Opposition and Backlash – On the Criticisms of Noor Tagouri’s Playboy Piece

There is so many incidents where the online world of social media is in backlash over a certain statement, a certain decision, or anything of the sort. Especially when it comes to decisions that interfere with common religious thought, this opposition can be vocal.

And that’s totally okay. You’re allowed to be against what a certain person does, just as that person is allowed to partake in that decision (of course, as long as it’s not a decision which will change the way you practice your religion or anything else).

And this brings me right to my topic. Noor Tagouri recently was featured in Playboy (which, to clarify, ended its full frontal nudity in March 2016) as part of their ‘Renegades section’, which, as they write, will highlight this:

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Some thoughts on banning the Islamic Head-Scarf (and other Religious symbols)

I recently read an interesting article about a top EU Court advisor who suggested that banning the Islamic head-scarf may be justified if all religious symbols are banned as well.

This opens up a very interesting debate on banning not just Islamic symbols, but other religious symbols as well. It also opens up the debate on what we define a symbol as. Is the head-scarf, or hijab, really a symbol of Islam? Has it not been used before by other religions?

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