Headwear that look attractive

First published in Readers' letters

ON Mariyah Mahmood’s column (LT Asian Image, April 21), I am a Christian but I fail to see why anyone should object to the wearing of the hijab.

It is an attractive form of head-dress unlike the facial veil which I find most unfriendly and dangerous.

No-one ever discriminated against the old- fashioned headscarf which was worn by Lancashire lasses and is still worn by no less a personage than our Queen.

On the subject of religious items, though, I rigorously defend my right to wear a small cross as a symbol of my faith and it should not be banned in the workplace or anywhere.

E Eastham (via email).

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4:34pm Tue 24 Apr 12

ToffeeGuy says...

I've always believed that religion should be expressed in deed not in dress.
I've always believed that religion should be expressed in deed not in dress. ToffeeGuy
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11:29pm Tue 24 Apr 12

Darwen Malc says...

I love the hijab, nothing wrong with it at all. As for the Burkah, sorry, but it's alien, a barrier, and should not be tolerated.
I love the hijab, nothing wrong with it at all. As for the Burkah, sorry, but it's alien, a barrier, and should not be tolerated. Darwen Malc
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11:29pm Tue 24 Apr 12

Darwen Malc says...

I love the hijab, nothing wrong with it at all. As for the Burkah, sorry, but it's alien, a barrier, and should not be tolerated.
I love the hijab, nothing wrong with it at all. As for the Burkah, sorry, but it's alien, a barrier, and should not be tolerated. Darwen Malc
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9:29pm Wed 25 Apr 12

ghanto says...

i dont like people ding bad deeds behind thier burkas
i dont like people ding bad deeds behind thier burkas ghanto
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11:54pm Wed 25 Apr 12

ToffeeGuy says...

I'm presuming that the Lancashire Lasses and the Queen wear headscarves to keep their heads warm or to protect their hair-do not to prevent unwanted attention from men under some sort of theory about modesty. But I could be wrong.

Same garment different meaning.

It seems increasingly common for people to use 'comparative' arguments like this to justify their case when the things they are actually comparing are completely different.
I'm presuming that the Lancashire Lasses and the Queen wear headscarves to keep their heads warm or to protect their hair-do not to prevent unwanted attention from men under some sort of theory about modesty. But I could be wrong. Same garment different meaning. It seems increasingly common for people to use 'comparative' arguments like this to justify their case when the things they are actually comparing are completely different. ToffeeGuy
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9:23pm Fri 27 Apr 12

cathan says...

Wearing crosses is NOT against the law. This is a myth. A mis-quote, a mistake. Wearing necklaces with/without a pendant can be dangerous in some work places eg. factories.

Wearing a headscarf is a man's or woman's choice.

Wearing a face-veil - Why don't men and boys wear face-coverings?

Can visible male or female eyes be immodest and alluring? Can eyes be sexy? Should eyes be covered?

Is make-up alluring, sexy and enticing to males?
Wearing crosses is NOT against the law. This is a myth. A mis-quote, a mistake. Wearing necklaces with/without a pendant can be dangerous in some work places eg. factories. Wearing a headscarf is a man's or woman's choice. Wearing a face-veil - Why don't men and boys wear face-coverings? Can visible male or female eyes be immodest and alluring? Can eyes be sexy? Should eyes be covered? Is make-up alluring, sexy and enticing to males? cathan
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