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doggie posted a topic in Muslimsnot sure but I see this is as people are afraid to approach her. just too different or worried about saying the wrong thing. I see this with my blind wife how do you approach a blind person? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/1 ... 60684.html A Chicago Muslim woman's essay detailing her accidental experiment of having her hijab concealed by winter weather clothing appears to have had a deep resonance far beyond "Chiberia." In a Feb. 7 post titled "I Took Off My Hijab," Blogspot user leenamielus described what happened after she began layering up with a knit hat and scarf wrapped around her neck amid the Windy City's historic cold this winter: "People started talking to me more. Women would speak to me like I knew them since forever. Men looked at me like I was actually approachable. And I was made to feel like I was actually from this planet." After she realized what she was noticing likely had something to do with the winter gear concealing her hijab, or headscarf, she wrote that she felt more confident -- like she "had simply crossed over to another world for one season." Contrary to most Chicagoans, she began to look forward to heading outdoors and continuing her "experiment." "The power of this experience lies in the fact that it was not an intentional experiment. It happened simply because of the Chiberian weather which required me to cover as much of by body with warm pieces of cloth." The essay was one of the top stories on both the Chicago and "True Reddit" Reddit communities Monday morning.
AtroposHeart posted a topic in Muslimshttp://publicshaming.tumblr.com/post/54 ... otic#notes Not broken up because it's not a fundie blog, but a blog condeming the bigotry. Basically, a Muslim girl has an awesome American flag hijab and on her head and the bigots come out of the woodwork on a facebook page called ban Islam. Apparantly, showing patrotism is so ANTI-AMEIRCAN. The bigots express violent fantasies onto this woman like beating her, shooting her, and all sorts of nastiness.
I wondered if anyone can identify the country of origin for a style of hijab that's new to me. Seen in O'hare airport and then on a group of women at the Philadelphia Zoo. It looks to be a cotton fabric with embroidered flours on the borders and hem. There were two garments; a slim but not form-fitting robe with long funnel sleeves, and a cape gathered to a hood that tied beneath the chin and framed the face. The edge of the cape and the hem of the robe were embroidered with bright colored satin stitch flowers. An older woman was wearing this in white with black motifs @ O'hare. She was accompanied by teenagers wearing jeans and modern attire. A group was seen at the Philly zoo - three couples and children. Two young women wore bright yellow garments with multicolored embroidery. An older woman wore a leaf green color. Two female children wore bright pink. All of the female garments were identical aside from the different colors. I had the impression that the women were all wearing some sort of undergarments because of the light weight of the fabric - at least a slip and chemise. The men accompanying wore white "pill-box looking" brimless caps. Attempts at internet research have not been successful. Any ideas?