Yasir Qadhi relates a telephone interview he had with Caryle Murphy of the Washington Post:
Caryle Murphy: When are Muslims going to fully integrate into American society?
Yasir Qadhi: What makes you think Muslims are not integrated into American society?
Caryle Murphy: Well, when Muslim women don’t have to cover their hair.
Yasir Qadhi: You mean to tell me that the Amish in Pennsylvania and orthodox Jews are not fully integrated into American society because they also cover their hair?
Caryle Murphy: No, that’s not what I meant.
Muslim Apple: Well, what exactly did you mean?
You can ask Ms. Murphy what she meant here. How terribly disappointing for the Washington Post’s regular religion contributor that integration in her mind for Muslim women in America stops at the headscarf. Hijab = backward, clinging to foreign customs, and isolationist. No hjiab = progressive and full integration into the American experience. Sad.