Assembly for the Protection of Hijab concerned by anti-hijab propaganda

prohijab_logoIn the wake of the July 7th attacks in London, there has been a sharp rise in attacks against Muslim women in Hijab who are visible and vulnerable targets. This has lead a small minority of Commentators to attack the Hijab and label it a traditional Arabian dress rather than an edict of religious code, thus in their view unnecessary.

There can be no doubt about the obligation of Hijab in Islam. The Islamic scholars world-wide unanimously agree on this. Protect-Hijab is concerned by the manner in which the attacks in London are being unashamedly used as a smokescreen by individuals to attack aspects of the Islamic faith to serve individual agendas.

While we all remain concerned about the well-being of our fellow Muslim women, we reject calls by a tiny fraction of scholars who call for the removal of the Hijab in defence against attacks on Muslim women. Britain is a place of tolerance and Protect-Hijab feels it is necessary now more than ever to educate society on the issue of the Hijab, rather than submitting to the threat emanating from some misguided members of our society who blame all Muslims for terrorism.

Assembly for the Protection of Hijab press release, 29 July 2005