Thursday, 2 July 2009

Hijab in Egypt and Turkey

If we think it is only the West that discriminates hijab (like for instance France hijab and "burqa" bans), we should think again. Both in Egypt and in Turkey women who choose to wear a hijab, are discriminated at work, are accused of being backward and also are viewed as an unpleasant presence in certain "high-class" place as expensive restaurants etc.

This video is about the hijab in Egypt. Women are fired from representative and official positions when they choose to wear a veil. Non of the tv presenters are allowed to wear a veil. People are strictly controlled by the government, where the government controls who they can and cannot talk to. Unfortunatly, the embedding was disabled by the owner, so here's the link for it on youtube:

I also found an article on the web about the niqabis in Egypt, and what kind of treatment they receive there. Check it out at:

There is also a big conflict in Turkey between the secularists, who want to supress the religious practice and secularize by force, and Muslims who want to keep Turkey an Islamic state with free practice of the religion. To me personally, the views of the Turkish secularists and even the "label muslims" (thats what i choose to call them) where they show a complete lack of Islamic knowledge what- so - ever!!!

Such disillusioned people, may Allah guide them Insha Allah for their own good and protection, Insha Allah.

This video here, will show the hijab cruelty in Turkey, where WOMEN WITH HIJAB ARE NOT ALLOWED AT UNIVERSITIES, WHAT YOU THINK OF FRANCE NOW LOL! They get arrested, physically attacked, discriminated, emprisoned for wearing the headscarf. They also cant get a drivers license, because they are not allowed into the driving schools with their hijabs on.

It turns my stomach inside out for all of this fighting going on...

Insha Allah, may the truth come out...


  1. The situation in Turkey is one reason my Turkih ex and I divorced. He and his family were secularists and I loved hijab. It is slowly improving though, but I can't tell you how many Turkish friends of mine came to the States to study because they couldn't wear hijab. There was a brain drain and Turkey lost some of it's finest people.

  2. salaam bb
    thk u for article really everytime u get new thing interesting, how muslims ppl does not make u proud to talk to them , i want to find somme good way in muslims talk about , i dont find really ,quran in side and ppl other side how how !!!

  3. Lisa: well yes, the consequences are worth the action:))Am really sorry to hear about ur ex and his family. To be honest, I feel sad about the ummah... May Allah guide us to the straight path.

    Yes I have been disappointed by muslims plenty of times, many have left Quran aside, its true. We talk and we argue and qoute the scholars, but often forget to read the Quran...