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To: neverdem
Perhaps she truly believes that the sight of an inch of her uncovered flesh would so inflame the sexual appetites of any man that an illicit liaison with him would become inevitable; if so, this seems rather the negation of female modesty than its affirmation.

In Mohammed's day, only his own wives were required to wear niqab and that was after his death. This desire to wear niqab is in part, a desire to be "holier" than their sisters who only wear hijab.

11 posted on 11/07/2006 6:02:15 PM PST by Tamar1973 (I find your lack of faith disturbing--Darth Vader, Ep. IV)
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To: Tamar1973

I suspect it's more about control by their husbands than their own wish. In the Alhambra in Spain, there's a carved stone fountain that looks a bit like a birdbath - free-standing, shallow, dish-shaped. One of the Muslim rulers thought that his favorite wife was getting too friendly with one of the eunuchs who monitored his harem. He had the eunuch killed, and had the fountain filled with boiling lead and made his guards push her face into it.


12 posted on 11/07/2006 6:11:38 PM PST by livius
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