On Muslim Women in Gwinnett, GA

July 14, 2003

Source: Gwinnett Daily Post


On July 14, 2003 the Gwinnett Daily Post reported that "Americans have turned their eyes toward Afghanistan, Iraq and other parts of the Middle East. But it takes only a short walk through any Gwinnett [GA] shopping center to come face to face with Islam... Selecting groceries, purchasing household items or standing in line for a movie, beautifully veiled women floating in yards of fabric go about their daily lives... Most Muslim women choose their own careers and make their own decisions. Many choose to wear the hijab, from the Arabic word 'hijaba' meaning 'hidden.' The hijab is the traditional Muslim scarf that covers a woman’s hair, ears and neck, not to be confused with the all-enveloping burqa or the Iranian cape-like chador."