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How People in Muslim Countries Prefer Women to Dress in Public
Pew Research ^ | JANUARY 8, 2014 | JACOB POUSHTER

Posted on 01/11/2014 2:57:40 PM PST by nickcarraway

An important issue in the Muslim world is how women should dress in public. A recent survey from the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research conducted in seven Muslim-majority countries (Tunisia, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey), finds that most people prefer that a woman completely cover her hair, but not necessarily her face. Only in Turkey and Lebanon do more than one-in-four think it is appropriate for a woman to not cover her head at all in public.

The survey treated the question of women’s dress as a visual preference. Each respondent was given a card depicting six styles of women’s headdress and asked to choose the woman most appropriately outfitted for a public place. Although no labels were included on the card, the styles ranged from a fully-hooded burqa (woman #1) and niqab (#2) to the less conservative hijab (women #4 and #5). There was also the option of a woman wearing no head covering of any type.

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TOPICS: Hobbies; Local News
KEYWORDS: burqa; islam; mohammedanism

1 posted on 01/11/2014 2:57:40 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

No Miley Cyrus pic?


2 posted on 01/11/2014 3:01:01 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: nickcarraway
This seems to work OK for nurses in the UK.....


3 posted on 01/11/2014 3:03:22 PM PST by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: Tax-chick

Ping


4 posted on 01/11/2014 3:05:47 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Eventually, all Americans will be required to travel on airplanes in the nude because of Arab bombs. Only Arabs will be covered head to foot.


5 posted on 01/11/2014 3:06:07 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: spokeshave

Islam: The REAL war on women.


6 posted on 01/11/2014 3:07:04 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Lazamataz

Ping.


7 posted on 01/11/2014 3:07:19 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: ransomnote

Those naughty Saudis want to see eyes.

The pervs.


8 posted on 01/11/2014 3:07:43 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Gen.Blather

The shoe bomber and others were Muslim, but not Arab.


9 posted on 01/11/2014 3:08:18 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Anyone else surprised that Lebanon is less strict than Turkey.


10 posted on 01/11/2014 3:08:22 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: nickcarraway

11 posted on 01/11/2014 3:08:59 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: All

i’m still trying to figure out what business is it of the u of Michigan why or how people dress in another country.


12 posted on 01/11/2014 3:11:15 PM PST by willywill
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To: nickcarraway

The look lady #5 is rocking is very attractive.


13 posted on 01/11/2014 3:11:45 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: nickcarraway

Afghanistan is 99.8% muslim but it didn’t make the list? And they thought the Afghan chadiri was chic.


14 posted on 01/11/2014 3:12:05 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: spokeshave
Surprise!
15 posted on 01/11/2014 3:12:11 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: spokeshave
the reason they hide behind a veil.


16 posted on 01/11/2014 3:12:15 PM PST by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: Viennacon

I’m not. After WWII, Lebanon actually entered the civilized world — briefly.


17 posted on 01/11/2014 3:13:18 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Yeah, but with Hezbollah running around, you’d think they’d have become more fundamentalist. Then again, Sunnis are different to Shiites.


18 posted on 01/11/2014 3:14:33 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: spokeshave

That’s a Nurse? There goes my blood pressure!


19 posted on 01/11/2014 3:18:51 PM PST by lee martell
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To: GeronL; KC_Lion; SkyDancer

Ping


20 posted on 01/11/2014 3:19:38 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Alopecia is such a pretty name for a girl.


21 posted on 01/11/2014 3:20:42 PM PST by lee martell
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To: lee martell

Creepy, right?


22 posted on 01/11/2014 3:21:06 PM PST by Antihero101607
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To: Army Air Corps; KC_Lion

I think most of us in this country simply wish women would dress in public, period.


23 posted on 01/11/2014 3:22:09 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

You mean something other than tank tops, low-rise jeans, and a thong for Church?


24 posted on 01/11/2014 3:26:59 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: GeronL

They should dress with at LEAST a .38/9mm or a .45.
So they can shoot critics.


