say a man dresses up in a burka and goes and robs a bank. Is there any means of identifying him. How is wearing a burka different from wearing a ski masks and entering a public domain. However if one does this they would be immediately detained and questioned for obvious reasons. Secondly, in this day and age I've seen many many women in the western world, in many countries wearing a hijab decked out in the most flamboyant colors and a bucket full of makeup with full on lipstick/lipgloss and additional fake eyelashes and even contacts. Now you tell me isn't that the height of hypocrisy. Isn't the SOLE purpose of the hijab to deter attention from a woman and make her less desirable to the opposite sex? Also, isn't the main purpose of makeup, lipgloss, fake lashes, colored contact lenses ALL items used by women to enhance their beauty and make them more attractive and desirable to the opposite sex. Lastly, it is un democratic to tell someone how to dress and how to portray themselves, however if one live in a secular country they need to abide by the rules set forth by said country. If the country has a problem with certain garments being seen as radical and hence ban them then the individual need to respect the laws of the land. If that poses a problem then there's a simple solution, find abode in a country like Saudi which stands by your beliefs. I'm certain they'll find the laws there much less stringent and easier to abide by😉

  • Should be banned, should have respect for the social acceptance of a non islamic country.

    In my opinion I find it offensive and rude. Does this mean I can wear a balaclava into a public place such as a hospital or a bank? Well there is no law against it but its not ethically acceptable. I am not a Christian nor Atheist for that matter but I live in a Christian country and I respect Christian values and culture even if I dont believe in them. Its not about targeting a religious dominion its about ethics and what is acceptable to blend in with society and culture of that country. If it's law in an islamic country for a woman to cover her face thats fine, but if a law is made in a non islamic country to ban face coverings that should be fine also, and I dont know what the fuss is about.

  • Ban the hijab

    If you were doing GCESE's they could sneak in cheat-sheets there for the Hijab should be banned. And if they have it it gives them a massive advantage and they could sneak i drugs, all sort of things that are not permitted in the place that they are in BAN IT.

  • Ban it for good

    What god puts his women as less important to the men.
    In what way can they say they choose to wear it of there own free will if they are forced by there parents as children. Its about time someone took a stand for all those poor was women out there that are forced to do and act in such away

  • They should respect our ways

    We are required to cover up to respect their ways in their country. They should do the same when in a Christian country. Its a disgrace that we have allowed it to go on for as long as it has. We are now at the point where England is losing its religion as we are so scared as coming across as rasict

  • They should respect our ways

    We are required to cover up to respect their ways in their country. They should do the same when in a Christian country. Its a disgrace that we have allowed it to go on for as long as it has. We are now at the point where England is losing its religion as we are so scared as coming across as rasict

  • Why dont the muslim men cover there heads ??

    Girls are made to cover there heads from a young age, and every woman they mix with does the same. This is why muslim girls feel lost without it. My cousin needed conciliating to go outside without his baseball cap. Its the same thing! But it doesnt mean there girls really want to wear this. Also wearing the headscarf just stops the muslim girls mixing with or getting close to any male who isnt muslim. So is this this racist, is it not ?? Muslim men dont want there muslim girls dating Black guys, White guys or Oriental men ! Yet the Muslim men dress to the max so they can fit in and mingle with western girls. Its the same as white men years ago saying white women should not date black men. This attitude is ancient and needs to stop!

  • The Hijab should be banned in public in Australia

    Equality also lies under muslim women being able to wear the headscarves in banks or airports. This breaches a form of identity which is illegal in Australia. Muslims can wear headscarves in banks but everyone else can't wear motor bike helmets? Where is the equality in that. If we just eliminated this problem and banned it altogether there would be no issue. If they want to wear their traditional clothing then they can go elsewhere but in Australia it should be banned.

  • Hijabs should be banned

    First of all it is considered rude and inappropriate to wear hats and hoods indoors it covers your head/hair same thing with hijabs. Hijabs comes from the muslim religion I mean cult a religion a sexist religion where woman can't vote drive cars or walk alone in public. I would be fine with the muslim religion if it wasn't based of a pedophile and brainwashed extremist who will blow themselves up if you show a picture of a historical man. Remember on 2000 when there were riots in Islam/muslim countries because a tv show that showed the picture of a pedophile I mean muhhamad was shown on tv for less than a minute in a harmless non offensive way and the creators were given death threats resulting in a uneeded edited of a t.v. show and possibly the end of freedom of speech or what about the people who believe that they should kill anyone who insults muhhamad. Making a woman wear a hijab is taking her rights away from her. Canada completely banned hijabs the U.S should be next

  • Hijabs should be banned

    First of all it is considered rude and inappropriate to wear hats and hoods indoors it covers your head/hair same thing with hijabs. Hijabs comes from the muslim religion I mean cult a religion a sexist religion where woman can't vote drive cars or walk alone in public. I would be fine with the muslim religion if it wasn't based of a pedophile and brainwashed extremist who will blow themselves up if you show a picture of a historical man. Remember on 2000 when there were riots in Islam/muslim countries because a tv show that showed the picture of a pedophile I mean muhhamad was shown on tv for less than a minute in a harmless non offensive way and the creators were given death threats resulting in a uneeded edited of a t.v. show and possibly the end of freedom of speech or what about the people who believe that they should kill anyone who insults muhhamad. Making a woman wear a hijab is taking her rights away from her. Canada completely banned hijabs the U.S should be next

  • The hijab should not be banned be banned from public schools and buildings or society

    Women have rights in Islam. This religion was established at a time where families were burying ther baby daughters alive. Such horrific acts are prohibited by the Quran. What most people believe is Islamic is actually the mixing of culture with religion. A Muslim is not supposed to force their religion on anyone and no person should be accepting the message by force. However, some people view Islam that way and they will force their daughters/wives to wear the hijab. As a female that wears the hijab I do not commend those people and believe their practices are wrong. Sadly, this occurs more prominently in Islamic countries than Western countries. In studies, it has been shown that women that wear the hijab have higher self-confidence levels and better body image than those that don't wear the hijab. I believe the hijab is a way of giving women freedom. I can feel comfortable knowing I am not being judged by my beauty. Rather, I have people taking my personality seriously as well as my character. Of course you can argue that this is a very conservative point of view and wearing less clothing is more liberating. I don't see the liberation in having hormonal teenage girls walking down the street in crop tops and tight booty shorts. I have no right to judge them, but in my mind I wonder if they have any self-worth or if they respect their bodies at all. Yes, they believe in flaunting what you have but isn't that losing the value of what you got. I feel special when I have people ask me if they can see my hair or my arms or my legs. It makes my body feel like it's valuable. Wearing what I wear stops me from comparing my hair, legs, arms, stomach to other people's assets. I just figured that it's my body and I'm the only one that ever really sees it other than my girl friends and family. Who cares what I look like as long as I'm healthy and happy. These days one out of four fourth graders has an eating disorder and girls worry if there will be a boy that will like them. I feel it's degrading and oppressive to dress in a way that is pleasing to men so I can get one to like me. The guy I want to like me should like me because of who I am personality wise and then like me because of my looks. If you like a person solely for their looks, once the lady becomes pregnant or gets a little bit chubbier that initial attraction is gone. Why? Because that was a relationship based solely on looks and personality was ignored. Suffice to say women feel a need to remain forever beautiful and will do anything to avoid aging. Whether it be cosmetic products, plastic surgery, etc. Isn't this a form of oppression?
    The hijab shouldn't stop a woman's beauty, it should protect it.

  • Veils oppress women and were "not welcome.

    It looks ugly, you don't know who is behind it, people won't feel comfortable walking around with someone wearing it and is dangerous when driving.
    I also find it very sexist in Islam that women aren't allowed to go near men!.
    It should be outright banned in UK and all modern societies

  • Veils oppress women and were "not welcome.

    It looks ugly, you don't know who is behind it, people won't feel comfortable walking around with someone wearing it and is dangerous when driving.
    I also find it very sexist in Islam that women aren't allowed to go near men!.
    It should be outright banned in UK and all modern societies

  • 100% yes for everyone and every place.

    If I want to wear my hijab I will please don't call me oppresed either I wear my hijab because I want too not because I'm forced to if people are able to show skin why can't I be able to cover up mine? I DECIDED to wear my hijab since I was 10 and I still do.

  • Forcing women to wear the Hijab is a form of slavery.

    As a mother of two daughters I feel this practice is abhorrent! Please explain where in the Koran this practice is encouraged. It makes my wife and I wonder why in one of the hottest countries on earth the men wear white and the women are draped in BLACK. I can only conclude that it is the further subjugation of women and gives the men a sense of power and control over them.

  • They should be banned especially in schools

    Schools tend to have uniforms and regulations, and I think a ban would work well there. Boys arent allowed to wear hats, so if it really is a religious choice of the individual, it shouldn't be a problem, as it is a choice.
    I do not want to force anyone to wear or not wear certain things however, so think we should look to the reasons behind wearing it. From what I can understand, it seems to be rejecting the idea that women are only judged on their appearance. However, I find the hijab to be a way of defining women by their appearances- many seem to feel that if they take it off, they will be sexualized, which to me doesnt make sense- cant they see past their appearance?? By wearing it it seems to say that their appearance (or lack of it by covering it up) IS important- why does it have to be? Can't we all just start to see each other in terms of 'human' not male or female? I feel the hijab promotes unhealthy ideas that women are only judged on their bodies unless they cover up. Surely this idea is more demeaning, and more likely in a perverse way to encourage what they are trying to get away from, that women should only be judged on their appearance? I have been trying for a long time to understand but find the logic very odd and contradicting. How about, if we all want to stop judging on appearance, we dress however we want to instead of assuming thatif you didn't cover up, that all you would be judged on is your appearance?
    I don't want to take away religious freedoms but feel it is inappropriate in a classroom, and if you are so covered that you cannot see your face, then that is inappropriate in British society, a society that has thrived on liberal ideas that everyone is equal and we should all be treated the same like human beings. Covering up one gender while not the other does not fit these values. There should be religious freedom for all unless that freedom means inequality. Therefore it seems logical to look to the reasons behind covering up your hair and sometimes face (which don't seem to make any logical sense to me personally, and actually seem to enforce the idea that women should be judged on their appearance) before we make an informed decision whether or not this act supports or opposes equality for all.

