Recently I came across a meme on Instagram against hijab and it’s wearers which was meanly made and posted on the page of a somewhat prominent local hijabi.
“We wear the hijab because we create lust in men. We must not excite their arousal” it emblazoned over a picture of the lady and 3 other hijabis. A clearly nasty dig at Islam, Hijab and Muslim Women.
In the absence of a unisex title, I will call it’s maker Mr Meme-er, though it may well be a Miss or Mrs.
I have some questions for Mr Meme-er.
Obviously you don’t wear a hijab, but why do you care if other people do? What’s it to you? No ones asking you to wear one are they? Why are you so irate over a square meter of flimsy fabric?
Mr Meme-er, must our lives, dress code and realities all be the same? Is the only acceptable way of life in this world an identikit version of your own? And if so, what makes your ideals superior to that of other peoples? Is it simple because they are YOURS?
Humanity – wide and varied are its beliefs, culture, food and dress. Jeans & T-Shirts. Flip flops or skyscraper heels. Grey wool business suit or pink and orange sari. Bikini or Burqini.
Unlike The Quran – Mr Meme-er does not seem to advocate freedom of choice.
Mr Meme-er, you need to chill. You must be very hot under that collar.