Have you ever seen a girl wearing a headscarf walking on campus or in the grocery store and wanted to ask, "Why do you wear that? Are you forced to?" Post 9/11, many Americans have lots of questions about the relationship between Islam and women, but many have no place where they can express their concerns and questions. With this blog post, and a new project I'm beginning, I'm attempting to provide that forum for asking questions and providing some answers.
I'm sure most of you are familiar with the proposed bans on the niqab and other Islamic religious clothing in many European countries. The case I've been following most closely is in France, where the law is expected to pass soon. It would ban the few thousand women who wear the niqab (face veil) in … Continue reading Illustrations of Islamophobia
An article about American women who wear the niqab, or face veil.