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As a Westerner I like the Hijab look

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Submitted by DT (United States), Jun 2, 2009 at 13:41

I must say that, as a Western Christian who believes in modesty, I am much more impressed by the way the Muslim ladies dress and conduct themselves than many Westerners.

I was recently in a teen shop in a popular mall and I complimented a young Muslim girl on her elegant and modest appearance. Surrounding her were westernized teens wearing all sorts of unflatteringly tight, low cut and revealing apparel.

Even an atheist co-worker of mine is concerned about the 'sexualization' of today's youth and the influence it may have on her young niece. I recently saw a documentary in which young, middle class teens commented that oral sex was nothing unusual and admitted to trading sex for money or favors.

As for the politician in question, wearing a scarf to a conservative Muslim country is a sign of respect for the culture. One cannot even enter St. Peter's Basilica without being appropriately attired (ie. no sleeveless tops, miniskirts or shorts) - but I see no one making a stink about the Vatican's dress requirements.

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