The New Normal?
Once again, in an effort to legitimize their oppression by their so-called religion, Muslim women are ecstatic non-Muslim women are wearing masks during the Corona virus crisis. In an article recently published by the “Conversation” website, Muslim women across the UK and United States were interviewed regarding masks. “There’s a marked difference to the way I’m being perceived. Nobody is giving me dirty looks because of my gloves and the covered face,” said a woman I’ll call Afrah, from the the U.K., in a Facebook Messenger chat. “Everyone suddenly understands it!”
The article goes on to say how non-Muslim women are now seeking out typical Muslim garb, as fashion statements to protect against the corona virus. What non-Muslim women don’t get is Muslim women are forced to wear niqabs, burqas, and other oppressive face coverings as their obeyance to their god, as a form of modesty. While Muslim women like to say they wear it for that reason, if they are true Muslims, they conform to Sharia law,the Quran, and the Hadiths, all which demands they cover themselves .
“O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies. That will be better, that they should be known so as not to be annoyed.”
The Council on America Islamic Relations (CAIR) Jamal Badawi, also a known member of the Muslim Brotherhood, who is viewed as a ‘moderate’ scholar, insists that the hijab is “a command of Allah to Muslim women” and it should be “the duty of the state” to enforce it.
In 2017, al-Azhar university in Egypt, the home of many Muslim Brotherhood scholars, decreed that the veil was compulsory for Muslim women… and not even open for debate: “It is not acceptable that anyone from the public or non-specialized people, regardless of their culture, to voice their opinions on the matter.” Can anyone seriously claim that the leading Sunni institution in the world doesn’t understand Islam?
While American women like to think they are the bastions of feminism, and freedom to wear what they want, complimenting and duplicating the Muslim look is re-enforcing, and legitimizing oppression. Non Muslim woman need to think twice before donning veils, under the guise of preventing a disease from spreading, but rather educate themselves as to why Muslim women must wear them. Aiding in the injustices against Muslim women is never a good thing.