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Respect for other customs

Reader comment on item: Hijabs on Western Public Women

Submitted by stranchan (Ukraine), Jun 11, 2012 at 21:06

If foreigners are visiting a country or a holy place where customs of dress are different than their own, it is advisable for them to follow suit. I see no problem with western women wearing a veil out of respect or covering their arms and legs in a synagogue, or mosque, or temple. But that goes both ways. When people are visiting or living in a western society and the custom is to keep the face showing, this should be respected as well. The majority and the government have the say, not the minority.

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You'll trade Western women in hjabs in majority-Muslim countries in return for no hijabs in the West? Interesting concept.

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