25 posted on 01/11/2014 3:27:20 PM PST by Flintlock ( islam is a LIE, mohammed was a CRIMINAL, shira is POISON.)
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To: Flintlock

They want them covered because the men can’t handle the competition.


26 posted on 01/11/2014 3:44:00 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Army Air Corps; GeronL
Hmmm....

or


27 posted on 01/11/2014 3:54:54 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Army Air Corps

definitely!


28 posted on 01/11/2014 3:59:10 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: KC_Lion

In public, the bottom. In my room....


29 posted on 01/11/2014 3:59:44 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: nickcarraway
Totals do not add to exactly 100% because the results for a seventh category, TOGTFO, were omitted.
30 posted on 01/11/2014 4:00:16 PM PST by FredZarguna (Das is nicht richtig nur falsch. Das ist nicht einmal falsch.)
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To: KC_Lion

At least none of them are covered head-to-toe in a tent with wee viewport.


31 posted on 01/11/2014 4:17:10 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: nickcarraway

4 or 5 is what I see around here at Walmart or the library. In the winter many are heavily bundled up, but in the summer, Pakistani women look beautiful in their salwar-khameez and scarves like #5.

Between my clothes and my pack of sons, they often give me the eye to see if I’m Islamic, but I usually have a cross on. My scarf is to keep warm!

In Oklahoma, I’d see women like #2 whose husbands from Arabia were studying petroleum engineering at OU.


32 posted on 01/11/2014 4:22:34 PM PST by Tax-chick (Tell the mad chameleon he's not welcome anymore.)
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To: KC_Lion

Every woman - young or old, thin or fat, 9 months pregnant - looks good in those Korean dresses. We should all wear them ... just bring up the hems a few inches so they don’t trail in the mud.


33 posted on 01/11/2014 4:24:42 PM PST by Tax-chick (Tell the mad chameleon he's not welcome anymore.)
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To: nickcarraway

Is #3 the bomb magnet lady?


34 posted on 01/11/2014 4:31:05 PM PST by ResponseAbility (The truth of liberalism is the stupid can feel smart, the lazy entitled, and the immoral unashamed)
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To: Viennacon

No. There are many Christians in Lebanon.

Demographics

See also: Demographics of Lebanon
The number of Christians in Lebanon has been disputed for many years. There has been no official census in Lebanon since 1932. But official records confirm that in 1926 when the state of Lebanon was officially announced and recognised by the allies the Christians formed 84% of the population. Many argue over the percentage and population of Christians in Lebanon. One estimate of the Christian share of Lebanon’s population as of the late 2000s is 39%.[7] The country has the largest percentage of Christians of all the Middle Eastern nations.

Source: Wikipedia


35 posted on 01/11/2014 4:35:09 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: spokeshave

How can you even tell the gender of this apparation? Or the identity? For all you know, it’s a terrorist who borrowed one of these turquoise drop cloths to murder patients and staff.


36 posted on 01/11/2014 4:46:43 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: Tax-chick

Does it come with kim chi?


37 posted on 01/11/2014 4:47:39 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: trisham

That’s good news, but from the decreasing numbers, you can tell that Egypt is not the only area of the ME where Christians are being pushed out.


38 posted on 01/11/2014 4:47:53 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: nickcarraway

I like sauerkraut, but the kimchee I’ve had was just too powerful for me.


39 posted on 01/11/2014 4:50:29 PM PST by Tax-chick (Tell the mad chameleon he's not welcome anymore.)
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To: nickcarraway

Muslim men can’t deal with their urges, so take it out on women. They treat women worse than any other group on planet earth. “Honor” killings, genital mutilation, child marriages to old men. The women in the Muslim world need to stick together and put an end to this abuse.


40 posted on 01/11/2014 6:49:08 PM PST by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: EinNYC
How can you even tell the gender...?

These boys are dressed for business.

41 posted on 01/11/2014 6:57:26 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: piroque
"the reason they hide behind a veil."

The ones I see with just the head scarves...
Would be easier on the eyes with full face covering...
Fugly is the rule, not the exception...
42 posted on 01/11/2014 7:52:10 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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