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Posted by Poller4444 on 2004-07-19 20:24:40

I am not personally a muslim, but I just wanted to offer my somewhat uneducated opinion. I think that the Islamic tradition of veiling women is not evil, it just seems wrong to force somebody to do something they don't want to do. I guess I could compare it to wearing yarmulukes in Judaism--all males have to do it, but I think once you reach bar mitzvah age, you can decide whether or not to... I'm not sure on that, though. I do appreciate the Islamic values of modesty for women, but when taken to extreme cases, (i.e. the Taliban and their burqas) it become a human rights issue. (I know not all muslims are all that extreme, by the way, so please don't get on me for muslim-bashing)

Posted by SpOrTCuTAaY85 on 2005-02-22 23:16:56

in reply to what the person said be fore me---

ISLAM NEVER SAID THAT YOU HAD TO HAVE YOUR DAUGHTER OR WIFE VELIED AT A YOUNG AGE---PEOPLE MADE THE DECISION TO.