Yesterday was Hijab Day

February 26, 2008 § Leave a comment


Al-Arabiya reports that the Electronic Resistance Movement (harakat al-muqawama al-elektroniya) has launched its annual Global Hijab Day on February 25. The group has taken to the internet to protest the immodesty and nudity spread in the world of arts today and has called for a boycott of immodest celebrities. The group says that this is not to be interpreted as negative action against the celebrities, but it is only a call for them to distance themselves from nudity. The group has also called attention to injustices against the hijab.

The group has published the above map which tracks violence and discrimination against the hijab. The red symbolizes violence and discrimination against muhajabba (women in hijab); the orange is societal and work discrimination; the yellow is where the hijab is spreading and having a strong influence. The area with the most red is Tunis which the group says has launched a war against the hijab.

Here is the group’s website in English.

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