lazycat12345 7 Aug 2013 #1Hi,Im a half Polish and half Arab girl, and also a Muslim, I've lived in poland until the age of ten with my family, until we moved to the UK. When my family was in Poland we weren't really practising Islam since there weren't many resources and not many Muslims lived in Poland, this may be why we never faced Islamophobic comments etc, but soon I learned that the avarage Polish person wasn't very font or tolerant of the Muslim faith. At the time I have also become more interested in my religion and felt like it made alot of sense, so as I learned more about it i fell more in love with it. Some of you may find this confusing because of the stereotypes associated with Islam, such as terrorism or oppression of women, portrayed in modern media, but i know from that most of this information is untrue and manipulated. Now that i am practising Islam more, I wear the Islamic head wear that only covers the hair called the Hijab, I chose to wear it because I feel like it frees me from the expectations of modern society, such as the need for women to be beautiful, or the modern fashion, mostly created to please men (eg, revealing clothes etc). Also I feel like wearing Hijab helps me to be known for my intellectual abilites or my 'beauty-from-the-inside' instead of being known, or paid attention to because of my beauty. Anyway, in a few days im planning to go back to Poland for a short holiday to see my family and friends , but i am worried about the response of people when I am there, wearing my hijab, or modest clothing, because i dont think that anyone else wears it, and people may not be used to it. Do you think people may have negative responses to me when im there? Could Polish people who live in Poland, have an open mind to Islam, or Hijab if i explain the logic behind it?