“Wearing hijab doesn’t have to be about religious dedication. For me, it’s political, feminist and empowering,” says Nadiya Takolia.
In spite of the fact that Catholic Nuns and Orthodox Jewish women are forced to cover their heads and entire bodies – Islamic hijab is one of the major Judeo-Christian tool to demean Islam being oppressive toward its female believers.
Covering head is mandatory for practicing Muslims, both male and female as part of modesty prescribed by Prophetic traditions since the establishment of the first Islamic state in Medinah in 622 CE. However, when Islam spread to foreign nations, such as, Persia, Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia, Muslims adopted many non-Muslim cultural traditions. It was the time when some Muslim scholars invented apologetic views to justify such innovations. As result, Hijab became traditional, cultural and even ‘personal’ choice.
Before going further, I like to clarify that I’m not in favor of either burka or bikini. For me burka looks funny while living in western culture – and bikini is used to exploit female body, which is an insult to her. But, it’s no doubt a $600 billion industry for the Zionist Jews.
In the west, three-out-of-four converts to Islam are women and a great majority of them wear hijab as a personal choice. For example, Tony Blair’s sister-in-law Lauren Booth, British journalist and political activist Yvonne Ridley, British TV presenter, artist and author Kristiane Backer, French rapper Mélanie Georgiades, known as Diam’s, Bollywood actress Monica, British writer, journalist and editor Myriam François-Cerrah, to name a few.
British writer and interfaith activist Hanna Yusuf says that her hijab has nothing to do with ‘oppression’. It’s a feminist statement. Listen to her in a video below.
First ladies in Iran, Turkey, Sudan, Nigeria – and Saudi Arabia (I guess!) adorn hijab.
Last year, Minneapolis Mayor Elizabeth Betsy Hodges was hounded by the Jewish lobby propagandists for wearing a symbolic hijab.