  • Limiting religion play into society

    Hijab are the religion symbol of islam and could lead to many a thing most of them not good
    First it create un settleness.....This is mainly due to the terrorism fear i mean no want want to get bombed up also it leads to alienation to the person wearing the hijab...This create an air of racism since the woman would think the crowd is judging her badly because of the hijab...And the crowd would shy away from intergrating with the said woman....This applies to the all places of public

    Second....The symbolic of hijab brings cultural segegration in a country where multicultural is promoted...Sure its your religious beliefs to wear it but that is uk...Its a country with its own set of values...Its rufe to impose a new religious culture to them...Its exactly what youre feeling that banning of hijab is groundless and that they feel that they shoyld have to adapt to hijab rule...If its not part of British culture

    Third comes from wearing the hijab its insulting to the british to cling to religion symbols when the country tries to lessen their influence on the population to make intergration and multiculturalism happen swiftly
    Hijab is a symbol of a religion that limits women plays into social political economical affairs....Wearing a hijab makes tht effort to lessen the empowering of wonen insulting to the britis....I.Mean its like helpng a slave escape a master...Whom the slave even with the badtreatment she received from her master she still goes back to him

  • This is about REPRESSION not religion.

    The Hijab and anything covering your identity has nothing to do with ANY religion. This was a rule imposed by stupid men in the middle east in order to control women. What kind of society can exist if you don't know who you're looking at? If you wear a baseball cap and sunglasses in a bank they ask you to remove them so that they can see your face for security. These brainwashed women need help. The "men" in their society that want this to continue are weak, stupid and many pedophiles that "marry" little girls (this a good way to hide them). This cannot exist in a progressive society only a REPRESSIVE one.

  • Oppression of women

    Most women are unaware of why they why the burqa, hijab and niqab. These pieces of clothing degrade women and they oppress their equality. They are a pre-Muslim item, where the conceptual idea of them is that women are subsidiary to men. Spread the awareness to communities, enforce the ban!

  • The Hijab should be banned in society in general!

    I realize that people say the hijab is a way for one to show their religion, but in the quran it did not specify a dress code. It stated that women should dress MODESTLY. Modestly means to be free from ostentation or showy extravagance. I myself can dress "Modestly" without the use of a hijab or niqab. Also whatever god you believe in he made you how you are for a reason and i do not believe that you should hide who you are.
    These specific headdresses can interfere when trying to identify a person. If a crime is committed it will be hard to give proof as no one will have seen the persons face. Canada may be multi-cultural but we also wish to protect our society. Hijabs could interfere with this, and its not only to say hijabs should not be worn but also any other form of head dress or head scarfs/hats that cover your identity.

  • Should be banned

    I think it should be banned because the hijab can cover the face and only show to eyes. This can put off the teachers and cause racism and bullying in schools. Also can put off teachers as they cant see the childrens emotions and if they are learning or not.

  • Hijab should be banned to bring our country closer together

    I understand that it is a way of expressing your religious beliefs on the outside, but it isn't necessary, it is not a compulsory part of your religion. I believe it is a potential danger to the community as anybody is able to wear one to help conceal their identity whist committing a crime. This would also contribute to social stereotypes of the Muslim culture if a criminal wear to dress this way to get away with a crime.

    Not only is there this safety risk but the wearing of the Hijab continues to create further division in the UK communities. It separates the people which is not good for our country. People of a non Muslim background can find it intimidating ( in there own country- which is quiet sad) to associate with people dressed this way as it is so different and creates not only a cultural barrier but a physical barrier between the two.

    People without hijabs are also people they just may not follow the same religion as you, but they are generally good people with high moral values, they just dress differently due to their up bringing and where they have grown up. (The country you are now living in)

    If Muslims want to dress conservatively, that is fine, but do it without the hijab as it will give our country a better chance at growing together rather then continuing to segregate. It is ok for people to have different views and beliefs, in fact this is what makes the world such a great place! So keep your beliefs but allow yourself to grow and change with the ways of the community/country you are living in. Please respect and try to embrace our way of life rather than trying to fight it. It's really quiet rude!

  • The covering of the face is not an acceptable way of presenting oneself in our society

    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.

  • Hijab should be banned

    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.

  • Conflicting issue- but impractical.

    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.

  • Its a Safety Violation

    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.

  • Wearing the hijab just illustrates rules women FOLLOW that men have made in history thus sexist!

    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.

  • Ban Hijabs here

    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.

  • Barbaric violation of human rights

    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.

  • Double standard and special treatment

    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.

  • They feel naked.

    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.

  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • This is a country that prides itself on freedom of religion and wearing the Hijab is an expression of religious faith that shouldn't be banned.

    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.

    Posted by: 54IInferno
  • 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.

  • Human rights?

    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 hijab is a form of protected religious observance or expression.

    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.

    Posted by: R0unHeaven
  • The Hijab should be allowed in schools, due to freedom of religion and expression.

    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.

    Posted by: PenitentNolan58
  • It is unacceptable to ban anything of any culture from any place in our country, as that is an attack on personal freedom.

    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.

    Posted by: daveyxh
  • No, the Hijab should not be banned, because it is part of religious expression.

    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.

    Posted by: R4yCher
  • Hijab should not be banned in schools, public places an society in general.

    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.

    Posted by: l0olllooi
  • No, I disagree, to wear a Hijab or not is a decision to be made by the individual based on their beliefs.

    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.

    Posted by: LeftyBlondie
  • Never!

    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!

  • Free will

    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.

  • Telling women who choose to wear the Burka that they cannot wear it is opression in itself.

    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 has the right to choose whatever they want without any obsolence

    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.

  • Freedom of religion is one of our fundamental rights, and we should not prohibit any religion.

    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.

    Posted by: NineNathanial43
  • 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.

  • This is a free country

    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.

  • Women should be free to wear the hijab.

    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 Hijab should not be banned anywhere.

    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.

    Posted by: w00tboycomic
  • The Hijab should not be banned in schools, public buildings or society in general because that interferes with freedom of speech and religion.

    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.

    Posted by: H0bi3Invader
  • The Hijab should not be banned--any more than a wimple or a snood would be.

    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.

    Posted by: ElwBoardin
  • The hijab should not be banned anywhere in schools, public buildings or society in general because that is a religious symbol, and people have the right to exercise their religions in the US.

    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.

    Posted by: N34rIyGaIv
  • The hijab should not be banned in general because it is a representation of a culture and poses no threat to society.

    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.

    Posted by: 53r3n3Piers
  • Get your hands out my hijab

    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.

  • No Hijab should not be banned

    Everyone in today's world said to be giving their rights to do whatever they want to, only the Muslim woman is to be stripped of her RIGHTS. Wearing hijab wherever she wants to is her rights and is not open for debate just as no one is debating weather nakedness in the name of freedom should be banned.
    Least I forget, all those saying it is a sign of oppression, most of you are not yet liberated either, after all, you still got clothes on.

  • Hijab should not be banned

    The hijab is a a religious headpiece that does not do any harm to society. It goes against human rights as it doesn't allow individuals to express themselves through their beliefs, values and traditions. Many people come to Canada or America to live in peace and freedom. How can this be possible if their freedom is taken away? Muslims, just like any other religious group should be allowed to practice their faith and traditions. It is unjust to target one specific religious group and not give them the freedom to express themselves. If the hijab is banned, then all other religious items should be banned as well.

  • Let women dress the way they want to dress

    Banning hijab is a ridiculous proposal with no foundation or argument. It is simply another way for ignorant or fearful people to try and force their customs and beliefs on others. If a woman wants to cover her hair, what on earth is the problem? How far would this kind of proposal go? Are we going to start banning women from wearing long sleeves or pants now? Wearing hijab is not dangerous to anyone and it does not negatively affect any communities. It is simply a way for women to feel comfortable and exercise their freedom of religion as well as their freedom to dress the way they desire.

  • Banning hijab would be opression

    Would it not be considered oppression if there was a law made saying you could not wear pants, only shorts and miniskirts? The rest of the world would wonder what kind of sick, perverted government made such a rule! Banning hijab is much the same. I'm fourteen and I wear a hijab. My parents have not told me to wear it, in fact, they discourage it, saying that people can be judgemental. I still wear it, by my own free will. Women who wear hijab do not become anorexic or bulimic, because their body is not on show for public display. I was born in Canada and live in America, and I see women and girls parading around in crop tops and mini- skirts. Men stare at them lustfully, and it's disgusting. I would rather die than be looked at like that. And don't you dare say argue that " just because men are like this, why should women suffer?". Well, think of it this way, if you lived in a town where there was a serial killer on the loose, wouldn't you lock your door at night? You could say " just because there is one killer, doesn't mean I'm going to go to go to the trouble of locking the door!". But you don't. You lock the doors and buy a new alarm system.

    In our religion, men are taught from a young age to lower their gaze and treat a women with respect. Did you know that after you get married, your husband is supposed to provide for you completely, and your only responsibility as a woman is to raise the children. You don't even have to do the cooking, cleaning, or housework. Your husband is supposed to provide a maid for that, and if the wife does that, then it is from the goodness of her heart. Islam gives women more rights than any religion in the world, and I am willing to bet my life on that.

  • People have the free will to do as they please.

    As a muslim women of 16 years of age I can happily say that it is absolutely obsurd that there is even a consideration to the banning of the hijab in schools and public places.
    May I point out one very, very significant factor in this debate, and I quote;
    "The Veils that we wear do not cover or obscure our minds" - a hijab poses no threat whatsoever. We still have our minds, our character, our intelligence and personality when we adorn a hijab. And what is a piece of cloth to separate us from the rest of humanity?
    A headscarf purely symbolises my submission to Allah, and I can tell you now, I have never met a single muslim girl my age or younger who has worn the hijab in disdain or by force-those who sadly are forced, are the minority.
    You can take away a headscarf by force and oppression, but you can never take the inner Hijab away from us. Insha'Allah we all find peace and happiness.

