"I grew up among Sisters and have always been used to women in modest dress, with their heads covered. I've never understood why it's so incredibly horrible that some Muslim women cover their heads in public. It's not unusual! OP- "Head Covering as a Common Practice""
Crescent Moon & Star Symbol, not truly Muslim in origin, almost everything I've read credits the Ottoman Empire for the adoption of this symbol however it is the most widely recognized, which is what I was going for with the religious symbols collection.
This article speaks on how the islamic veil, that, for as long as people can remember was a symbol of patriarchy, is now, in some situations being argued as a symbol of feminism. After speaking about essentialism on Tuesday, this article is a good follow up to what we discussed. Claire S
24) The star and crescent is a very recognizable symbol of Islam, with an interesting history. It was once an ancient pagan symbol, but has since been used by Muslims around the world, and even seen on the flags of many nations. The star and crescent is a type of totem, a symbol that unites Muslims a give them a sense of identity and solidarity.