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Voices of theVeiled
Laura S. Boylan
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Voices of theVeiled

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Emotions run high around the issue of Islamic veiling of women. Harsh voices call for bans in Europe and the US while women are beaten and worse for not wearing full covering in other parts of the world. Offered here is a sampling of voices of women sharing their thoughts and experiences, many with accompanying photographs. Boylan stands back and lets the women’s voices ...more
ebook, 35 pages
Published January 1st 2013
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Jan 19, 2013 Frances rated it really liked it
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It was interesting to hear what Muslim women think of being veiled. Living in the United States, I think there is a perception that a woman is pressured to wear it. The women speaking in this book come from various countries but are all, at the time of the book, living in the United States. It is interesting that while they all come from the same religion, each country has there own belief about covering. There is also a difference in how to cover and how much to cover. I was saddened by the ...more
Feb 04, 2013 notRahimeanymore rated it it was amazing
Short but sweet! I loved the concept so much (she wanted to understand hijab... so she went to a mosque to find women who wear it to ask! Sad that this is apparently a mind-blowing concept to many people who'd rather wallow in their own assumptions/point fingers at 'backward foreigners.' My sincere thanks to the author for publishing the book) that I was really disappointed to be able to finish the whole thing in one sitting.
Feb 08, 2013 Khazanah rated it it was amazing
A short and quick read covering a wide range of Muslim women and their choice to cover or not. I liked that the author, who is non Muslim, is advocating for the right to cover and chose to seek out answers from Muslim women instead of an outside source. I would recommend it.
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