Despite wearing burqa, Pakistani actress was groped by 2 men, says she was told it is ‘a really common thing’

Follow @TheCircumvent This further confirms the testimony from hijabis which shows that “sexual harassment knows no dress code.” Business Recorder, April 23, 2018. (Archive link) Soon after Pakistani actress/singer Meesha Shafi shared her sexual harassment incident in the wake of the worldwide… Continue Reading

Iran: Muslima who removed her mandatory hijab in public is sentenced to 2 years in prison

Follow @TheCircumvent Islam is feminism, right? While CNN encourages Americans to wear the hijab in solidarity with Muslims, Muslim women in the Middle East are taking it off in protest. They are stripping off and burning their burqas. The hijab is ultimately to diminish women’s… Continue Reading

Indonesia: Islamic university bans niqab to prevent Islamic radicalism, threatens violators with expulsion

Follow @TheCircumvent However, Yudian’s justification for enforcing the policy is not due to practical reasons, such as preventing identity fraud. Instead it seems be driven (rather ironically for an Islamic university) by the idea, held by many Islamophobes, that the… Continue Reading

Ex-Muslima: Mother said I looked like a ‘whore’ for wanting to remove niqab in public

Follow @TheCircumvent Covering up is mandated in the Qur’an, and women who don’t cover up experience harassment, violence, or death. In Canada, a Muslim father was accused of “honor-based” violence against his daughter, for failing to wear her hijab in public. Many… Continue Reading

Sweden: Muslim teen beats his sister with baseball bat for not wearing Islamic veil

Follow @TheCircumvent Covering up is mandated in the Qur’an, and women who don’t cover up experience harassment, violence, or death. In Canada, a Muslim father was accused of “honor-based” violence against his daughter, for failing to wear her hijab in public. Many… Continue Reading