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Muslim woman do not have a choice--they are forced/brainwashed/bullied to wear a burqa

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Submitted by Harry (United States), Sep 5, 2009 at 02:45

Wearing a Burqa is not a matter of simple choice for muslim woman.
Contrary to what some woman who come on TV and say it is their choice, vast number of muslim woman do not have that choice.

They are bullied or forced to wear it.

If they do not wear it, they are even called whores, ...

In the lawless times of arab tribal culture, the law of jungle applied.

Might is right.

So if some ruler/tribal head saw a beautiful woman or a girl (or any woman for that matter), they just used to "request" the father to send the girl his way.

If they did not, the family could have been killed and the girl captured.

To avoid this, they were shrouded in Burqa.

But the society moved so far away from it, and now there is no need to wear it.
But arabs/islam is stuck in that mentality, just like they do so many inhuman things.

Like religious apartheid (in Mecca, Medina)
Dhimmitude for other religions
Jizya
Apostasy
2 woman=1man (for witnesses)
Blasphemy
...

..
So it has to be seen in the total context of creeping Sharia and it is not just solely a freedom of what to wear.

It is hard for the west to take a stand as some people in the west see it as a fundamentally "denying" freeedom of what to wear.

But the muslim/islam culture is already making that choice to deny a woman whatever she wants to wear.
They are already forcing her to wear a burqa.

If muslims accept that the choice of clothes as a private and individual decision then there is no issue.
But it is not a private individual choice for Islam. Their Mollah already interpreted the Koran and are going to push for this.

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