  • It shoud not be banned because

    It is possible that they accept our culture and embrace it in certain issues, but you cannot change someone's beliefs and issues.
    People in foreign countries are stoutly religious - they have religion on a national scale. There are a minority of people who a stoutly religiously in this country, but not enough to make an impact on a national scale.
    Add to the fact that it would be shot down as we are a country embracing all cultures and religions, that is why banning it because it is against "our culture" would be wrong.
    Exactly: 'our' culture. Will you be banning coffee, next? (and forcing tea down everyone's throats.)
    What is the 'English' dress code, how many cultures is it derived from? Jeans and T-shirts ARE not English(They were invented by non-english people), Gucci,Chanel, Armani etc are not English.
    In-its ARE English: No more Curry for you!
    Pakistani/Indian restaurants all over London ARE English. The fact that 'ENGLISH' people are wearing Muslim veils is the sole reason for this debate.

  • If its the girls choice

    If it is the girls choice then she should be allowed to wear what she wants. If it is demanded of her by her father or other male family member or government then no. She is the only person to decide for herself, if you want liberation for these young women, give them to ability to choose.

  • Dignity is essential

    It saves those preying eyes, to lust and to want. No hijab leads to rape, and sexual harassment. A girl is more in demand if her hair, which is her pride, dangles down her back, in full view. Hijab is the barrier against adultery, rape, and sexual misconduct. Thanks, Ali.

  • I believe in the right of practicing your religion

    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 religion!

    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!

  • We have no right to say what people can/can't wear!

    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.

  • The right to practice religion.

    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.

  • Where do we draw the line?

    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.

  • No Hijab, no cross

    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 Girl

    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

  • Wearing HIJABS. By Muslims

    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 nine and wear hijab.

    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.

  • Hijab should not be banned

    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?

  • Wearing the hijab is in no way a threat to society

    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?

  • Our religion mind your own bees-wax

    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.

  • No way ho say

    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!!!!!

  • Freedom of Expression

    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.

  • Freedom of Expression

    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!!

  • No!. It shouldn't

    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

  • Liberation of women

    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.

  • Of course not. It's not fair because it is a religious matter. Hijab is freedom. Every body must have religious freedom.

    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...

  • Don't change tradition

    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.

  • This country's freedom!

    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.

  • Freedom of Expression

    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.

  • Freedom of religion

    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!

  • This is style in Islam

    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

  • Religious freedom for everyone

    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.

  • Freedom of Religion

    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.

  • If someone is free not to cover their head, they should also be free to cover it if they wish.

    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.

  • We are in a world of freedom.

    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.

  • No! No! No!

    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.

  • Hijab should not be banned.

    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.

  • Yes, freedom of religion.

    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 are we letting our country be governed by secularists when they only represent 78% of our population?

    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.

  • The hijab should not be banned because it infringes on human rights.

    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.

  • You're Morons (Hypocrisy at its finest)

    Tell me, if the entire argument against the right to wear a hijab in public is "it oppresses them," then wouldn't you be doing the same by demanding that they put away the headscarves that supposedly bring them closer to their "precious" Allah? Though religion is a concept that most of you probably can't grasp your heads around, it makes them think that they won't ever have to face the oblivion offered by death. Though it is a waste of time, it's important to them in ways inconceivable by many, besides perhaps other religious people.

  • Equality is for everyone

    We live on an earth were people can express themselves just the way they want to. No one can ether judge you or say that it is wrong to do this, because the rule says that everyone should live in peace and that everyone should be treated equally. Nothing should ever depend on what religion you belong in. Girls wear it because of their religion. You go to school because you need an education for the future. It's their culture so they could be offended if you don't let them wear it. This goes against religious freedom. This is a country that prides itself on freedom. Equality is for everyone.

  • Freedom of expression

    The Hijab should not be banned in schools, public buildings, society in general or anywhere as Everyone should be free to observe their chosen religion, we should not end up like different countries where we tell people how they go about their business, it should be up to the individual.

  • Freedom of expression

    The Hijab should not be banned be banned in schools, public buildings, society in general or anywhere as Everyone should be free to observe their chosen religion, we shouldn't end up like different countries where we tell people how they go about their business, it should be up to the individual.

  • It's an expression of religion

    The hijab allows women to express their religion, as well as be modest. To ask a woman to take off her hijab would be the same as asking her to go completely naked in the streets. It is completely possible for a muslim woman to be apart of society while still wearing her hijab. While it may feel like oppression to people who don't wear one, to the women that do it is freedom of expression. The hijab should not be banned; just the burqa. The burqa is a type of hijab that covers the whole face and body, leaving only openings for hands, feet, and eyes. The burqa can hide identities and weapons or bombs. It is hard for women to hide something in a scarf wrapped around the top of their head and neck.

  • It's just modesty

    It's part of the religion and it's important. People should be allowed to dress in the way their religion require them to. It does no harm.​ ​​​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​​​ ​ ​​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​​​​​​​ ​​​​ ​​ ​​ ​ ​ ​

  • No ban needed

    We need no ban cause I said so that we need no ban as I said so because I felt like it as I am the best and whatever I say is correct and I am always correct so I am correct again when I say no ban needed OK.

  • Human rights ! Hijab headscarfs should not be banned! ☺

    People have the rights to wear as they please because most people came to America because we have freedom of religion and freedom of expression not so they can be told they can't wear hijab headscarfs. Muslims should be able to hijab head scarfs because it is part of their culture and it is like a part of their identity and it is a symbol to them. Women aren't forced to wear them they wear them because they are in submission of God. It is a symbol of Islam which is a religion of peace. They should wear whatever they please as long as it does no harm to nobody. Hijab headscarfs should not be banned.

  • Why should it be banned?

    Freedom in America isn't really freedom anymore, oppressed by racism, stereotypes, corrupted government, and basically everything in society. I have a female friend who wears her hijab proudly in school, she shouldn't be shunned or looked at funny just because she has one. The ignorance some people have is unacceptable. I mean really, you base your opinions on the things you think you know or heard on television. Let them wear what they like, don't you get to wear what you like? I think the way we handle difference is to push it away from us so that we won't have to try to understand really.

    If you want to wear your hijab wear it. Don't let any douchebag tell you otherwise.

  • So as to avoid the wrath of Almighty Allah

    The hijab should not be ban, because it is not an attire that is ordain on the muslim womwen by the governor or president, it is ordain on us by Allah our creator.If the hijab is ban it will serve as an opportunity for the transgressors to penetrate into islam and make jest of we muslims and islam itself. I pray that we did not qualify for the punishment of Allah. Amen.

  • No they should not be banned

    This is someone's personal opinion, although some children are forced at a young age. A hijab is a hijab, it's like putting socks on. This is part of modesty and covering, no God didn't say you have to cover your whole face, but it is someone's opinion. In some countries a hijab IS part of how they have to dress.
    No they use the hijab to cover their beauty which is restricted to certain people...

  • No they should not be banned

    This is someone's personal opinion, although some children are forced at a young age. A hijab is a hijab, it's like putting socks on. This is part of modesty and covering, no God didn't say you have to cover your whole face, but it is someone's opinion. In some countries a hijab IS part of how they have to dress.
    No they use the hijab to cover their beauty which is restricted to certain people...

  • It's the persons choice

    We should not restrict somebody from the choice of clothing if people wish to wear or not to wear a hijab then that is their choice. If we do it to one race or religon then we need to do all others, also if we have freedom of expression in the us so if people want to express them selves that way we have no right to tell them they cant

  • No no no!!!!!!!!!!

    People have to learn how to accept others. We live in a modern society where people have to live with other people's differences and if you cannot accept those differences, then you can't live in a world like this. If everybody had the same race and religion we would live in a pretty boring world.

  • It's their choice

    I think that if people chose to wear that kind of clothes. That's their chose to worship what they want to. No one should judge people for small things like that and people's believes will always be different so we can't chose what believes are okay and which ones arent

  • The Hijab is a woman's choice, and that choice should always be available women

    I believe the Hijab or head scarfs in general is a women's choice and that choice should always be offered to women. Mainly because head scarfs are a religious statement that should be kept in the best interests of women around the world. I do believe there are negative effects to the head scarf and women shouldn't be forced to wear a head scarf.

  • N O Bann

    People are allowed to wear anything that relates to their religion. If someone believes that covering their face will be good for their religion that is their choice. In class, kids are still fully capable of speaking, keeping up, and interacting without showing their face. I believe freedom of religion should allow anything that does not harm others or society.

  • People should be able to do what they want!

    I think that Muslim women should be able to wear what they want. If they think that it is part of their religion, then they should be able to do it. It should be part of the religion freedom that is granted to everyone in the United States of America.

  • Let there be religious freedom!

    It should be up to one's choice whether or not to wear a Hijab. Wearing one doesn't affect anyone else. There's no need to be intolerant. People should not discriminate against others. The first amendment is freedom of religion. Let people choose what they want. There is no harm in wearing a Hijab!

  • Let there be religious freedom!

    It should be up to one's choice whether or not to wear a Hijab. Wearing one doesn't affect anyone else. There's no need to be intolerant. People should not discriminate against others. The first amendment is freedom of religion. Let people choose what they want. There is no harm in wearing a Hijab!

  • Let there be religious freedom!

    It should be up to one's choice whether or not to wear a Hijab. Wearing one doesn't affect anyone else. There's no need to be intolerant. People should not discriminate against others. The first amendment is freedom of religion. Let people choose what they want. There is no harm in wearing a Hijab!

  • I don't think the Hijab should be banned in public.

    The Hijab very important to some Muslim women; some people might view it as just an article of clothing, but to some Muslim women it is much more than that. It is a part of their beliefs and culture. All people in our modern times should be able to express themselves and what they believe, and they should not be judged or excluded because of that.

  • Freedom of Religion

    The hijab shouldn't be banned in schools, public building, and society in general. The hijab is a part of a religion, and it is a choice of the person whether or not they'd like to to wear it. By banning the hijab, you would be restricting and against a part of a religion. Just because others may be uncomfortable with it, doesn't mean you should not wear a hijab. It is a part of them, and people should accept it.

  • Banning hijabs is a violation of our 1st amendment rights of freedom of religion.

    As human beings,our we should all have the God given rights of freedom to pursue our religion and developing their personality. If wearing a hijab is what Muslim women want to do, than who are you to tell them otherwise. In school we are taught to not discriminate, bully, or even point out the faults in people. But for some reason, we are being hypocrites by emotionally, and even physically harming people wearing hijabs. It is their choice, and nobody can tell them otherwise.

