Neither politics nor religion, if you find yourself before a group of people and you don’t know in-depth to each and every one of its members, these two topics should be avoided. Even with your friends, talking about politics can end up in a monumental discussion, knowing full well that none is going to fix anything.
But sometimes it is unavoidable and arises the issue, especially in family and like this girl, there are issues that can not be avoided.
Dad, I want to remove the Hijab.
The Hijab is a veil that covers the head and chest of the women of the muslim religion from the age of puberty, especially in the presence of men. But as happens in most religions, everything can be interpreted.
This may seem fairly obvious but not in all parts of the world understand that the decision to wear or not the Hijab is only for women.
This young man of 17 years, Lamyaa, lives in Pennsylvania and is unfortunately used to receiving offensive messages through social networks because of their religion.
“Personally, to be an Arab woman and a muslim in America, messages of hate are not uncommon“
On April 17, 2017, Lamyaa received a message really offensive that he decided to hang it on your social networks.
“Stop defending Islam **** shut your mouth, you can’t take away the scarf without your father hit you a beating“. Words too harsh for a teenager.
Outraged by the insinuation that only the wearing of the Hijab by the order and desire of his father, he decided to write to you to explain the situation.
The father’s response clarified any doubt.
Lamyaa: Baba (Dad), there is something that I want to tell you.
Father of Lamyaa: Tell me (you question if you are good in Arabic)
Lamyaa: If I am well. I was thinking of. I want to take off my Hijab.
Father of Lamyaa: Sweetheart that is not my decision. It is not the decision of any man. If you feel that is what you want to do, go ahead. You will support no matter what. Is everything all right? What has gone wrong?
It is true that many women are forced to wear the Hijab, but not all, and Lamyaa has shown that in the Muslim community, like all communities, there is everything, and in his house, who decides if you should or should not wear the Hijab is she.