I grew up among East European Jewish immigrants who were either Orthodox or Conservative Jews. So, it was quite normal when we wen to the synagogue for the women to sit behind some curtains and pray apart from men. They always covered their heads with a shawl just as the men covered their heads with a yarmulke. So, it is always bewildering to me these days for people to become hysterical if a woman is wearing something on her head. A few weeks ago some Muslim women went to a restaurant in Laguna Beach, California. It was simply a noon time gathering of some friends.
After forty five minutes they were informed they had breached the time code of the Urth Café which only allows guests to remain eating for 45 minutes and then they must leave. The women noted that most tables were empty of customers. As Sarah Farsakh commented: “I am completely appalled by the racist an Islamophobic treatment.”