  • There is no specific requirement for any type of facial covering.

    In the Koran, the book of the Muslim faith, scholars interpret what is needed to satisfy their ´creator´. However, any other woman may perceive herself in whatever way she would like to. Jewish men are not required to take off their kippah, so why should any women be required to take any article of clothing off?

  • Freedom of religion

    People should be allowed to dress how they wish and follow their religion in the way they think it is right. Why should it matter if a woman wants to cover herself if she believes it is right? By wearing a Hijab, there is no harm being done. It should not be a big deal and people should dress as they please.

  • Freedom of religion

    People should be allowed to dress how they wish and follow their religion in the way they think it is right. Why should it matter if a woman wants to cover herself if she believes it is right? By wearing a Hijab, there is no harm being done. It should not be a big deal and people should dress as they please.

  • Discrimination and rights

    Muslim women should be able to wear and do whatever they please, and should not be discriminated against just because of the religion they practice. Although most terrorist acts are conducted by Muslims but not all mean harm. You do not have to like their religion but let them do what they want.

  • Discrimination and rights

    Muslim women should be able to wear and do whatever they please, and should not be discriminated against just because of the religion they practice. Although most terrorist acts are conducted by Muslims but not all mean harm. You do not have to like their religion but let them do what they want.

  • Shouldn't judge people on there ethnicity

    People should have the right to choose whether to wear a Hijab or not and really it doesn't matter and it shouldn't matter. Christians aren't judged if they wear a cross on a necklace so why should we toss hateful comments at Muslims wearing Hijabs it is simply just rude.

  • People have the right to wear what they want

    Women can choose not to wear a headscarf, or they can choose to wear one. To ban the right to wear a headscarf also violates the constitution, under freedom of religion and freedom of expression. People only want this law because they aren't standing in their shoe. Imagine if the U.S. made a law that banned people from quoting scripture in public, like the people with the yellow signs. Or if a law was passed that banned Buddhists from wearing their ceremonial robes. People have different ideology's, and banning their right to express those is wrong.

  • People shouldn't give up their religious believes

    I think that no matter what happens in the world, whether it is threats or violence being associated with your religion, you shouldn't have to change your ways and looks for this. If wearing a Hijab is a big part of your religion and you feel you should and want to wear it, then you should do it no matter what other people think of it.

  • Its Everyone's Own Descision

    These three women are arguing about what they personally believe. They all are doing what they think they need to. If everyone accepted each other's opinions, such as what other people want to wear, then we would be better off. Everyone should be able to make their own decision based on what they believe and what they personally want for themselves.

  • You shouldn't be banned from your beliefs

    The hijab is what they think is best for them and what they would like to wear because of their religion and beliefs. You shouldn't be banned from that because there is no harm. It's a stereotype to say that they are known to commit crimes so if they wore a hijab they could commit and crime and not get caught but not everyone is capable of doing that, so it shouldn't matter if you're muslim or not.

  • Stop The Discrimination

    If Muslim women have this belief that wearing this Hijab will help them show respect to what they believe is their creator, then society should never have any right whatsoever to stop them. It's their beliefs and it's their choice and we should never punish or harass them for it.

  • Do what you want

    Women should be able to freely express their religion and what they believe in. On the topic of Muslim women being attacked, this is not their fault. They are just expressing who they are. Why should men be able to express themselves without discrimination and women cannot. Women who wear headscarves understand that they are targets, and decide to express themselves anyway.

  • Be Free and Dont Jusdge

    You are free. You can choose what to wear what you wear when you wake up each morning, so why cant someone who just has a different wardrobe. What makes it ok? People should be free just because they support a different religion. People need to realize that steroetypes arent every where and some people see the world differently.

  • Is everyone aloud to have freedom of religion?

    In school, people are aloud to where what they want. I could wear christmas things, or jewish things, or things from other religions. Obscuring your face is part of someone's religion, so you can't deny rights. As a citizen of the united states you are aloud to have freedom of religion, so shouldnt everyone have it?

  • Is everyone aloud to have freedom of religion?

    In school, people are aloud to where what they want. I could wear christmas things, or jewish things, or things from other religions. Obscuring your face is part of someone's religion, so you can't deny rights. As a citizen of the united states you are aloud to have freedom of religion, so shouldnt everyone have it?

  • Individual ,unique self

    You dont need to please others, if something pleases yourself and you feel its valuable to your religion, then do whatever you want. No one should judge someone based on how they look its personality that matters. Do want you want, the u.s. is suppose to be an equal, free country.

  • It's their appearance, let them wear what they want.

    I believe that women should have the right to express themselves in any way they want and should be able to dress however they want. Also, if that is what they believe their religion is telling them to do, you shouldn't stop them from following their own faith. Don't judge just because you don't understand.

  • I think that women should be able to wear whatever they want to express their religion.

    Men and women both have rules that they need to follow for their specific religion. Everyone needs to do specific tasks to express their beliefs. There are traditions that people want to follow, and they should not be persecuted for doing so. People should not be harassed just for following their religion.

  • People believe in different things

    So if someone thinks they should ware it, then they should be able to. Also, some people will not understand how they will feel by taking away their head scarfs. Plus you would not know how it feels to have something religious taken away from you. Everyone deserves freedom forever.

  • People believe in different things

    So if someone thinks they should ware it, then they should be able to. Also, some people will not understand how they will feel by taking away their head scarfs. Plus you would not know how it feels to have something religious taken away from you. Everyone deserves freedom forever.

  • I don't think that the Hijab should be banned in schools, public buildings or society.

    I believe this because we're allowed to follow our own religion in our country. We can practice any religion or no religion at all, so why would it be wrong for them to wear the Hijab? It's just a part of their religion, so why should we take that away from them? That's like taking away Christmas.

  • Wearing hijabs are not harming anyone.

    The hijab is something Muslim women use to express their religion. Many religions, such as Christianity, ask for women to dress modestly. The only difference is that being 'modest' in the Muslim community is covering their hair. Muslim women wear their hijabs to show their religion and stay modest. Wearing hijabs do not harm anybody and make many women feel confident and comfortable, so why would we ban them?

  • Muslim Women Shouldn't be Judged

    Muslim women shouldn't be judged because of their appearance. They get to dress like they want like we like to dress like we want to. Why are they judged? Is it because they don't look like us? They dress based on their religion, and it is optional for them. We should not discriminate them based on something that doesn't affect us.

  • This would go against freedom of religion

    In the US, people are meant to be free to practice whatever religion they desire. Taking away their rights to publicly wear what they represent would be going against America's constitution. People should be free to where whatever they want wherever they want if it is what they believe in.

  • This would go against freedom of religion

    In the US, people are meant to be free to practice whatever religion they desire. Taking away their rights to publicly wear what they represent would be going against America's constitution. People should be free to where whatever they want wherever they want if it is what they believe in.

  • People have their own beliefs

    They should be able to do what they what where they want as long as long as what they are doing does not infatuate the rights of others. Wearing hi-jabs is part of the muslim religion, and they should be able to express that, it says so in the constitution.

  • People have religious freedom in america

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  • Yall mothafuckas on the green side be craycray ignorant ass pussies

    Literally read like one wikipedia page and you'll discover that islam isn't about that life
    and for you fuckers that keep saying christianity is better
    may i remind you that in christianity a guy can sell his daughter to a man in exchange for goats
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    also if you magically havent read any of the passages in the bible that talk about rape you have very selective blindness my friend.

  • I don't think it's right to take away something that shows what they believe in.

    Imagine you show up somewhere and can't wear something that represents your faith in your god that just isn't right. As the first amendment states"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise". If you are not allowed to express yourself in a religious way in school than that would be inconsistent with the first amendment of the United States

  • You Do you.

    I am all for you following your religion and such, but I dislike how much trouble you make of it. If you cannot handle the heat, don't wear it. But you have a ability do whatever you wish to do. In the end just be yourself and don't be swayed.

  • People Should Be able to dress how they desire.

    Although the scarves hide most of their head or face, if that is how they want to dress they should be able to. If the women are fine with hiding their face or their hair we should just let them. If they believe that this is whats right, if it isn't hurting anybody we should just let them dress how they want.

  • These people need to decide for themselves if they would like to wear a HIjab.

    Some do and some don't, but to ban them all together is ignorant. They can make their own choices and they have their own beliefs when it comes to covering their face or hair, and to ban it is a serious form of discrimination. They have the right to religious freedom and their own opinions.

  • Freedom of religion is for everyone

    It is their religion and it is their choice to wear a Hijab whenever they want, for it is their religion. Unless they are hurting to others, there is no harm in wearing this to show their faith. It is the same as a Christian with a cross on their body.

  • Why can't they feel comfortable showing their true selves?

    These women believe that covering themselves up makes them free and they are finding their spiritual being, but why can't they be free and live their life without it. They don't need to wear it, especially the ones that cover their whole faces. They believe that they are being normal by wearing something that covers their face and they probably do it because they don't want to be judged by their looks but by their smarts, but they should be proud of their looks and why should you care how someone else views them.

  • You have Freedom of Religion

    You have the freedom of religion and you should be able to carry it out. It should not be banned, people can have their own decision and carry out their own way of life. Different people have different opinions and different ways to live their life. They should be able to live their life how they feel they should and no one should be able to tell them not to.

  • Freedom of Religion

    These woman have the right to wear what they want since it supports their religion. It takes away someones rights to make them go against something they believe in. The US Constitution states that people are allowed to peacefully practice their own religion. If we ban the Hijab, it is taking away their right of religion and individuality.

  • Freedom of Religion

    These woman have the right to wear what they want since it supports their religion. It takes away someones rights to make them go against something they believe in. The US Constitution states that people are allowed to peacefully practice their own religion. If we ban the Hijab, it is taking away their right of religion and individuality.

  • Freedom of Religion

    These woman have the right to wear what they want since it supports their religion. It takes away someones rights to make them go against something they believe in. The US Constitution states that people are allowed to peacefully practice their own religion. If we ban the Hijab, it is taking away their right of religion and individuality.

