@N-REAL the U.S. also has a good sized Muslim minority that is growing at a rate that outpaces the rest of us to it is not unusual to see headcovering - who knows what the future will bring, but if the birthrate continues at the present pace they only need to have patience not a jihad lol
February the first is World Hijab Day
The quotation reads:
"We invite both the non-Hijabi Muslim and
non-Muslim sisters across the globe to
wear the Hijab for one day."
kind of a try it and see.
Much of my life I have known women who wore scarves
whenever they went out of doors and I reckon that the
hijab is quite similar.
If you wear one let us know and if you don't or never have
then think about giving it a shot for just one day.
Some Muslim girls and women wear it because it is a matter
of pride, especially in countries where Islam is a minority
just as wearing a cross or crucifix or star of david for Christians/Jews.
Well what can I say...
Some muslim woman especially in the countries where they have the freedom of choice like to wear Hejab as a mean of identity and even rebelion in western countries. Some wear it as a traditional national clothing, and matastig is right, many are forced to wear it against their will.
Also, covering the hair has a long history and is not a solely Islamic law. Woman (and somethimes man) covered the hair in almost all historical periods. Nakedness was always a habit of primitive folks and highly civilized nation usually covered their body and hair. When you see Maddona's pictures and sculptures, she is almost always wearing a head covering.
I could see this idea being applied to Winter wear. "It's the Marf! A mask and a scarf in one! And now you can have one through this special T.V. offer for only $19.99!"
@Ovirew it is a scarf and I believe you have seen a lot of women wearing scarves when it rains the weather is cold outside it is nothing new or revolutionary. A full hijab is not obligatory just a regular scarf in any colour or design you like is all that is meant but I see what you mean - someone made money by wearing their robes backwards and calling them "snuggies" why not try the same with a designer hijab.
Some Muslims forces women to wears Hijab you forgot to mention that , they even force little girls to wears it since the age of 9.
@matastig a couple of Islamic governments have rules that many of the people do not agree with and I also didn't mention some of the things Christians have forced on their people because it has nothing to do with this day.