Please don’t feel sorry for us. Given the post-9/11 climate, a Muslim woman who chooses to wear her hijab and participate fully in society has courage. Despite prevalent negative attitudes, she is secure in the knowledge that God strengthens those who seek divine help. And isn’t a confident woman an excellent asset for our society?
I never really thought about it that way, but Sheema Khan makes an excellent point. Like many people, I have often viewed the hijab as a religious tool of male oppression. However, given Western anti-Muslim attitudes, the hijab could be seen as a display of resistance and courage. Those interested should learn more about the hijab.