  • Freedom Of Religion

    Wearing a hijab is a spiritual choice. Covering ones face should not effect other peoples ability to treat them as equals, as a human being. If people are allowed to wear crosses in public why shouldn't muslims be able to to cover their face? People should be communicate with someone wearing a veil. People differ and believe different things. Get used to it.

  • This is an idiotic idea to think that a simple piece of CLOTHING should be banned just because of ideals.

    LET FREEDOM RING??? People are now thinking that we should ban a simple piece of clothing, just because of the religion they represent. This is completely stupid. Yes...We all know that 9/11 happened. But are we stupid enough to believe that all Muslims should be treated badly because of this? Don't disagree. You know the truth!!!

  • This is an idiotic idea to think that a simple piece of CLOTHING should be banned just because of ideals.

    LET FREEDOM RING??? People are now thinking that we should ban a simple piece of clothing, just because of the religion they represent. This is completely stupid. Yes...We all know that 9/11 happened. But are we stupid enough to believe that all Muslims should be treated badly because of this? Don't disagree. You know the truth!!!

  • The Hijab should not be banned in schools, public buildings or society.

    The Hijab is a religious choice. This choice is a matter of honoring someones religion and their own morals, and therefore is a completely individual option. Different religions arent discriminated for dressing a certain way, so why should Muslims be treated in such a specific way. Just like everyone else, they have the right to do what they want to do.

  • Against Freedom of Religion!

    A Hijab is part of their faith, and wearing one supports their religious beliefs and helps them to express themselves. The United States was founded on the Constitution with a Bill of RIghts allowing Freedom of Religion. Taking away a Hijab is like taking away part of their religion which is against everything our country stands for: freedom, justice, equality.

  • Against Freedom of Religion!

    A Hijab is part of their faith, and wearing one supports their religious beliefs and helps them to express themselves. The United States was founded on the Constitution with a Bill of RIghts allowing Freedom of Religion. Taking away a Hijab is like taking away part of their religion which is against everything our country stands for: freedom, justice, equality.

  • Against Freedom of Religion!

    A Hijab is part of their faith, and wearing one supports their religious beliefs and helps them to express themselves. The United States was founded on the Constitution with a Bill of RIghts allowing Freedom of Religion. Taking away a Hijab is like taking away part of their religion which is against everything our country stands for: freedom, justice, equality.

  • Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

    No, the Hijab should not be banned. Just because it may not be what people are used to, that doesn't mean that people should take it away. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and the right to be treated equally. If someone is wearing something to cover their face, that doesn't mean that they are any different from you or another person next to you.

  • Where is diversity?

    There is no reason whatsoever where it is fair to force women to remove their hijabs in school. Girl's should have the choice whether or not to wear them to school. No one has the authority to prevent someone from following their faith. School is a place meant for diversity. When kids have friends that are wearing hijabs, they can accept differences and keep and open mind with members of other religions and ethnicities.

  • Yes, why not?

    I believe, that being able to express your religion is great, you should be able to support and enjoy your own religion. Sure, some people may dislike the fact that expressing your religion in different states such as covering your face with a head scarf. I find it great to see people be unique.

  • The right to dress as you like.

    Why should we ban their clothing? Just because something looks weird to you doesn't mean it should be taken off. Wearing a head scarf is not hurting anyone. Wearing a head scarf is no different from a christian wearing a cross necklace, but are we telling the christian to take off there necklaces, no! If we ban head scarves, than it is only fair to ban all religious wear. Why are we singling out the Muslims? I see people wearing things that look weird to me everyday, like when I see a guy wearing crazy shoes or a weird shirt. But we do not ask them to take of their shoes or shirt, so why should we ask a Muslim to take off their scarf?

  • Inconsistency with Rights and Liberties

    America is known as the melting pot. We should embrace the many cultures that are a part of society not disregard their religious ways. Why would we ban something that is doing nothing, but bringing diversity to our society. I am truly appalled at the ignorance of the banning hijab belief.

  • They should not be banned .

    A head scarf is a type of clothing and it is no different from wearing a hoodie and women who do wear a head scarf are taking a risk but their choice of wearing the head scarf should not affect how people think of them and how they will get treated.

  • Hijab should not be banned.

    Hijab is a part of some women's religion and faith. The women who wear Hijabs are doing upon their choice. We don't ban the Kippots from Jewish people, yet we want to ban the Hijab from Muslim. The religion people choose is their choice and we cant not take that away from them.

  • People should let people express themselves in their own ways

    You need to let everyone express themselves. How would you feel if someone told you to wear a scarf, that is how all people who have to take off their scarf. Even though These people look different because of what they are wearing they still are human and everyone should be treated the same

  • Let the woman follow their beliefs.

    If woman want to look modest and cover their face, what is stopping them? It is their choice to wear it, they understand that being harassed is a possibility, but they choose to wear the Hijab. If it boosts their happiness and confidence, and it is not hurting or harming other people in the slightest bit, why should it be banned?

  • Hijab should not be banned.

    Hijab is a part of some women's religion and faith. The women who wear Hijabs are doing upon their choice. We don't ban the Kippots from Jewish people, yet we want to ban the Hijab from Muslim. The religion people choose is their choice and we cant not take that away from them.

  • Hijab should not be banned.

    Hijab is a part of some women's religion and faith. The women who wear Hijabs are doing upon their choice. We don't ban the Kippots from Jewish people, yet we want to ban the Hijab from Muslim. The religion people choose is their choice and we cant not take that away from them.

  • Hijab should not be banned.

    Hijab is a part of some women's religion and faith. The women who wear Hijabs are doing upon their choice. We don't ban the Kippots from Jewish people, yet we want to ban the Hijab from Muslim. The religion people choose is their choice and we cant not take that away from them.

  • Hijab should not be banned.

    Hijab is a part of some women's religion and faith. The women who wear Hijabs are doing upon their choice. We don't ban the Kippots from Jewish people, yet we want to ban the Hijab from Muslim. The religion people choose is their choice and we cant not take that away from them.

  • Hijab should not be banned.

    Hijab is a part of some women's religion and faith. The women who wear Hijabs are doing upon their choice. We don't ban the Kippots from Jewish people, yet we want to ban the Hijab from Muslim. The religion people choose is their choice and we cant not take that away from them.

  • In no way should the Hijab be banned.

    There is no reason that Hijabs should be banned. The Hijab is part of their religion and who they are. We can't just take that away from them. They have an option to wear it and we should give that to them. It is their religion, it is their choose. We don't ban other clothing related items for other religions, so they is no need to ban them for Muslims.

  • Headscarves should not be banned in the US.

    In the US, you have religious freedom. Muslim woman have the right to wear their headscarves, because it is part of their religion. We fought for religious freedom, and people are harassing women for obeying their religion. We are in the 21st century, we have to start excepting other people believes.

  • Hijab should not be banned.

    Hijab is a part of some women's religion and faith. The women who wear Hijabs are doing upon their choice. We don't ban the Kippots from Jewish people, yet we want to ban the Hijab from Muslim. The religion people choose is their choice and we cant not take that away from them.

  • Muslim women should be able to wear what they want

    The hijab is a part of their religious belief, hijab or not we need to respect their religious freedom. People are free to choose what they want to believe and it is not our place to say what they can or cannot wear. If you don´t like hijabs, don´t wear them. The women are not dangerous or exposing themselves, so we need to leave them be.

  • Hijab should not be banned.

    Hijab is a part of some women's religion and faith. The women who wear Hijabs are doing upon their choice. We don't ban the Kippots from Jewish people, yet we want to ban the Hijab from Muslim. The religion people choose is their choice and we cant not take that away from them.

  • Hijab should not be banned.

    Hijab is a part of some women's religion and faith. The women who wear Hijabs are doing upon their choice. We don't ban the Kippots from Jewish people, yet we want to ban the Hijab from Muslim. The religion people choose is their choice and we cant not take that away from them.

  • Hijab should not be banned.

    Hijab is a part of some women's religion and faith. The women who wear Hijabs are doing upon their choice. We don't ban the Kippots from Jewish people, yet we want to ban the Hijab from Muslim. The religion people choose is their choice and we cant not take that away from them.

  • Hijab should not be banned.

    Hijab is a part of some women's religion and faith. The women who wear Hijabs are doing upon their choice. We don't ban the Kippots from Jewish people, yet we want to ban the Hijab from Muslim. The religion people choose is their choice and we cant not take that away from them.

  • Hijab should not be banned.

    Hijab is a part of some women's religion and faith. The women who wear Hijabs are doing upon their choice. We don't ban the Kippots from Jewish people, yet we want to ban the Hijab from Muslim. The religion people choose is their choice and we cant not take that away from them.

  • Hijab should not be banned.

    Hijab is a part of some women's religion and faith. The women who wear Hijabs are doing upon their choice. We don't ban the Kippots from Jewish people, yet we want to ban the Hijab from Muslim. The religion people choose is their choice and we cant not take that away from them.

  • They Wear Them For Religious Reasons

    Most Muslims wear hijabs and other forms of headscarves. They wear these as a devotion to religion. We need religious freedom all around the world. People of other religions are allowed to wear garments specific to their religions, so why can't Muslims wear their headscarves? Prohibiting someone from wearing what they want to wear for their own spiritual beliefs is wrong.

  • They Wear Them For Religious Reasons

    Most Muslims wear hijabs and other forms of headscarves. They wear these as a devotion to religion. We need religious freedom all around the world. People of other religions are allowed to wear garments specific to their religions, so why can't Muslims wear their headscarves? Prohibiting someone from wearing what they want to wear for their own spiritual beliefs is wrong.

  • They Wear Them For Religious Reasons

    Most Muslims wear hijabs and other forms of headscarves. They wear these as a devotion to religion. We need religious freedom all around the world. People of other religions are allowed to wear garments specific to their religions, so why can't Muslims wear their headscarves? Prohibiting someone from wearing what they want to wear for their own spiritual beliefs is wrong.

  • They Wear Them For Religious Reasons

    Most Muslims wear hijabs and other forms of headscarves. They wear these as a devotion to religion. We need religious freedom all around the world. People of other religions are allowed to wear garments specific to their religions, so why can't Muslims wear their headscarves? Prohibiting someone from wearing what they want to wear for their own spiritual beliefs is wrong.

  • It demonstrates their religion.

