What's With Attacks on Hijab?

What's with all the recent attacks on hijab and all the hijab bans popping up left and right? What happened to freedom of expression and of speech and of fashion? If some teenager decides to let his underwear show and his jeans hang off his butt, no one is up in an uproar, instead it's called a "trend" he's respected and admired amongst his peers for being bold, daring, and fashionable. Yet when a muslim woman wears a hijab which has been around since before Mary mother of Jesus, and even more recently worn by fashion icons like Grace Kelley and Audrey Hepburn, they're ridiculed, scorned and face sanctions.

It's bad enough that countries like France and Germany are banning Hijabs, but what about countries with muslim majorities like Turkey and Tunisia? If you can't wear a hijab in a muslim country without being afraid of being harassed, then where on God's good earth are you supposed to wear it?

Thankfully for sisters fortunate enough to be in America that freedom is protected by the constitution, subhanAllah my brothers and sisters we should be very afraid that in our own home countries people are making it difficult for our sisters to wear hijab. We owe it to ourselves to be aware of what's going on and to be truly thankful for our freedom to wear hijab.

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