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Reader comment on item: Hijabs on Western Public Women

Submitted by Vijay (Switzerland), Mar 23, 2008 at 06:08

It depends who visits which place. If a western woman politician visits a mosque and if the mosque rules require a woman to cover their head, that is one thing.

Outside the mosque, escpecially in state banquets and diplomatic occasions, a foreign politician should not be required to cover head or confirm to the host's culture. If a Princess Diana wants to visit a mosque on her own initiative, then there is nothing wrong if she covers her head, if the mosque rules demand it. But if a woman minister visits, she can flat out reject host's regulations

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