‘Hijabs and long beards are a middle finger to the West’ Says Muslim Psychiatrist

A Muslim-raised psychiatrist says hijabs and long beards are often an Islamic ‘middle finger’ to Western society.

Tanveer Ahmed, who has a practice in Sydney’s west, says disaffected youths from Muslim migrant families are turning to an extremist version of Islam to find a sense of identity.

‘Where they tend to find a sense of identity is in Islam but a particular brand of it, one which they show through outer markers like hijabs or beards,’ he said in a Rebel Media video.