Saturday, July 19, 2008

Smile of the Day

The real reason for headscarfs
Saturday, July 19. 2008
Some women with muslim faith wear a headscarf. As Germany is a very secular society(okay, besides some regions in Bavaria and seemingly near the town Vechta in Lower Saxony) it´s relatively seldom. I thought in the past, that this is an public expression of a cultural and religious identity. I was totally wrong about that, as I saw the real reason for the headscarf today in a train: It´s simply a hands-free mounting for the mobile ;-) A woman in the row in front of me put her mobile between her face and the scarf. Travel really broadens the mind.


Anonymous said...

Exactly! It's very conveniently "hands-free". But the hijab has to be tight to do this. If it's loose... You'll drop your phone!

LisaM at ThoseHeadcoverings said...

Exactly, commenter! So why do they complain? ;)