Now there's a loaded question.
Not "Why do some Muslim women cover their heads?" but "Why do Muslim women have to cover their heads?" This question and others are posted at a blog offered by Boston Now. Boston Now is a free Boston daily paper which also offers blogs for members.
Is this "blog" what Boston Now had in mind? I doubt it. Most of the blogs are commentaries on local events, sports and politics. This blog, however, is a front for fundamentalist dawah (proseletyzing) sites, Ask About Islam and Ask Muslims. One "author" of this fake blog is AElfwine Mischler, an American convert to Islam who was born in California, married an Egyptian and moved to Cairo. The dawah site is hosted at Islam Online, What's the Boston connection? There is none. According to Wikipedia:
"IslamOnline.net is owned by Sunni Muslim scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi and the Al-Balagh Charity Society in Doha, Qatar. IslamOnline.net has a small administrative office in Doha, while its content is managed from Cairo, Egypt, where more than 200 employees work full-time."
Right, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, there's a name we know. Other "blog entries" are lifted from Islam101.com. The relentless infiltration of Wahabi/Salafi Islamism into every aspect of our society's media should be making us a bit nervous. Who's really behind this supposedly local Boston blog?
What the heck is this Islamist dawah site doing on Boston Now, masquerading as a blog?
Here's an e-mail address if you want to report an abuse of the Boston Now community blogs: email@example.com.