U.S. Muslim Woman Stops Wearing Hijab, Because She Fears ... Republicans
In reality, the evidence shows that a discussion of harassment and concern for one’s safety regarding the hijab needs to focus on what happens to Muslim women who don’t wear it.
Should Aqsa Parvez, whose Muslim father choked her to death with her hijab after she refused to wear it, have just worn the hijab out of concern for her safety?
Then there is Amina Muse Ali, a Christian woman in Somalia whom Muslims murdered because she wasn’t wearing a hijab; and the 40 women who were murdered in Iraq in 2007 for not wearing the hijab.
And Alya Al-Safar, whose Muslim cousin threatened to kill her and harm her family because she stopped wearing the hijab in Britain; and Amira Osman Hamid, who faces whipping in Sudan for refusing to wear the hijab; and an Egyptian girl, also named Amira, who committed suicide after being brutalized for her family for refusing to wear the hijab.
Both Muslim and non-Muslim teachers at the Islamic College of South Australia were told that they had to wear the hijab or be fired. Police shot women in Chechnya with paintballs because they weren’t wearing hijab; other women in Chechnya were threatened by men with automatic rifles for not wearing hijab.
Elementary school teachers in Tunisia were threatened with death for not wearing hijab. Syrian schoolgirls who were forbidden to go to school unless they wore hijab. Hamas has forced Gazan women to wear hijab.
Brave women in Iran protested against the regime by daring to take off their legally required hijab. Muslim thugs threatened to murder women in London if they didn’t wear hijab. An anonymous young Muslim woman secretly removes her hijab once leaving her home; she started living a double life in fear of her own parents.
Who is speaking against the threats to their safety? Women who don’t wear hijab in Muslim countries are far more likely to be victims of violence than hijabis in the West. Who speaks for them?