Some of you might remember a harsh comment made from one reader on my 10 wrong but oh-so-good reasons to wear hijab, that goes something like this:
Another good reason is that if you are smacked around because the men in your culture decide you aren’t modest enough, you can use the hijab as a bandage. If they hit you in the head or face, you can just wear a viel to conceal it. Oh, and one more…..wearing a hijab (or even better a burqa) will help you to identify with those women who are forced to wear a hijab or a burqa and it will help to bring you all together so you can talk about how to cope with your force marriages and how your husband are allowed to have 4 wives and you can only have one husband and all the oppressive and sexist ordeals you must deal with because it’s all a part of your culture. OH oh oh…just one more! Maybe you can also use your hijabs to tie up those women who decide to leave Islam. That would save them from being executed for leaving it, wouldn’t it? You could stuff your hijab in their mouth so that they don’t tell everyone that they want to leave Islam and end up getting executed for it.
PS – I have a question for you. If Islam is so great then why is the only exit strategy from it execution & isolation?
You know, I’m for freedom of speech on my blog, as long as it’s not blasphemy, so I’m happy to get different opinions on my posts. But what I don’t respect is people that are afraid to show the different opinions in their blogs, but still expect to write what they want on other blogs. See, this blogger has a blog on her own (I think it’s a she, sorry if you are a he), where she wrote a little something on hijab that I and another blogger responded to (that’s why she found my blog).
The problem is that she took the other answer (not mine) and made a post about how a coward this person was to write a fake email adress, and to not use a name but “muslim in america”, plus other things the blogger had to say about hijab and burqa and everything. More than 3 days ago, I wrote a looooong response that goes like this (I wrote it in a hurry, so please ignore spelling mistakes);
Obviously you ignored writing about MY response to your previous post. I’m not hiding under any fake email adress, and you even had the curtesy to leave me a comment on my own page
*Wearing the hijab or niqab (face veil) should be a choice of the one that wears it. Unfortunately it’s not always like that, in some countries like Iran it’s required to wear hijab. Hijab is not just the way you dress, but also what’s in your heart, so if you do not chose to wear it yourself, then there is really no point. MOST OF US CHOSE TO WEAR THE HIJAB, sometimes despite the wishes of our family, friends and/or husbands.
*Women can divorce. There are many reasons that could give her a divorce right away. Most secular muslim countries have got family courts where you can get a divorce. By the way, there was a recent case in Egypt where a CHRISTIAN lebanese female artist converted to Islam in order to divorce her husband.. The christianity they follow in both Lebanon and Egypt doesn’t give you the right to divorce…
*Yes, in very few cases the husband can have 4 wives. That is if he can take care of his wives equally. This way, in the old ages with wars and fewer men than women, women could still marry.
By the way, there was a very controversial law I read about recently, I would love to provide the link, but unfortunately I didn’t keep it… In Jordan, some women get the right to marry more than one man. The law was made to make it easier for women whose men had gone to other arab countries and not returned. But actually I read about one women that lived in one big house and had one husband on one floor and the other on the other floor.
OFCOURSE THIS IS BAD, AND IT’S ALSO BAD WITH MEN HAVING MORE THAN ONE WIFE, AS WE LIVE IN A TOTALLY DIFFERENT TIME NOW, AND IT JUST DON’T FIT IN!!
I think I’m done, now please don’t delete my comment, it’s always healthy with a debate
Well the thing is, she still didn’t approve the comment! So, dear fantasticalicious, it has been some days now, and I even gave you free PR, now will you please approve my comment, like I approved yours, or are you just afraid of the truth or against the freedom of speech?