Sunday, June 25, 2006
The Islamic FAQ
These are just some of the questions I have been asked (New stupid questions will be added to the list) :
"Do you go to sleep in your hijab?"
"Aren't you hot wearing all that?" (asked many, many times).
"Does your hijab have to be blessed by a priest?"
"Will you be having an arranged marriage?"
"Can you still have children?"
"Why isn't your hijab black?"
"Can you still get married?"
"Haven't you read the Bible?"
"Why have you betrayed your Christian roots?"
"Why can't you be a Buddhist instead? At least that's a peaceful religion"
"But I thought you were a feminist?"
"You're not going to become one of those suicide bombers are you?"
"How come Muslims are so bitter?"
"How can you marry someone without sleeping with them first?"
Finally the prize for most offensive question goes to:
"Are there many white Muslims so you don't have to marry a black man?"
"Aren't you the wrong colour to be a Muslim?"
"So if you can't drink or have boyfriends, what do you do for fun?"