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Submitted by Michaeel (United States), Feb 16, 2009 at 07:23

No disrespect. But would you rather wear a thong and arouse men, strangers and the like, while married or even if unmarried. Would you risk being raped or even unwanted stares? Is a woman wearing a headscarf and moderate decent dressing to be respected? Or is a woman that is nearly naked to be respected. You decide, and by the way, my intention is to enlighten you, not offend you. Also are there not millions of Muslims in the "Western" world? And if you went any further west would you not be in China.....and would that be still the west? Nothing you said made logic, but perhaps it is not your fault. It is your value system. Remember, if you have read, in the Bible as well, Jesus our messenger, may peace be upon him said that a woman rather shave her head then expose her head. Remember when Christians used to wear head scarfs, called dolies as it is spelled I believe? Respect for woman and not treating them as sex objects is the aim of Islam. Is a woman in a thong or bikini to be respected or looked upon for her flesh as an object? Is not a well covered woman in contrast to be respected, and safe from unwanted stares, abuse, and possible rape. How common is rape in your so called "western" culture. It is not common if at all in Islam.......a rapist would be an utter outcast and an embarassment to the Islamic society. You are welcome to respond, and I am only presenting you the truth.

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