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Re: is it safe to visit san francisco for muslim women ?

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Re: is it safe to visit san francisco for muslim women ?

This question has been asked here around three years ago, I read the answers and I got that there is no problem...

I'm re-asking the question for two reasons

1- We are in 2018 and I don't know if things have changed

2- I'm wearing niqab -face cover- not only hijab.

note: my plan is to come for work (a software intern)

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1. Re: Re: is it safe to visit san francisco for muslim women ?

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2. Re: Re: is it safe to visit san francisco for muslim women ?

I wouldn't worry. There are a lot of muslims in the SF Bay Area, and people in general are very accepting of people of different religions, etc.

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3. Re: Re: is it safe to visit san francisco for muslim women ?

Should not be an issue in SF or the Bay Area at all

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4. Re: Re: is it safe to visit san francisco for muslim women ?

You’ll get looks but I wouldn’t worry.

The de Young museum will be doing a Special Exhibition soon on “Muslim Fashion.”

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5. Re: Re: is it safe to visit san francisco for muslim women ?

A Muslim woman in San Francisco does not face safety issues on those conditions. But do be aware that San Francisco is a very expensive city in which to find housing. My daughter-in-law was on a J-1 visa, under which she was paid but even then she found San Francisco housing challenges; not related to religion or gender. Don't know your situation.

Please also appreciate that the Trump administration is moving ahead with sanctions on overstayers on F and M visas, and already Korean students, still the number three group and the first in per capita terms, are finding the U.S. as a whole increasingly unattractive as an overseas study venue. So you need to continually monitor your visa situation. I have ties with Koreans based on long time expatriate experience in Seoul, and these are recent developments also affecting those coming from Saudi Arabia. This is not singling out Koreans or Saudis, but part of a broader stricter approach.

Good luck with your internship.

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6. Re: Re: is it safe to visit san francisco for muslim women ?

Liars. Every visa or visa waiver visitor can have issues if they overstay. Not sure why only this Op needs that warning or what that has to do with being a visitor from Egypt asking about her face mask

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7. Re: Re: is it safe to visit san francisco for muslim women ?

There are large populations of Muslim in the Bay Area. While I would not say that there will not be potential problems, I would just agree that in general this area is very accepting diverse populations. But every so often there are individual acts against people who are "different".

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8. Re: Re: is it safe to visit san francisco for muslim women ?

I’ve seen plenty of these around the city: openculture.com/2017/01/download-print-free-…

In general most people will support you though the full face covering still catches us off guard. We’re just not that used to it - and culturally it can easily be mistaken as repression of women. It’d be easier to understand if Muslim men wore them also. But it’s your culture and you shouldn’t have to explain it.

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9. Re: Re: is it safe to visit san francisco for muslim women ?

I only notice women with full-face coverings two or three times a year downtown. Nobody ever seems to bother them. It does look unusual, at least to me, but being unusual is pretty much the norm around here, so it's rarely an issue.

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10. Re: Re: is it safe to visit san francisco for muslim women ?

san Francisco is vey safe in general for woman, I see a few muslium woman that live here mainly once a week,

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