Behind me, with head scarf: an encounter on the way from the University home a right orientated man and his opinion about the Muslim head covering. Only he thinks so, or is there possibly in intellectual circles prejudices? A personal encounter. It is late. I sat just several hours in the Faculty library and working on the finishing touches of my housework. Tomorrow is already providing and I go through across some details in my head during my journey through Neukolln in the bus. I’m sitting back to back with a man who seems to be accompanied by his two daughters and his wife.
Suddenly, I’m with the idea at a terms and conditions control, the man behind me farting so loud that several people turn around after him. The stench of its gas spread uncomfortably in the bus. I think not much. Of course I find it, as also, very uncomfortable, but this is somewhere the other passengers also human, I think me and let me turn to mind again my content control as the daughter of the said man protested loudly against the father: Iieh, you slut, you’re perverse. What the hell was that? ‘. ” Laughter of the girls behind me. You are probably not very serious about with their protest. But then, I’m shocked.
Blushes slightly just due to the concentration and employment with my housework, all the paint off your face gives way to me in the next moment. Why I? “, asked the man sitting with his back to me, not I, who with head scarf, behind me!” he added unashamedly. I am shocked. What should I do? I even respond to react in any way? I’m especially angry, perplexed and tired. Not again, I think me and am considering several bus stations, what I can do. Actually, I use the time to vent something off of me. In vain. “You should respond Yes: no, I could have done that better than you, but my upbringing allowed me something not.” “, my mother beats me in the evening. l. But such a thing would be in didn’t I my desperation in the dream. I react, I think to myself? Finally, the family behind me stands up and turns to the door directly in front of me. I watch the man with sparkling eyes, always still mad and trembling body. He doesn’t look back. Then me that the strong and tall man with a beer belly has boots on and a metal Imperial Eagle has attached to his jacket is striking. Well, I think apparently you went as a professing extremist-oriented people on the way. So someone is rather rare in new Cologne, I try to calm me down. And above all: well, that you would rather not have answered, does anyone know how this person would have reacted? New Cologne rather rare… “, it is me again through the head and almost at the same time, I see the face of my former high school principal before me.” “Baker, we need to talk head scarf over your shit”, she told me after a panel discussion organized by me. And was followed by many other faces… Baker Ulusoy