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Don't ban the Hijab

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On this episode, I will make the case against banning the hijab. Of course, it is an undeniable fact that throughout the Arab and Muslim world, the hijab is a symbol of the brutalization of women [especially in Islamo-Fascist terror states such as Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Hamas-controlled Gaza]. But is banning the hijab the answer, as what many people [particularly the wingnut Islamophbobes] suggest? I will show you why the answer is no. First of all, in America, people have the freedom of religion, which means that religion doesn't have to only be practiced in the closet. As someone who is religiously observant [Jewish] and who wears religious garments [Kippah and tzit tzit] out in public, I find it very concerning whenever there is a move to ban a particular public expression of religion [which includes banning a religious garment]. To be honest, as someone who lives in the US as of now [before I make Aliyah to Israel], in many ways, I find the issue of religious freedom to even be a bigger concern than US support for Israel [though I strongly support Israel and the US-Israel alliance]. Banning the hijab because we don't like that belief or what it symbolizes leads to a very ugly bigoted intolerant path, period. So in this episode, I will make the case against banning the hijab.