Sunday, April 13, 2014

Canadian College Student Anisa Rawhani Dons Hijab to Learn about Islamophobia, Finds That People Are Nicer to Her

Western nations are far more tolerant than Muslim nations, which is why it's so odd to hear Muslim groups like CAIR and ISNA constantly complain about bigotry and Islamophobia in America and Europe. Indeed, if one were to judge Western nations by these endless complaints, we would expect that as soon as a woman puts on a hijab, she will be bombarded with with insults.

That's exactly what a Canadian student set out to test. She decided to wear a hijab in public to see if she would be treated differently. And she found that, when pretending to be a Muslim, she was treated better by strangers, not worse.
Daily Mail—A Canadian college student recently conducted a social experiment to see if people treated her differently if she wore a hijab - a traditional Muslim veil that covers a woman's head and chest - and what she discovered was a bit unexpected.

Anisa Rawhani, a third-year student at Queens University in Ontario, wore the traditional Muslim garb for 18 days in January as she worked at the university's library, visited stores and restaurants near the campus and as she did volunteer work with local children.

According to Rawhani - who conducted the experiment to see if people in her community were racist towards minority groups - she noticed that people actually treated her more kindly and with more respect than when she didn't wear the hijab.

Rawhani, who is not Muslim, wrote about her experience wearing traditional Muslim clothing in the March edition of the Queen's Journal, where she works as a copy editor - the article is titled 'Overt to Covert.'

'At first I thought I was just imagining things. There's no way this is actually happening,' Rawhani told the Whig.com.

'I went with my hijab and people were very nice, people were polite, parents would shake my hand, so the experience was all across the board in Kingston.'

In some cases, she says, she would go out with friends who weren't wearing any identifying religious symbols and she was treated much nicer than they were.

'There was this excess (of niceness) that I would experience that I couldn't account for,' she said. 'Like really going the extra mile like smiling broadly and being so so polite, which I've never experienced before. It was a stark contrast that was going on that threw me for a loop.' (Continue Reading.)

9 comments:

Syed Sye said...

i bet that muslim women get more respect then any other religious women

KURSK said...

It's not respect, it is fear.

Dacritic said...

LOL. "I'm afraid if I'm not nice to you, you might just reap off your coat to reveal some BOMBS underneath and...NOOO..!!!" Transmission lost.




Wait a minute. Even if I'm nice to you, you might still do that.

aaron said...

@syed
according to quran husbands can beat their wives.

gabriella oak said...

CAIR's Ibrahim Hooper declares proof positive that Hijabed women suffer "different" treatment by ordinary Canadian citizens. Demands they be thrown out of American universities and their degrees revoked.

young steve said...

It just goes to show that Muslims are milking the victim mentality for all it's worth in order to try to gain leverage for the advancement of their dodgy, false, devils' ideology.

But that old trick of playing the victim has been around for ever, so no one should be falling for it anymore.

Carlos said...

Here's some comparison from a video of Jaclyn Glenn when she debates a muslim.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEv3oRODkek

Jaclyn's actually a hardline atheist who frequently mocks all religions(Christianity included.

While she hardly ever being vilely attack by christians nor other religions beside Islam however when she criticizes Islam she got abundant of hate mails containing very vile and malicious comments toward her.

Foolster41 said...

"She also says that it could stem from people who might think they have a bias but are trying to suppress it by being overly accommodating to people of other races or religions. "

So, people are being nice because deep down they are "racist/islamaphobes." people just can't win. As Robert Spencer pointed out, even if her test defies what she set out to prove, she rationalizes the same outcome anyway!

nacanacazo said...

Nigerian muslims kill christians because down deep inside they love them so much that they have to overcompensate by exploding buses and churches....

Thai muslims love budhists so much that they over compensate by putting bombs and killing teachers....

If this woman goes to saudi barbaria without her hijab she might get beheaded because the saudis love the kuffar so much that they overcompensate.