Muslims: Looking Past the Hijab

September 28, 2010
By dewdrops BRONZE, Melvindale, Michigan
dewdrops BRONZE, Melvindale, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
I would rather have a few good friends than a hundred bad ones.


You see them around and you stare at them, because they are different, because of how they dress, and the language they speak. They are just people like the rest of us. Do people stare at you because you wear a cross around your neck? Do they point and laugh when you are dressed up walking into a church? Do they mock you when you pray? Chances are no. That's because we are taught that our religion is normal, and usually we are not taught about other religions, or other cultures. So we do not have the capability to realize that that is their religion, their beliefs, and that they have as much rights as we do to express their freedom of religion. You have to be able to see underneath the burkas, (The traditional clothing of the Muslim women) to see past that layer of religious prejudice. Once you are able to you will be able to see the wonderful, intelligent, and kind people that they really are. So please, next time you see them do not point and laugh or stare at them trying to figure out who they are, take some time and get to know them before you start labeling them. Don't judge a book by it's cover.


The author's comments:
One of my best friends are Muslims and it bothers me how people can just glance at her and say she is a terrorist. How people think she is strange because of what she believes. This is America where all religions should be accepted.

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on Nov. 24 2010 at 3:01 pm
dewdrops BRONZE, Melvindale, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
I would rather have a few good friends than a hundred bad ones.

Well, sorry if i offended you, but I am referring to the prejudice towards hijab wearing muslims.

on Nov. 24 2010 at 11:33 am
Internal-Love PLATINUM, Queens, New York
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Nothing's black or white, its all just a shade of gray---

















TI "Live your Life" ft Rihanna

yeah it gets annoying when people associate all muslims with hyjabs.............

on Oct. 11 2010 at 7:50 pm
dewdrops BRONZE, Melvindale, Michigan
3 articles 6 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
I would rather have a few good friends than a hundred bad ones.

Thanks for the advice!

amaranth178 said...
on Oct. 11 2010 at 5:40 pm
amaranth178, Washington, District Of Columbia
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Certain sentences, in my opinion, could be rephrased as, if one skims, one understands, but if one ponders each sentence for what it says, there are several points that are unclear or do not support your point. ('Chances' are also rather difficult to discuss unless you have legitimate statistics and a trsuted source).

amaranth178 said...
on Oct. 11 2010 at 5:38 pm
amaranth178, Washington, District Of Columbia
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I agree that including the example of your friend would help develop your point, although examples from well-known papers or journals (research) would really strengthen your argument. Your point "see past that layer of religious prejudice" can be misread to say that said layer is on burka-wearers and I am pretty sure that was not what you were trying to say :)

Fayrouz SILVER said...
on Oct. 8 2010 at 6:00 pm
Fayrouz SILVER, Fargo, North Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
"Only dead fish swim with the stream"

I liked your article because its sincerity is genuine. I believe you could have strengthened the actual piece by adding the bit about your friend in the essay, instead of just on the side. But it has an overall good message. I have a humorous article about the hi*j*a*b under my name that you might want to check out if you have time. Good luck with your writing! I hope more people will have views like yours!

on Oct. 7 2010 at 8:37 am
dewdrops BRONZE, Melvindale, Michigan
3 articles 6 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
I would rather have a few good friends than a hundred bad ones.

Please comment! Constructive criticism appreciated.


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