    How is it right to deny someones religion? I think that people need to recognize that people have values and freedoms that need to be respected. Also, these are people, with their own feelings and intellectual ideas. A hijab does not endanger or hurt anyone around it. It is just as you would wear a piece of clothing. Preventing people from wearing hijabs would show our feelings against integration of culture which would not demonstrate the values we cherish in the US.

  • Against Freedom of Religion!

    Wearing a Hijab is part of their faith and their religious beliefs. Taking their Hijab is like taking away part of their religion. The United States was built on a constitution with a Bill of Rights stating that people have freedom of religion, therefore people should be able to wear whatever makes them feel comfortable and helps them to support their religion.

  • Against Freedom of Religion!

    Wearing a Hijab is part of their faith and their religious beliefs. Taking their Hijab is like taking away part of their religion. The United States was built on a constitution with a Bill of Rights stating that people have freedom of religion, therefore people should be able to wear whatever makes them feel comfortable and helps them to support their religion.

  • Freedom for everyone

    The United States is supposed to be a place that people can be who they want to be, and not to be told differently. If they think that the Hijab is something that shows who they are, then people should be allowed to do as they want to including wearing the Hijab.

  • Freedom for everyone

    The United States is supposed to be a place that people can be who they want to be, and not to be told differently. If they think that the Hijab is something that shows who they are, then people should be allowed to do as they want to including wearing the Hijab.

  • Freedom for everyone

    The United States is supposed to be a place that people can be who they want to be, and not to be told differently. If they think that the Hijab is something that shows who they are, then people should be allowed to do as they want to including wearing the Hijab.

  • They shouldn't be banned

    Why can people be able to wear hoodies and other stuff like that, but not head scarfs. It's also their choice to take the risk of wearing it just like riding a bicycle without a helmet, because in both cases, wearing the outfit that you don't want to wear will save you from being really badly hurt in that small chance that something will happen.

  • No because everyone deserves the right to wear what they want.

    We should not be stopping the problem by keeping people from wearing the headscarf. We should be stopping the problem by stopping the injustice and prejudiced against Muslim women. One of the main reasons of wearing the headscarf is because they want people to judge them by who they are not what they believe in or wear although wearing these have cause american's to judge them more by wearing the scarf.

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  • No No No

    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.

  • No No No

    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.

  • Freedom of religion and expression!

    Hijabs or niqabs are not symbols of oppression, they liberate people from the (over)sexualisation of women, which is way too common in societies today. Muslim women don't wear their hijabs to protect themselves from men, that's a man's job to behave himself, muslim women wear it because they want to and I wouldn't take off my hijab even if you payed me to.

  • Freedom of religion and expression!

    Hijabs or niqabs are not symbols of oppression, they liberate people from the (over)sexualisation of women, which is way too common in societies today. Muslim women don't wear their hijabs to protect themselves from men, that's a man's job to behave himself, muslim women wear it because they want to and I wouldn't take off my hijab even if you payed me to.

  • Freedom of religion

    If someone wants to wear a religious garment for their own personal reasons, then who are you to tell them 'no'? It's just as ignorant and inconsiderate as demanding everyone wears hijab regardless of their own personal choice. Not everyone has the same choices or opinions. And really, at the end of the day, how does someone practising their religion affect you negatively?

  • NO Way Man

    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.

  • NO Way Man

    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.

  • NO Way Man

    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.

  • NO Way Man

    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.

  • NO Way Man

    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.

  • NO Way Man

    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.

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  • It should be allowed

    Allow people respect and freedom as people, they deserve to wear whatever they like, if they wish to wear the hijab then they can, i dont see the big fuss about the issue really, i know they may have a bad rep, but only 2 percent of muslims are terrorists

  • It should be allowed

    Allow people respect and freedom as people, they deserve to wear whatever they like, if they wish to wear the hijab then they can, i dont see the big fuss about the issue really, i know they may have a bad rep, but only 2 percent of muslims are terrorists

  • It should be allowed

    Allow people respect and freedom as people, they deserve to wear whatever they like, if they wish to wear the hijab then they can, i dont see the big fuss about the issue really, i know they may have a bad rep, but only 2 percent of muslims are terrorists

  • Women should be able to wear a hijab if they want to

    You people take wearing the hijab the wrong way, it's not like women are forced to wear this, well some are. But most women want to because they feel like they are being protected by god. Anyways, my friend is muslim and she doesn't feel like wearing the hijab is that much of a nuisance

  • Hijabs are not a distraction

    The hijab is part of a woman. How can a girl who wore a hijab all there life at school be told to take it off and never wear it again?
    This is not right. This country should have the freedom of being their religion. The hijab is not a distraction to learning. There is no such thing like that. Who came up the with that idea. I think hijabs should not be banned in school or anywhere else.

  • It's religious freedom!

    The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition. It forbids Congress from both promoting one religion over others and also RESTRICTING AN INDIVIDUAL’S RELIGIOUS PRACTICES. It guarantees freedom of expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press or the rights of individuals to speak freely. It also guarantees the right of citizens to assemble peaceably and to petition their government.

    Wikipedia :)

  • Hijab is hers own choice

    Today the world i arguing about it.Why...Because it makes them to see the person looking as terriost! My dear brother and sisters hijab is ones own choice.They know the reward for wearing it.In your religion also there might be something that if u wear u get rewards.So plz stop it and live ur own religion peacefully because ur god doesnt want to see that u hurt anyone and if u do not argue with other religion belief then ur god will be happy.No god wants to see their people fighting for just a religion changing

  • Hijab is hers own choice

    Today the world i arguing about it.Why...Because it makes them to see the person looking as terriost! My dear brother and sisters hijab is ones own choice.They know the reward for wearing it.In your religion also there might be something that if u wear u get rewards.So plz stop it and live ur own religion peacefully because ur god doesnt want to see that u hurt anyone and if u do not argue with other religion belief then ur god will be happy.No god wants to see their people fighting for just a religion changing

  • Hijab is hers own choice

    Today the world i arguing about it.Why...Because it makes them to see the person looking as terriost! My dear brother and sisters hijab is ones own choice.They know the reward for wearing it.In your religion also there might be something that if u wear u get rewards.So plz stop it and live ur own religion peacefully because ur god doesnt want to see that u hurt anyone and if u do not argue with other religion belief then ur god will be happy.No god wants to see their people fighting for just a religion changing

  • Hijab is hers own choice

    Today the world i arguing about it.Why...Because it makes them to see the person looking as terriost! My dear brother and sisters hijab is ones own choice.They know the reward for wearing it.In your religion also there might be something that if u wear u get rewards.So plz stop it and live ur own religion peacefully because ur god doesnt want to see that u hurt anyone and if u do not argue with other religion belief then ur god will be happy.No god wants to see their people fighting for just a religion changing

  • No no no!

    No, no, no, this is a no no. They should wear what they want! No! Its mean and rude just no! They feel better waering hat let them! Yes! Dont be little snitches and ruion somebody conforyablility they are humains just like you and i! So no no no no

  • Human rights law

    It should not be banned as this is a free country also it is a religious believe of a Muslim this means if you are going against it personally I n my opinion I believe that you are not respecting other peoples believe which is not a positive thing also most Muslims do believe to respect all religion race and all types of people as it is stated in the quran and the thing is I don't understand why people are against Islam and portraying them as bad pupils and they are believing in all these propaganda's I think they should even be allowed to wear veils but show them in security purposes

  • Human rights law

    It should not be banned as this is a free country also it is a religious believe of a Muslim this means if you are going against it personally I n my opinion I believe that you are not respecting other peoples believe which is not a positive thing also most Muslims do believe to respect all religion race and all types of people as it is stated in the quran and the thing is I don't understand why people are against Islam and portraying them as bad pupils and they are believing in all these propaganda's I think they should even be allowed to wear veils but show them in security purposes

  • Stop it now#

    I think that we should be allowed to wear it with no discrimination. If I were to set up a database or website saying we should ban bikini's I would be oppressed so how does this situation make it any different. I understand that this is a violation of human rights if you ask me.

  • No it shouldn't

    It is a part of a religion in Islam of our God has given us permission then why should we ban hijabs it is our choice if we want to and you can't ban it if a nun can cover herself why can't a muslim girl what is wrong with a muslim girl THE HIJAB AND NIQAB SHOULD NOT BE BANNED

  • It spurns equality

    I do not see any reason for its ban , freedom of religion should be encouraged by any government of whatever nation , for that is what can actually check moral degeneration in societies. So , anywhere where a group is denied freedom to practise their religion . It is awfull.

  • Right of once own dress code.

    We are independent and everyone has the right to dress up as they like. So if one wants to wear hijab, one must have opportunity to wear it. It should not be banned in any school, organization or any public place. If it is banned it shows the narrow minds of the administration. To ear what you like is ones personal matter.

  • Why dose a woman have to listen to people that dont know why she wears the hajab...

    Its for a religious purpose its not for you to get mad because she's not showing off her body like you want her to. Its for modesty and HOW DARE YOU TRY TO BANNED SOMEONE PERSONAL BELIEF! While we at it why don't you banned charity, selflessness, equality, being nice to your neighbor, because thats also requirements of a muslim. Her freedom is in the way she chooses. I'm disgusted of what this world has become...

  • Should not be banned

    To be honest I don't know what you people are on about saying it hides the identity of a person. I understand when it comes to covering the face and when they are going to another country but this is unbelievable. People should be allowed to wear what they want, when they want and where they want, what happened to this country being democratic? And about people coming to this country having to respect the rules?! I am a put British woman who converted to Islam, and I wear the scarf, because I believe it represents my religion and me being proud, if anyone has a problem then deal with it, I can't believe what people are saying, bringing quotes from the Holy Quran and using it against us, really, maybe if you read the whole verse you would understand what Allah is saying, I could bring out so many things the bible and Torah say, and I don't see why nannys are still allowed to wear the veil if Muslims are not. End of story.

  • Freedom of religions

    We have to be allowed to wear our scarves and I also recall a radio interview which I will quote the said person 'a woman is like the lollipop and the wrapper is her hijab and her hijab (wrapper) keeps her clean and also modest whereas without it she will be dirty and who (Muslim people) will want to communicate or interact with her en because you wouldn't eat a dirty lollipop of the floor because without her hijab that is what the woman is'

  • Human Rights Freedom

    Wearing hijab would not harm anyone. Not even the person wearing it. In fact, many non-Muslims I know see it as a unique way.

