I’ve started to see more and more children wearing hijabs while out with their parents in Melbourne. I’ll leave this post devoid of my views on it and simply ask you, is this ok? How do you feel about it?
We gave Michael Jackson a hell of a time for parading his children around in masks and with blankets over their heads, should we be as worried about this religious practice? Is it ok to be oppressing children from such a young age, especially with regards to their sexuality, which I’m sure infants pay little to know attention to otherwise?
It seems a lot of people justify this by saying “it’s part of their culture, therefore it’s ok”. Are we just holding it as a taboo though, fearing that any criticism thrown the way of Australian muslims will be taken as racism?
Anyway, I’m interested in getting a discussion going about this and genuinely want to know your views.