International Day of Solidarity with the Hijab

Christ's Apostle Paul (who founded St. Paul's Cathedral on Ludgate Hill) told every woman that she should have her head covered. So the head-scarf is a command to Christian women from God and not only to Muslim women.

Quote and use the Word of God in your mission, for God, instead of your own words:-

1 Corinthians 11:5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with [her] head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven [as a sign of her disgrace].
11:6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.
11:7 For a man indeed ought not to cover [his] head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.
11:8 For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man.
11:9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.
11:10 For this cause ought the woman to have a covering on her head, as a sign that she is under the power of her husband because of the angels.
11:11 Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.
11:12 For as the woman [is] of the man, even so [is] the man also by the woman; but all things by God.
11:13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?
11:14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him (except when he has taken the vow of the Nazarite - Numbers 6)?
11:15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for [her] hair is given her for a covering.
11:16 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the community of God.



From: isb_group [at] isb [dot] org [dot] uk
Subject: [ISB] Hijab demo - Sat 17th Jan
Date: Fri, Jan 16, 2004, 11:25 pm

"Let there arise out of you a band of people inviting to all that is good, enjoining what is right, and forbidding what is wrong. These are the ones to attain felicity." al-Qur'an 3:104

As-salaamu 'alaykum everyone,

International Day of Solidarity with the Hijab  Saturday 17th January 2004

Muslim organisations across the world, and especially in Europe, have agreed to come together on Saturday 17th January to protest against the proposed ban on religious symbols in France.

Such a law, if passed, will go against the spirit of the liberal values of Europe and will give a signal to Muslims that they cannot be considered true Europeans. Although Islam is not new to Europe and Muslims have lived in Europe since 711 when Tariq bin Ziyad entered Spain, over the last 50 years over 15 million Muslims have made Western Europe their home. Today, Muslims feel great pride in their European home. There are many who have fled oppressive regimes in the East to live in freedom and prosperity in the West, where there is respect for the rule of law. Yet this law, if passed, will create great tensions within Europe. It will force many Muslim girls into private education, it will discourage many Muslim women from being active members of society, it will breed isolation and resentment and it will give a new impetus to the views of the Far Right.

This is not just about a piece of cloth, it is not about mere religious symbols, this is a debate about the public presence of religion in European society. It is about the violation of human rights, personal freedoms and the right to practice ones basic religious duties.

Already a number of states in Germany are planning to enact a similar law (specifically about the headscarf) and Belgium is considering the issue as well. This could well be the thin end of the wedge - a wedge that will segregate European society and create much division and disturbance.

Act today to secure your future tomorrow!

  1. Attend the Protest outside the French Embassy on Saturday 17th at 12.00pm
  2. Write to your local MP
  3. Write to your MEP
  4. Write to President Chirac
  5. Tell others about this

French Embassy, 58 Knightsbridge, London, SW1. Tube: Knightsbridge (Piccadilly Line).

French Consulate-General, 11 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 7TT.

Address of President Chirac:

Monsieur le Président de la République

Palais de l'Elysée

55, rue du faubourg Saint-Honoré

75008 Paris




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