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Head cover in islam

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Submitted by SULTAN (Turkey), Oct 26, 2005 at 16:15

Dear Amar,

İt is interesting for me to read the typical conservative American and Bush way looking to İslam and to our society.so ı try to make some comments about islam and my country.I think americans are not fully aware what they are taking the world into.They created a new monster 'İslam'.and personally my monster is Mr.Bush.He scares me very much.Actually he is a much bigger threat to the world than evil Saddam.

However though it has nothing to do with Mr Bushs actions against islam,islam in itself has a problem of staying static.Look at the muslim countries including my country.do you think any of them achieved a civilised level.No!So there is a problem.

My mother always has head covers outside,but not my wife.She also swims,I and she sometimes drink alcohol,we never eat pork,we fast every year. I go to every friday praying. Other times ı dont go to mosque. I dont think that head cover is needed in İslam. Woman must be free using head cover or not. And it is a shame to not be able to go to a university with turban. But all the things about head covers,prayings,alcohol etc are just details to show us to reach the correct road to be a good person which is very difficult. we have to reinterpret islam in this way. İn new islam moral values must be much much more emphasized. I want my country to work very very hard and catch the civilization without loosing our national identity which definitly includes islam. But not saudi or iran islam.

My English is not so well. I used the words in the wrong place.I meant in Turkey we are more tolarant to the others who dont believe like us.İn no other muslim country you can see one man drinkig alcohol and eating lunch with his friend who fasts in front of him during the ramadan. This is what I meant, not the states control of religion by military force. when we learn to live without military control on islam then we can talk about Turkey's catching up to the ones in front.
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