    THERE IS NO point of this debate we all know that Muslims are not leaving their Religion because of a law. We are not against turbans or any other religion.

  • Religious Freedom Rights

    Religion is important is the Islamic community Muslims lady's need to cover their face .Wearing hijabs don't effect anyone in the community people who are Muslims need to cover their faces because they are not allowed to show their faces to anybody in the world but their family in conclusion I think that hijab should not be banned in the uk because it is religious.

  • No Hijab's ban

    There should be freedom of religion encouraged in any society for the citizens by every government .We should not savage people and we should not allow hatred of any group debar us from being just to them as this is in Islamic principles. The ban of hijab is very savaging.

  • No way you can banned it . Everyone have the right to chose what they likes.

    If a sikh can wear his turban why not a muslim woman can wear hijab, it's absolutely one kind of racism because you hate some person as they are from a different religion and follow their faith properly.Otherwise what could be a reason to say no if a woman wear a hijab on her hair. Some people think its cover face also which is not hijab is cover their hair only.If you think they should stop at public places or offices so why not you ask a sikh royal guard to take off their turban and wear the same hat as other guards do. If you can say no to them sure you should not say yes to a muslim woman.

  • Those who think it should be banned get a life

    Why does it need to be banned if it is just a part of culture? If you say otherwise than you might as well stop wearing all the clothes that are significant to you and your lifestyle as a human being. I mean come on if you think it's related to terrorism than you have no sense of reality.

  • Those who think it should be banned get a life

    Why does it need to be banned if it is just a part of culture? If you say otherwise than you might as well stop wearing all the clothes that are significant to you and your lifestyle as a human being. I mean come on if you think it's related to terrorism than you have no sense of reality.

  • Oppression is forcing someone to take something off

    I find it oppressing to force someone to take something off. My family, who are mostly women, all wear the hijab. They do not wear it out of oppression, but because they believe that it is required by their religion. Now, before someone replies and says their religion opresses them, think of this: If you are in a religion that finds clothes to be an abomination, and requires you to be naked all day, would you stay if you were comfortable? You would leave instantaneously. Now, before you say that their religion commands them to be killed or beheaded or whatever CNN has taught you about muslims, remember that they live in a diplomatic country that protects them from religious punishment. They have a right to take off the hijab if they want to, and i promise you they wont be beheaded or whipped.

  • Violates 1st amedment rights

    We have freedom of religion in the US. So we cannot ban the hijab, Here in the united states you can study what ever religion you want. Also the amendments cannot be changed as they are our main freedoms by whitch we live by. Therefore we should not ban the hijab.

  • It's not only us

    Muslim women may be wearing a hijab that cover their heads,necks and chests, but what about what nuns wear, it cover just as much as a hijab does, don"t they? And what about hoodies, aren"t they similar to a hijab? It is time we stop being discriminative against those of the islamic faith and learn to understand each other.

  • The hijab shouldn't be banned!!

    Islam=Peace. You can't stop Muslim girls from wearing the hijab. America has freedom of relgion, speech, and prayer. If in anyway hijab is banned from school then so should wearing a cross or talking of god. You can't say she wears a hijab so she's Muslim so she is a threat. Muslims are the most caring, loving, helpful, and nicest people. You can't keep saying ALL Muslims are a threat. We are against Al Qaeda and ISIS!! So please help spread the word of peaceful people wanting to be treated fairly. Yemen is under attack right now and what has Obama done? NOTHING. IF IT WAS A WEATHLY COUNTRY HE WOULD HELP. But what kind of president doesn't help the needed but thoose whoare happy and rich. He's in Africa right now acting like he is doing some work but he is on vacation. Muslims need help! This world needs a wake up call.

  • No the hijab should not be banned from the world

    They should be able to wear whatever they want , not because people say it's bad .. It really doesn't matter and if that's your religion , who cares. It should not have to be offended against. Just because you wear it doesn't make you a bad person. Who says they can't .

  • Freedom of religion.

    We are living in the modern and civilized society where we must respect all the religion and belief of our fellow citizens. I believe that we are free to practice any religion and its requirement. The Muslim women wear Hijab because they are required by their religion. Therefore, if any law passed that forbid them from wearing hijab publically, it will deprive their right of freedom of religion, so it will not a appropriate act of any civilized society or its citizens. In sum, all societies must care for their minorities and give them right to practice their religion as it is required by their religion, and not to dictate them what that can do and what that can do it by living in a such society.

  • No no no

    Everyone should be free to observe their religion. Banning hijab would also mean nuns would have to remove their headgear also. Would this be acceptable then???? I am sure not. Why are muslims being targetted like this. This is a matter of choice. We should all respect that. Thank you

  • It is the pride of a woman

    It protects a woman from all threats of evils. .......It is the crown of a Muslim woman. ..Muslim woman must be allowed to wear hijab in schools? , colleges universities parks and all other included public places. .It is the duty and is obligatory upon every woman if she believes in Allah to wear hijab. ..I

  • Islamic hijab is real modernism; For me "My hijab is my fashion and I don't want to be old-fashioned "

    All the Europeans support modernism let me tell you that Islam is a modern religion and Islamic hijab is the identity of a Muslim women. It is not an oppression. Wearing hijab is our choice not an oppression. We are modern and I think Muslim women are not said to do a thing that is old fashioned. One of my friend posted that if they enter an Islamic country, they are forced to do Islamic things so if Muslims enter in Europe that must wear according to European culture but actually friend it is a white lie if you enter pakistan,no one will ask you to dress up like a Muslim. The thing is that Islamic hijab or niqab (veil) distinguishes Muslims from other religion followers if you (European )have no culture or religion that don't stop others from following their religion. There are two nations in world; Muslims and non Muslim. If you don't have specific identity then don't usurp other's identity

  • Why should they be banned?

    Girls wear it for themselves, because they want to. Not because anyone else wants them to, because they want to become closer to the religion because that is what they believe would bring them closer to the religion, not because men want them to. They also do this to not be an object of men. As they see it as being some what beautiful. If any one were to tell me otherwise then you would be wrong because my boyfriend actually said, that it hides there beauty. Well thats the point. Women can beautiful without showing there hair. Plus why are we even discussing this topic, why would it even matter? We have nuns wearing a head piece yet we don't judge them about it, get you would judge a muslim?
    I could go on but I'll save my frustrations

  • It has nothing to do with men taking women as property.

    Women (and men) have the choice to wear what they feel comfortable. The Hijab is a symbol of modesty. It has nothing to do with their religion. It's just something common but not required. If they come to the US or UK then they know they have free choice. If they wish to wear this (even women who aren't Muslim), then why take the right away? Let them do what they want with their own body. If it so happens to be that they want to wear that, don't take that away because then you become the problem for doing something unjust.
    Thank you for reading all of this.
    Best of wishes,
    Jenny

  • Hijab should not be banned

    Although the hijab might not be mandatory in Islam it is still a very important part of the religion. It is a sense of modesty for the girls that wear it and it gives them a sense of protection. Nobody can say it oppresses women because they have a choice of if they want to wear it or not, although it is encouraged to wear. And if they don't want to wear it but are forced to, they should take it up with their husband or parents. If they are banned it is a sort of assimilation, just like the Europeans assimilated the Africans, First Nations in Canada and America, and the Indians. First it will start with this and maybe next time mosques will be banned. If this is a country of true freedom and religious practice the hijab should not be banned.

  • In our society, we pay too much attention to what people are wearing

    Everyone and anyone should wear what they want. Wearing a hijab doesn't affect the people around them, so why shouldn't they? Christians wear crosses and no one complains. Sikhs wear turbans and no one complains, so what is it about the hijab that makes it so controversial? It is just a headscarf that Muslim women wear around their heads, There is nothing more too it.

  • I AM Muslim and I wear Hijab!!

    To see all of these hateful comments and It makes me really really sad. Many of the people out there say that we are forced and we can commit crimes and all of these different things. I just want you to know that we have a choice to wear this. We wear it for our GOD, Allah.
    -With peace and respect a fellow muslim.

  • Although I did have my qualms about public safety, a Hijab shows your face and isn't a danger. Constitution- Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Expression

    Also not everyone practices a belief/religion the same way. And this question specifically specifies which type of covering: its not a niqab or burka. A Hijab is different from the pictures that people are used to seeing of Muslim women ; which is being totally covered by a cloth: face and hair.

  • Hijab should be Allowed ANYWHERE!!

    I think Hijab should be allowed because...
    1. America supports RELIGIOUS FREEDOM:
    - People living in America are allowed to EXPRESS and PRACTICE their religion in the PUBLIC.
    2. Hijab is NOT a threat to anybody or anything.
    And... How would a Muslim girl wearing Hijab affect YOUR LIFE!
    People should be FREE to do what ever they wish...AS LONG AS THEY DO NOT HURT THEMSELVES OR ANYBODY AROUND THEM!!!!!!!!!

  • It cannot be banned

    People do not know what is underneath the Hijab, it is not like we only communicate by facial expressions! If we are scared of Hijab, does that not say more about us? Many people believe that women are forced to wear Hijab and the Burqua, but maybe this is just the women's choice and she is just really proud of her religion.

  • Western Society thinks that freedom of expression is wearing skin tight leggings and revealing shirts? What about being modestly coveered, so your intellect shines?

    Westerners, or people who just have NO idea what islam is about, see the hijab as a form of oppresion, as a regression to the dark ages. With the charlie hebdo attacks of late, more and more people are talking about how freedom of speech and freedom of expression is needed. I agree with both. But to give the goverment the POWER to say which articles of clothing are allowed and which are, gives them an unprecedented advantage over the muslims that live there.

    As a child, i wore a hijab. Not cause my father, my brother, my grandpa, or any other paternal figure mad me, but because i loved it. It gave me a chance to just be ME. For people to not focus on the physical attritibutes of me, but the INNER atributes. My personality, the stuff i liked, the stuff i stood UP for. I remember a conversation with my mother, when we were disscussing the hijab, and i told her "Mum, i want to show that I love islam. I want to wear the hijab, because ive seen so many wonderful women wearing hijabs, and people didnt criticize her their hair, their outifts. No they focused on what they had to say." I had prepared that speech, and i was pleasantly suprised when my mum agreed to it, and said that she proud of me.

