Here's a clue, now you can stop pushing that a hajib is a symbol of freedom.
I didn't interpret that picture as the hijab being a symbol of freedom. I saw it as a statement that you can be a practising Muslim and still be an American.
Perhaps that's because the hijab has never been considered a symbol of freedom. Quite the contrary - it's a symbol of oppression. That's what makes the American flag worn as a hijab a complete and total conflict.
I see the hijab as a religious symbol dictated by religious beliefs, much like a yarmulke worn by Jewish men, or the bonnets Amish women wear. We have come to see it as a symbol of oppression because the Muslim religion itself bars women from doing so many things, not because of the hijab itself.
Yes - me too.
I think we need to document this agreement of ours somewhere. It happens so infrequently. :)
I mostly agree with you except that the only reason the religion requires the hijab is to hide their hair and face. To me that makes it questionable as just a symbol.
Orthodox Jewish women are required to do the same thing.
Yep, and my opinion would apply to them too.
To a lesser extent. Jewish women, I don't believe, are restricted from driving alone and they certainly don't need a chaperone. I'm not sure about the Amish.
If they all had a choice, I would have no problem with it, but the mandate is an issue to me.
The other faiths wear their clothing because they want to.
If Muslims women don't wear the hijab they an be raped and so forth. Big difference.
No, that is not true. They wear that garb because it is in keeping with their religious beliefs. The difference is that they are not raped if they don't, but they are shunned by their communities.
I was referring to Orthodox Jewish women and Amish women - not Muslim women.
It's interesting how propaganda can change things 180 degrees without a lot of people even noticing. It seems to happen much faster in the elctronic communication age.
The image of the woman wearing an American flag hijab is more a symbol of the defiance.