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Submitted by Valerie Kohos (Canada), Mar 23, 2008 at 11:59

1. If we don't know the time and place (i.e., context) of the photo of Princess Diana, then perhaps it shouldn't be included.

2. It is appropriate for a woman to cover her hair in any place of worship, so the photo of Ms. Rice may not belong here.

3. Chelsea Clinton didn't wear a hijab in Eritrea, but she did have her hair covered, so maybe this photo doesn't belong.

4. All other photos were of high-profile, non-Muslim women visiting Muslim countries. If they felt compelled or were compelled to show some sign of respect because there was a fear of provoking outrage, then that's a problem. But if they sincerely wished to show respect to their Muslim hosts, then there is no issue. There is a time and place to make a statement. All of the men at my son's bris wore yarmulkes in the shul, even the gentiles. I accepted it as the sincere gesture of respect that it was. I'm generally a supporter of your views, but what are you saying with these pictures?

Regards, Valerie

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