Originally Posted by Pygoscelis
Peace to you Pygoscelis,
(smile) Thank you for your input. (smile) However, I would like to say that I think you are mistaken. I wear a headscarf, and it bothers me when people (its not just men) won't deal with me. Whether it be while I'm working, or ordering food at a restaurant, or ill in hospital, it can be quite painful when people act as if you are invisible or unable to hold a sensible conversation.
I am a person. I am not invisible. Or mute. Or incapable of sensible discourse. (gently) Please, Pygoscelis, if you have interactions with women in headscarves, treat them with the same level of dignity and respect as you would wish for yourself. (twinkle) You could maybe hold off on the handshaking, kisses and hugs... but Muslim women are allowed to talk with you in appropriate ways, whether it be on the job, or in public generally.
(smile) And remember: Muslim women are not
a monolithic entity. Each person is different, and may live their Islam in subtly different ways. (smile) What one may be uncomfortable with, another may not. As with everyone, we have to try to tailor our interactions with others in respect and efforts at mutual understanding.
May God Reward you, Pygoscelis, for your efforts on this Forum to help us understand one another better.