Hijab: no longer a religious garment?

Hijab Tales: Unpinned

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In the last few weeks, Britain has seen two campaigns making front page news and getting numerous shares, likes and retweets on various social media network sites. The first campaign had a Muslim(?) woman in the Union Flag wrapped up in a hijab, which was launched by the NGO Inspire with the hashtag #makingastand. This campaign collaborated with The Sun to call ‘on Britons of all faiths to unite to defeat IS fanatics’.

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The second campaign was launched by the Islamic Society of Britain (ISB), which is urging British Muslim women to wear a poppy hijab ‘as a challenge to extremist groups who ‘spout hatred’ about the Armed Forces’

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What I find highly problematic about both the campaigns is that the onus is on the Muslim woman to represent her community and the use of the woman’s body to make a point. Why does a woman have to wear…

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