The Other Blair Criticizes Hijab and Niqab
October 31, 2007 § 10 Comments
Former British PM’s wife urges to challenge religion saying,
“I think however, that if you get to the stage where a woman is not able to express her personality because we cannot see her face, then we do have to ask whether this is something that is actually acknowledging the woman’s right to be a person.” (R. Gledhill, The Times Online)
What is interesting to note is the assumption of these positions which have been highlighted in the British media for the past 2 years. That assumption being that all Muslim women are either forced to cover; pressured to cover or too backward to know whats good for them.
Perhaps if more Muslim men start looking like Muslim men and carry the sunnat of the Holy Prophet (alayhi as-salatu wa salam), Muslim women would no longer be a target for these politically driven media exploits. What would happen if Muslim men carried the Prophets sunnat? Walking the streets of London and New York City in the hundreds wearing turban and jubba instead of tight slacks, stiff collared shirts, French cuffs and ties. I wonder would Mrs. Blair’s comments make the headlines at that time?