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Clothes protecting women? Oh come on....

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in response to reader comment: THEY SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO WEAR JIBABS IF THEY FEEL THE NEED 2

Submitted by Darkgold (United Kingdom), Aug 13, 2007 at 19:44

I'm sorry but I have to disagree that clothes fully protect women from abuse. Wearing loose clothing protects a women from crticism yes, but not rape and molestation for God's sake. What do you think a Jilbab/Hijab, Niqab is going to do? Don on some boxing gloves and twack all the pervs sneaking behind the wearer?

If you go to Musim countries you will see that even though the Muslim sisters do wear Hijab, they are still susceptible to rape and sexual harrassment. One famous case was in Malaysia where a girl on her way to work wearing something identical to the jilbab and a very large headscarf complete with woolen cap underneath, was raped and murdered, her naked body thrown into a drain.

and how do you explain all tose good Muslim girls being killed out of honour by falling pregnant or 'practising lustful sins' with their boyfriends? The hijab/jilbab/niqab certainly didn't prevent those. Besides, western men are used to seeing women wear less, so much that it sometimes becomes jaded. The prolem does not lie with women. It lies wth men who are encouraged to rape and harrass which is done through acceptance of such statements such as "what do you expect, he is a man, he needs to ...

No brothers, Hijab/jilbab, coverings do not protect women from rape. They protect women from scrutinisation and thats from both sexes. They are also a way of convenience for women so that they can give up their vanity and save their efforts for those who really appriciate it. And that is you, who will accept a Muslim sister for who she is, not what she wears, covered or not.

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The West's denial of the superioirity of Islamic core values [64 words]Ahmad LawalJun 11, 2008 13:55131787
Islam only asks for freedom... [124 words]Muslimah--Jan 15, 2007 13:2672966
1Reply to Muslimah - "Islam only asks for freedom" [135 words]Rochelle MichaelsFeb 21, 2008 13:4672966
Reply to Islam only asks for freedom [223 words]IfrahimJan 1, 2009 15:0072966
THEY SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO WEAR JIBABS IF THEY FEEL THE NEED 2 [104 words]SULYOct 9, 2006 15:4059403
1Clothes protecting women? Oh come on.... [280 words]DarkgoldAug 13, 2007 19:4459403
Jilbab rocks my world! [342 words]Stacey ZegersApr 6, 2006 18:1942578
1Luton?- more like Karachi [147 words]Mike RandallApr 3, 2006 16:2942250
I agree [24 words]Roy WalshJun 12, 2009 07:5142250
1Islamo 'fashionism' - Jilbab as Jihad [53 words]Ben van de PolderMar 9, 2006 00:5539473
1jilbab [96 words]MaryMar 28, 2006 10:5339473
twisted double standards. [35 words]saqApr 1, 2006 16:2339473
Pressure?! [155 words]SumeyyaApr 2, 2006 05:1739473
Extend your mercy [487 words]azizeh binti ibrahimDec 16, 2005 05:1930058
مهم جدا [57 words]علي ابن عبد اللDec 8, 2005 17:1329671

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