Jumping to Conclusions
Because I have had various opportunities to travel to many countries around the world, I have had some very interesting experiences. Traveling as hijabi has opened my eyes to the misconceptions about Islam in different countries and cultural atmospheres. When I visited Greece for the first time a few years ago, I had recently began wearing hijab.
One woman’s reaction led me to realize that the world sees me and my family differently just because I am a hijabi. This encounter was the subject of the third installment of my “Hijab Diaries” series on virtualmosque.com.