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Muslima claims she stopped wearing her hijab because she was ‘mentally worn down’ by ‘Islamophobia’

It is a shame that some people were rude to Dawn Maqsood. People are rude to other people everywhere, for all sorts of reasons. But only in this sort of instance do “journalists” get involved and churn out stories of this kind. The real oppression is of Muslim women who do not wear hijab, but they don’t get weepy puff pieces written in their honor. Witless Western feminists now have an annual event, World Hijab Day, in which they don hijabs in order to show solidarity with Muslim women in the West who supposedly experience abuse for wearing the hijab, although a great many of these incidents have been found to have been faked by the alleged victims. The real victims of abuse over wearing the hijab are much more often girls and women who don’t wear it.

Aqsa Parvez’s Muslim father choked her to death with her hijab after she refused to wear it. Amina Muse Ali was a Christian woman in Somalia whom Muslims murdered because she wasn’t wearing a hijab. 40 women were murdered in Iraq in 2007 for not wearing the hijab. Alya Al-Safar’s Muslim cousin threatened to kill her and harm her family because she stopped wearing the hijab in Britain. Amira Osman Hamid faced whipping in Sudan for refusing to wear the hijab. An Egyptian girl, also named Amira, committed suicide after being brutalized by her family for refusing to wear the hijab. Muslim and non-Muslim teachers at the Islamic College of South Australia were told they had to wear the hijab or be fired. Women in Chechnya were police shot with paintballs because they weren’t wearing hijab. Other women in Chechnya were threatened by men with automatic rifles for not wearing hijab.

Elementary school teachers in Tunisia were threatened with death for not wearing hijab. Syrian schoolgirls were forbidden to go to school unless they wore hijab. Women in Gaza were forced by Hamas to wear hijab. Women in Iran protested against the regime by daring to take off their hijabs. Women in London were threatened with murder by Muslim thugs if they didn’t wear hijab. An anonymous young Muslim woman doffed her hijab outside her home and started living a double life in fear of her parents. Fifteen girls in Saudi Arabia were killed when the religious police wouldn’t let them leave their burning school building because they had taken off their hijabs in their all-female environment. A girl in Italy had her head shaved by her mother for not wearing hijab. A Muslim father in Staten Island murdered his daughter, who reportedly didn’t want to wear hijab.


Other women and girls have been killed or threatened, or live in fear for daring not to wear the hijab. But where is the Daily Record for those women? Where are the “journalists” standing in solidarity with them?

“Scots mum who converted to Islam ‘stopped wearing her Hijab’ due to sickening Islamophobia,” by Stephen Stewart, Daily Record, January 9, 2021:

A Scots mum who converted to Islam has told how she stopped wearing her Hijab headscarf due to everyday Islamophobia.

Dawn Maqsood – who was born into a Christian family but later converted to Islam -said she was “mentally worn down” by people’s attitude to her and the fear that her daughters would be affected.

But she insists she is grateful for the insight into how it feels to be a minority.

Accountant Dawn, 38, went to Sunday school and bible class in Glasgow but began to question her beliefs after her dad’s death.

The mum-of-two converted to Islam at the age of 26.

She said: “During my time at university, I got a part-time job in an Indian restaurant run by two Glasgow born Pakistani brothers. This was the first time I had ever spoken to anyone about Islam, it hadn’t even been on my radar.

“When I had questioned them to the end of their sanity, I started buying books on the subject and almost immediately I knew this was what I had been searching for. I wore hijab for two years and in that time I was mentally worn down by the way people treated me.

“I was anxious for my daughters that something would happen when I was out with them and it started to wear on my mental health. Hijab was not created to be a burden upon us so I decided after a lot of soul searching to stop wearing it although I hope to go back to it one day, God willing.

“I’ve been a Muslim for 12 years now, and it’s still the best decision I’ve ever made but it has opened my eyes to what it’s like to be part of a minority. As a white Muslim I neither fit in completely with ‘born Muslims’ nor non-Muslims.

“People have to realise Islam is a religion of peace, it’s not so different to many other religions out there. Islam has no colour. Islam is not specifically for one ethnicity, Islam is for everyone.”…


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