[quote]Aminah . . . I can say with all my heart “I love hijab!”
abeeda. . . I LOVE HIJAB
nadia. . .I wear hijab. . . I don’t think it’s required. It just feels right for me. . . But I’m always bothered by people who try to deter me from wearing hijab. I would never try to convince someone the other way, and it’s amusing when people think I was forced to wear it. . . .
kahleeka . . . I am a muslimah women who covers all day and I love it. . . but, at work I feel uncomfortable only to the fact that many don’t accept a women covered
stephanie. . . I love wearing hijab, I feel more comfortable with myself and closer to Allah
Aisyah. . .I used to work in Venezuela. . . (I am a Malaysian woman). Everybody advised me to take off my hijab, to prevent from any problem. I refused. . . I never complained about their believes. . . . for me, if we have a strong belief in something, we should not betray our belief just because of afraid to loose friends, or not to climb up career ladder, or to be seen as ‘not up-to-date’ person.
Christina. . .I like the idea of wearing a Hijab
Colleen. . . men should just butt out on this issue. Espeically men who don’t understand it from a womens point of view. . . [/quote]
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Incidentally, does it trouble you that so many poor, oppressed jewish men are “forced” to wear yarmulkes?
More importantly, what’s the point you’re trying to make?
Ok, I get that you are highly critical of what you perceive as the beliefs and practices of 1/4 of the world’s population. But what should we do about your distaste for their religion, invade all muslim nations and convert them to christianity (as we’ve done so successfully in Iraq and Afghanistan)? Continue to target them with scorn and ridicule until they all “come to their senses” and give up their religious beliefs?
Might it not make more sense, and be a more realistic approach, to try to gradually defuse the intense hostility and mistrust that’s built up over the years, escalating sharply in the past 8 years, try to establish a cordial dialogue, treating each other with mutual respect as fellow humans, and trying to slowly work together on some of the major issues concerning their countries and cultures and ours? By raising living standards and basic rights of men, women and children in their countries we all benefit – it makes the whole world more prosperous, peaceful and stable. Doesn’t it make more sense to focus on commonalities, cooperation and efforts for peace and progress rather than continuing to attack, divide and alienate?
Obama’s not blind to the problems of hte 1/4 of the world’s population who happen to follow the muslim faith. He just believes it’s better to work with them than against them. What approach do you propose instead?