Lancashire students and teachers celebrated the Muslim way of life when they wore headscarves for a day.Did they indeed..?
The movement was set up by New York resident Nazma Khan, who came up with the idea as a means to foster religious tolerance and understanding by inviting both Muslim and non-Muslim women to experience the hijab for one day.And is there a reciprocal ‘Don’t Wear A Headscarf’ Day? No, oddly enough:
Abdul Hamid Qureshi, chairman of the Lancashire Council of Mosques, said: … the Koran tells women to dress modestly, and cover their chest and head.
He said: “People choose. Some people don’t wear it. It’s not a sinful act not to wear it but it’s a Koranic instruction, so you can’t defy it either.”Ah. Catch 22, then?
US First Lady Michelle Obama came under fire recently for choosing not to cover her hair on a visit to Saudi Arabia.
Blackburn Councillor Salim Mulla said: “In my opinion she should have conformed to the values and the principles of the country and should have worn a scarf. It would have shown respect to the Muslim community.”Oh, quite! I’m all for ‘conforming to the values and principles of the country’.
So when are you going to start doing that?