Throughout the world, Muslims have been discriminated against; Muslims have been beaten, raped and killed. However, this was not enough for the non-Muslim countries, now they are trying to ban Muslim Women from wearing the Hijab. They are discriminating against women simply because of they way they are dressed. Should the Hijab be banned? As a Muslim Woman, I believe that the Hijab should not be banned for any given reasons.
My Hijab is a statement of my identity, it is my dignity and my self-esteem, and it is my weapon. I am a person who wears the Hijab so I can deter men from treating us women like sex objects, as they have always done. I concentrate on my personality and my mind and ignore my manifestation. Now they want to ban the Hijab, why, it is not bothering us, so why is it bothering everyone else? Everyone thinks that we are oppressed but what they do not know is that every time we place it on our heads we feel tranquil and content. I know when others look at me they might think its imprisonment, but it is a proud display of my sanctuary and chastity; it is my stronghold and my freedom.
Taking off my Hijab will be like taking off my moral character. Just like the young German woman of Turkish descent, Emine Öztürk, said after having to go through court for wearing a Hijab "It's part of my identity, how can I lay my identity at the door of the classroom?" People judge the scarf from what they see, but they never actually asked us Muslim women how does it make us feel. "I think it's very sad that this society continues to look at the head scarf as something of a threat," said Öztürk. "I find it shocking that so many things are projected onto the head scarf without anyone ever asking the women who wear them." The Hijab is our FREEDOM, we feel comfortable wearing it and we are not forcing anyone else to wear it, so why try to ban it? It is not hurting anyone and it certainty is not hurting us; however, it is a protection for us.