I will start off by saying that I am a Christian, and do not mean to disrespect your beliefs and religion. I have a friend who is Muslim, and have tried to learn much about your religion since. For my studies, I am required to do a research paper on a controversial topic of choice. I chose my topic to be the crisis of "Islamophobia" that appears in the West, such as the United States, especially since 9/11. As sad as it is, Muslims are misunderstood and often regarded as "terrorists" here in the US, especially since 9/11. Honestly, I am extremely ashamed of this society I live in because I know that Islam is not bad, nor evil in the slightest. Christians most definitely have their share of cruel people, so I don't understand this "Islamophobia" that seems to be happening here. If anything, I think that these two religions can learn from one another. Anyway, to get down to the root of my question, I simply wanted to ask you about a social experiment that I was thinking about. To further show in my research paper how the Western world is prejudiced against Islam, and how to propose solutions, I wanted to see for myself. I am not Muslim, but I wanted to wear a niqab and observe the reactions of the public around me. I also thought that this would help me understand what it's like for a Muslim to try to live in this country. You might think I'm ignorant and foolish, but I've been thinking about this for a while now and finally decided that I should probably get some insight on it. So any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.
I don't think that you are ignorant or foolish because you are not only trying to learn what difficulties Muslims face in the West but you also want to experiment and experience it. So, I should say go ahead. AHAMDULILLAH I also lived in West (United Kingdom) so I can say that there are not much against Islam especially in the area where I used to live (Glasgow), but its the Media who highlights only negative,it brainwashes the mind of common people to fear against Islam.
So, why only shows the negative? Here is the recent report that each year 5,000 Brits embraces Islam of which 75 per cent are women. Her is the link,
If Islam was an extremist religion or Islam oppressed women, then how come majority of reverts are women of West. Actually Islam gives them their due respect and they feel more secure in Islam.
I suggest you to check on Youtube, and quote the stories of reverts to Islam and How and Why they choose Islam?
You can search how many Americans are embracing Islam each year. Actually it is the fastest-growing religion in the world.
It shows that it is only the Media that shows only negative about Islam and filling terror into the minds of common people in West and making them "Islamophobic" .