Yes, the women had to cover their heads
Hey, JW women are required to cover their heads at certain times, too. Usually with paper napkins or paper towels....
I have had bad experiences with men of middle-eastern descent. I have had excellent experiences also. I have had worst experiences growing up white in a dominent black community and gradeschool during the late 60's; I was beat up on a regular basis, and my parents would do nothing about it. I understand more where the black kids were coming from than my parents lack of caregiving and protection. The only admonition I recieved was to "turn the other cheek". But it wasn't about religion. It was about 150 years of repressed and passed on anger.
People are people are people, no matter what their religion or culture. If we learn to explore the differences with an open mind, instead of either closing our minds to it, or thinking it un-Politically Correct, we might just find we enjoy and even celebrate the differences.
One of my favorite questions to ask is "where is your accent from?" And I've had responses that are from all over the world! People are pleased to be recognized as a little different and a little unique.
I have gone to the toilet where I have had to put my toilet paper in a wastebasket (to be burned at a later time), and use the barrel of bleach-water to hand bucket flush the toilet. This is coastal villages in mexico. My favorite village just got power and phone 2 years ago. 20 years ago it was a cocaine running port. In another favorite village, the city water pump stopped working. It wasn't the city fathers who sit on city counsel that got it working, it was the city mothers! It's not necessarily poverty. It's just how things are done. When you get down to the basics of life it seems that life is much easier and friendlier.
Peace begins with me