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It's only about respect.

Reader comment on item: The Veil Unveiled: The Hijab in Modern Culture
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Submitted by Michaeel (United States), Feb 16, 2009 at 07:13

It is mentioned a woman properly cover herself. How many woman dislike being stared at? Many. Would you not like to be respected. Would you rather have all kinds of men (or any, other than your husband) lust after you. What do you think is or could be in their minds sister? Do you think degradation is good. When a man enters a woman and it is not his wife , is she not being used. Do you think that is freedom. Would you like to arouse men, perverted men, or any man other than your husband? Do you think that is respectful to you? Well, proper covering of women would reduce many a rape, and many an unwanted stare, and certainly give more respect. Women are valued in Islam. And even in the Bible, Jesus said, a woman rather shave her head than expose her hair. As early as the 1930's or perhaps even a bit later, women in churches were also required to wear head scarfs and be properly dressed. Now sometimes, some women consider (and probably more men for sure), the church to be a place to gain a date. Is that what you want the Mosque to be. I have intentions of respecting you, and not offending you.

Perhaps you can gain insight from this. And you are welcome to email me if you have any comment. As you can see I am trying and hopefully being uncritical of you. I wish you peace, what else can I wish for for anyone, especially women that are treated as objects of sex in un-Islamic societies. Even some non Muslim women properly cover themselves. Will you then not understand?

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