Look at this photo. What do you see? Two women. One an American soldier, the other (I'm presuming) an Iraqi.
But look at how they're dressed! The uniform of the female soldier covers nearly as much as the hijab and abaya of the Iraqi lady. The soldier's jacket and trousers are loose-fitting, and she's wearing the Kevlar and body armor, which effectively covers her "female attributes". It's almost hijab-like. I pointed that out to a coworker a few weeks back when I saw a cartoon with a female soldier in full battle rattle (helmet, body armor, etc) on one panel, and a Muslim woman wearing hijab, niqab and abaya in the other. I wish I could've found the original cartoon, but I don't even recall what series it was from. Probably some military one like "Pvt. Murphy's Law" (which I love...it's so true!).
Looking at the uniform that way...how can people criticize hijab? There's not much difference!
In other news....I'll be able to wear hijab and niqab full-time in just a few more days! I'm so excited. ^_^
How are all (3) of you doing?