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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Aug 30, 2009 at 23:54

Dear Dr. Pipes:

Since 9/11, the need for muslims to assert themselves has become more than it was ever before. As a result, I am seeing more and more muslim women in Hijab, Naqabs and Burqas. When I see a Muslim man comfortably dressed in western clothes but accompanied by women who are covered from top to bottom in uncomfortable dress, I feel angry. Even if I grant that these women are doing so with full free will, I still feel angry.

But don't be too surprised if somewhere deep inside the Islamic society some anger is building as well. Perhaps some young educated Muslim teenagers (both boys and girls) also feel as much anger as I do. Perhaps they also realize that even if it is the God's law, it causes a lot of discomfort to Muslim women. I have never peeked inside a Muslim home but do not these women discard these all encompassing dresses as soon as they enter their homes on a hot summer day. What a shame that they have to wear these clothes outside of their homes.

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