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Hesham: Humanitarian Road

Reader comment on item: Will Europe Resist Islamization?
in response to reader comment: Reply to Viking Woman

Submitted by Viking Woman (Kuwait), May 5, 2008 at 10:04

"'Saddam was criminal and dictator, that is true, but America had blessed his war against Iran and even provided him with weapons, that is a true also. Furthermore, almost all the Arab leaders are dictators like Saddam, so why America is keeping them?"

Politics. You would have to question why people keep leaders such as Saddam. Many do to avoid the fundementalists from taking over.

"The only truth is that policy is always dirty, and seeks only for the interests away from any values or humanitarian matters. Don't you agree with me with that ?"

100%. I am first and foremost a humanitarian, which is why I don't complain about secularism in terms of laws.

Sultana Freeman is a convert to Islam who sued the state of Florida for not allowing her to wear her niqab for her driver license photo. Totally absurd, considering Kuwait would not allow this either, and when niqabi's are drving (and it is against the law) they must show their faces to the police officer who is male. Security reasons. Sultana and people like her, only serve to cause dissension in the U.S. for other Muslims who choose to follow the laws stated. She would get nowhere trying that in Kuwait.

I have no arguments on the topic of hijab, as it was in effect long before Islam. There are still many conservative Christian and Jewish women who cover their hair, for modesty, and a sign of submission to the their husbands, and a sign that she was a free woman with prestige attached to it.

Modesty was always considered worthy of respect until the past century, for men and women.


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