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Surname 1NameInstructorCourseDate Veil of IgnoranceI selected the article “veil of ignorance” by Leila Ahmed fundamentally to understand theresurgence of hijab to the contemporary Western Islam. It is interesting and informative on understanding Muslim women. After interacting with some of them in the society, I felt intriguedby their culture. After the 9/11 attack, Americans have remained divided on their stands regarding Islam and its culture. This is one of the reasons putting on the veil was declining among the Western Muslims. To us, it is a negative thing, yet for women who rehearse this believe it implies something else and can be positive for them.The article is not peer reviewed, just an interesting article I came across. Though the article is written by a professional, it was not reviewed by others in the field before its publication. Leila composed this after reading Albert Hourani’s article and disagreeing with some of the concepts (Foreign Policy). Ahmed acknowledges that she used to believe that education and women's liberation would free Muslim ladies from "this relic of women's mistreatment" because to her, the presence of hijab did not imply devotion. However, now she considers it to be "an identification of distinction and equity" in the wake of addressing young American Muslim ladies regarding why they wear the veil (Ahmed 41).In writing this article, Leila uses the Toulmin method. It is because this method involves dissecting a content that one read, with an eye toward reacting to that specific contention and, at
Surname 2last, toward breaking down and enhancing the arguments we make. She writes this article after differing with an article by Albert Hourani.
Surname 3Works CitedAhmed, Leila. "Veil of ignorance."Foreign Policy10 (2011).Foreign Policy, "Veil of Ignorance". N.p., 2016. Web. 5 Jan. 2016.