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Sunday, November 19, 2006

I have a question.....

My question pertains to democratic governments proposing bans on Muslim women wearing veils, head scarves, or burqas.

If these governments do enact the proposed bans, then will they also ban Roman Catholic priests and nuns from wearing their collars and habits? What about Buddhist monks or any other person wearing distinctive religious clothing?


Anonymous said...

Democratic countries who ban Islamic traditions not only crating division between slam and west, it will also crate more hate towards their countries. Soon we will see backlashes in the Islamic countries to retaliate none-Islamic woman to walk their cities without wearing Islamic dress and covering whole their bodies. Don’t you think we are heading that direction?

Diana said...

Yes, I agree with you. Bans will only inflame hatred and intolerance. There's already too much of that in this world.

I don't think Muslim women should be forced to wear burqas, but if she CHOOSES to do so, then she should be allowed to wear one.

There are many Muslims living in Singapore. I've been here for about two years, and can say that I've only seen about 3 women wearing burqas.

So, for a democratic nation such as the Netherlands to ban them outright is foolish. I visited there earlier this year and never saw veils or burqas, only traditional headscarves.