It was a common belief in France, that women were forced to wear a veil...10 years ago.
Since then, women stood up to express themselves. The huge majority of muslim women who wear a veil, do it on their own will. I'm not saying that no women are obliged to wear it because it's not the case, in some very conservative countries, such as Afganistan, saudi arabia and stuff, they can't go in the streets without wearing a scarf. I'm totally against this. This is oppression indeed, but I don't live there. I live in France, where women freely choose to wear it or not. You probably don't know any muslim family personally, you only talk about what you've seen on the news, or read on extreme right wing papers. They don't tell the truth, and they will always put in front of the scene, the deviant minority.
Once again, flawed logic, fake facts you made up yourself, and no knowledge about neither theology or sociology. Just stereotypes.
Check below the great statement of 3 muslim women
“Covering my head didn’t stifle my brain”
I am a Muslim woman, born and raised in the U.S., with graduate degrees and a professional career. I am not a victim who is being told to cover or not. I have free will. I love my country, and it affords me the right to choose how I dress and protects me from discrimination in the workplace and elsewhere. While wearing a head scarf for 17 years, I graduated from law school and got a job. Covering my head didn’t stifle my brain, and it made me work harder to compete. As I grew in my faith, I chose to stop wearing the head scarf. But that was my decision. I respect women who choose to wear it, such as my very educated and progressive mother.
— TS in Washington
“They react as if I’m dumb”
I was born and raised in the Netherlands. I’m Muslim and since a year and a half I’m wearing a head scarf. Since I have not always worn a head scarf, I can easily see the difference in people reactions toward me. Although not engaging in blatant prejudice is an unwritten rule over here, there have been numerous occasions in which I have been discriminated against. Moreover, this has been augmented since 2001, and even more since I have been wearing my head scarf.
People now rudely stare at me. If they don’t stare they treat me like I’m air or as if I don’t speak Dutch. If they do talk to me, they react as if I’m dumb. Before I wore my head scarf, all of this was not the case!
— Tulay Degermenci
“When in Rome, do what the Romans do”
My husband and I have both lived in central Paris (I am a trailing spouse) since 2013. When we first arrived, I didn’t wear any veil, but then my faith grew, and I started to don on the hijab (one of those satin/colorful scarves, I always avoid black) six months ago.
Maybe I look distinctly foreign (je suis Malaisienne), I never had any bad experiences with my head scarf. When I go to the stores, walk on the streets, ride in the metro, the French remain polite and friendly or simply minding their own business. Maybe Parisians are more open-minded and exposed to foreign cultures. I feel happy and at ease here.
I also believe in when in Rome, do what the Romans do. If the locals are uncomfortable with full face covering or somber black abayas or dresses, wear something else. The world does not revolve around a specific group of people.
— Hylda Yaacubhttp://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/28/world/muslim-women-on-the-veil.html?_r=0
Muslims complaining about other people changing their approach towards them, when their 'brothers' started all the mayhem in the first place.
Irony at its best.