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I agree, BUT beg to differ on details.

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Submitted by Guy DeWhitney Heretics Crusade (United States), Dec 27, 2009 at 13:58

"In about half the pictures above, the women are not in a mosque or other religious place. In their cases, the comparison is irrelevant."

How so? It is certainly relevent to the half that ARE in mosques. I certainly agree with you that the OTHER situations are appaling. But it is not for anyone to tell a person of another religion what is or is not proper when entering their holy places now is it?

"When they are in a mosque, I reject the comparison of a head covering and a skullcap. Wearing a skullcap is like taking one's shoes off on entering a mosque. But wearing a hijab, especially the full hijab such as Laura Bush wore, is like a non-Jewish male putting on the tallit (prayer shawl). It is not a small symbolic step of respect but rather taking on important aspects of the ritual of a religion not one's own."

If a girl entering YOUR shrines felt her mini skirt was modest enough to her, would you feel she had a right to tell you how you should feel about it?

That said, for a politician to adopt religious garb in secular life is a complete abrogation of self and one's culture.

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