    To deny young girls the ability to express themselves, makes you no better then people who kill you for expressing yourselves.

  • A woman wearing the hijab should not be viewed any diffrently

    If a woman is free to go out showing her body, then she should also be free to cover it. Wearing it to school or work or public should not even be an issue to be discussed because as long as her face is showing, I do not see how it can affect anyone in any way.

  • I think they should be allowed

    Hijab is a veil that covers the head and chest, which is particularly worn by a Muslim woman beyond the age of puberty in the presence of adult males outside of their immediate family and, according to some interpretations, in the presence of adult non-Muslim females outside of their immediate family. It can further refer to any head, face, or body covering worn by Muslim women that conforms to a certain standard of modesty. Hijab can also be used to refer to the seclusion of women from men in the public sphere, or it may embody a metaphysical dimension -- Al-hijab refers to "the veil which separates man or the world from God".

  • Never - hijab is optional

    Should turbans be banned for sikhs....
    People need to stop picking on islam, a hijab is a personal choice. People shouldnt marginialise or think elsewhere of the muslims, we should be treated equaly, if a lady decides to cover up and be modest then let her be.. Where is the respect in this world

  • Absoloutly a disgrace against mankind!!

    It really disgusts me!! I truly believe everyone has the right to practice their religion freely & that includes their cultural or religious clothing!! People should not judge others based on their outer clothing or appearance!!! It's the mentality that matters!! This is exactly why many people in society are still ignorant!!! We are HUMANS that we're created by god..So why do we have to be so rude and judgmental towards one another?!!? It's like telling someone not wear a cap or makeup!!! Respect one another!!! If we keep on offending others we will never progress!!!! I am absoloutly saddened by this!!!

  • This is a tradition,

    These women are just showing their culture and religion, and my teachers and my parents are always telling me to be myself, and love myself, so the teachers are now telling these women that they can not wear their Hijab, which means they aren't really expressing themselves or their culture anymore.

  • I'm not sure how you can be racist enough for this to even be up for discussion while still wanting freedom?

    First of all, the hijab isn't made to oppress women as men can be seen wearing covers as well, it’s a religious and cultural thing that has been for many many years. There are people talking about how if you go to a country you have to respect their rules and how if you broke those rules you would be seen as obscene, shunned or worse. What are the rules of countries like the UK and USA? Freedom of individuality.
    So many of the reasons that those opposed point out would be easily removed if they weren't contributing to islamophobia and general racism/bigotry. Examples of this include young girls being singled out and picked on for wearing them (Raise your kids to understand that they are just part of the person and not bad or embarrassing), it could be associated with terrorism (educate yourself and realise how small of a percentage of Muslims are extremist and how ashamed a large amount of Muslim communities are of those people, also this statement is incredibly islamophobic), if Muslims can wear hijabs then Nazis/KKK should be able to wear their traditional clothing/symbols (Do not associate Muslims with a hate group just because a small amount of them have made a bad name for the majority) and quotes from the Quran about violence against non-believers (These are quotes from the bible in regards to non-believers or believers of other religions.
    ‘Whoever sacrifices to any god, except the Lord alone, shall be doomed. (Exodus 22:19 NAB)’
    ‘They entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and soul; and everyone who would not seek the Lord, the God of Israel, was to be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman. (2 Chronicles 15:12-13 NAB)’
    ‘If your own full brother, or your son or daughter, or your beloved wife, or you intimate friend, entices you secretly to serve other gods, whom you and your fathers have not known, gods of any other nations: do not yield to him or listen to him, nor look with pity upon him, to spare or shield him, but kill him. Your hand shall be the first raised to slay him; the rest of the people shall join in with you. You shall stone him to death, because he sought to lead you astray from the Lord, your God. (Deuteronomy 13:7-12 NAB)’)
    So in conclusion, please stop using racism to fuel further racism because if you want freedom for your white Christian selves then you should want it for all people.
    P.S. If we’re having a conversation about stopping people being allowed to express their religion/culture, let’s talk about banning people from wearing crosses for literally all of the same reasons but you guys would probably talk a lot about freedom THEN right?

  • What happened to Free choice?

    What happens in muslims countries is irrelevant. This is britain and we have freedom of choice here. A free government should not be imposing what we can wear.

    If it is sexist or oppressive then let women decide that. Give them free choice. Banning it is hardly giving them freedom to choose

  • They should not be banned.

    We all have our different beliefs, views and ideas on things.
    Woman wearing headscarves, burqas etc wear them because of their religion.
    Society these days is always encouraging us to be ourselves, be the people who we truly are inside so how come we are discriminating against woman who cover their face? We cover approx. 80% of our bodies. Your face is a body part too! Just because these religions choose to cover another extra 10% of their bodies is not a reason o judge or discriminate.
    I certainly do not agree it is appropriate to ban the Hijab

  • No the hijab shouldn't be banned.

    It hasn't hurt anyone has it? Why the negatives? Do you get told off for wearing stuff others don't like? Leave us muslims alone. The hijab is our way of identifying our self and knowing we're following rightly what we believe in. We would fight for it if we had to. We aren't terrorists you know

  • I thought freedom of expressing ourselves existed.

    I have questions, why are nuns allowed to cover their head and muslims arent? Why are teenage girls allowed to go around the city or go to the beach half naked (like extremely half naked) and muslims who are covering their body to protect their pride arent allowed? Like i dont get this century. Or even more like, i dont get how people think. What is this thing against muslims wearing hijab? Why is everyone so agaisnt it? And one thing, muslims dont hide axes or knives or bazookas under their hijab. Especially innocent students. So they wont kill anyone at school:) -13yo

  • The hijab should not be banned

    Wearing the hijab is freedom it means that i control what you see and what you dont . Why should i wear short skirts and let everyman that walks past enjoy my body .Wearing the hijab means that i am not been a slave to a mans desires or needs

  • Hijab must not be banned

    Hijab is an Islamic duty, many Muslims women wear it. Why should it be banned? Is it causing problems to people? Is it going to Bomb your ass idiot? To those ignorant people who has nothing to do, trying to save the society of the Hijab. Just get a life and watch your naked girl walking on the street, and be proud.

    Posted by: slmn
  • Veil is the sign of modesty

    I oppose the French ban on the head scarf, but not only for the obvious reason that in principle, the ban crush the ideal of individual freedoms and liberty.It really will be crushing,destroying one's both religious freedom and freedom of choice.
    If hijab is to be banned,then the crosses the christian women wear also must be prohibited as veil,sign of islamic modesty is banned.
    And also this law also must be enforced on the nuns

  • Veil is the sign of modesty

    I oppose the French ban on the head scarf, but not only for the obvious reason that in principle, the ban crush the ideal of individual freedoms and liberty.It really will be crushing,destroying one's both religious freedom and freedom of choice.
    If hijab is to be banned,then the crosses the christian women wear also must be prohibited as veil,sign of islamic modesty is banned.
    And also this law also must be enforced on the nuns

  • The Hijab doesn't completely cover your face!

    The Hijab is a milder way of expressing Islam (the burka being the strongest). But taking it away from Muslims is like taking the cross from a Christian on Ash Wednesday. It is a mark to show that you are a Muslim. There are some aspects that could be changed like them not allowing us to walk around with one in a "Muslim populated area", but it doesn't mean we should take away a part of their culture that signifies who they are. Banning them with strip them of their identity as Muslims something that shouldn't happen to anyone.

  • The head covering is an act of modesty, not oppression.

    I personally know many girls who wear hijab even though their families are completely against it. It is their own personal decision as is everybody elses in the country to dress in the manner they wish to.

    Hijab is an a head covering worn by muslims so they are not judged on how beautiful or sexy they look but instead judged on their personality, manners and character. It takes a lot of courage to wear it and I admire all of those women who wear it and have the guts to deal with all the ignorant people out there on a daily basis.

  • Hah! Then ban shorts and tanks!

    If women are allowed to leave the house with horribly short shorts on and shirts with cleavage that leave nothing to the imagination aren't looked down upon or hated on, why is it that the women who don a scarf on their head are judged and disrespected? Shouldn't it be the other way around? Hijab is all about modesty and purity. It's about leaving your beauty for your husband, not just to flaunt it for everyone else because you are too special for that. It's a blessing, for God's sake, not something the patriarchal society came up with to control women. And PEOPLE CHOOSE TO WEAR HIJAB, YOU KNOW. I did, so do millions of other muslim girls. It's a pure blessing. Those who don't wear it will never understand the light hijab sets upon us. So please, don't give your two cents of an opinion unless you actually know what you're talking about.

  • Hah! Then ban the wearing of shorts and tanks, too!

    If women are allowed to go in public butt naked, or even wearing short shorts and skirts and tanks and crop tops and they're not judged for it, wHY IS IT THAT WOMEN WHO COVER ARE DISRESPECTED? Shouldn't it be the other way around? Because hijab is about modesty. And to the person who said "don't tell me a 14 year old actually wanted to do it" Not everyone is forced to do hijab! So many people in the world are PROUD to don a scarf and cover, including me! Hijab is a blessing, those who don't wear it will never understand its rewarding attributes unless they actually experience it.

  • The hijab should not be banned be banned from public schools and buildings or society

    Women have rights in Islam. This religion was established at a time where families were burying ther baby daughters alive. Such horrific acts are prohibited by the Quran. What most people believe is Islamic is actually the mixing of culture with religion. A Muslim is not supposed to force their religion on anyone and no person should be accepting the message by force. However, some people view Islam that way and they will force their daughters/wives to wear the hijab. As a female that wears the hijab I do not commend those people and believe their practices are wrong. Sadly, this occurs more prominently in Islamic countries than Western countries. In studies, it has been shown that women that wear the hijab have higher self-confidence levels and better body image than those that don't wear the hijab. I believe the hijab is a way of giving women freedom. I can feel comfortable knowing I am not being judged by my beauty. Rather, I have people taking my personality seriously as well as my character. Of course you can argue that this is a very conservative point of view and wearing less clothing is more liberating. I don't see the liberation in having hormonal teenage girls walking down the street in crop tops and tight booty shorts. I hav