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Muslim women uncover myths about the hijab
CNN ^ | 8/12/09 | John Blake

Posted on 08/12/2009 4:10:47 PM PDT by Nachum

She doesn't want your frosty public stares; the whispers behind her back; the lament that she's been degraded by her father.

What the Muslim high school senior wants you to understand is that she doesn't wear the hijab, the head scarf worn by Muslim women, because she is submissive.

"It represents beauty to me," says Abdelaziz, the 17-year-old daughter of two Egyptian parents living in Old Bridge, New Jersey.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: muslim; myths; uncover; women
"It represents beauty to me," says Abdelaziz, the 17-year-old daughter of two Egyptian parents living in Old Bridge, New Jersey.

Ah, and also- your parents would kill you.

1 posted on 08/12/2009 4:10:48 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
The older FR's will get this...

classygrayhairedbroad here....

Nag, nag, nag, nag, NAG!

2 posted on 08/12/2009 4:14:52 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (BG x 2 (and a heartbeat was heard today....))
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To: Nachum

Attempting to give a damn.
Fail.


3 posted on 08/12/2009 4:15:43 PM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine PFC- 1/16/09 - Parris Island - LC -6/4/09 - 29 Palms - Camp Pendleton 6/18)
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To: Nachum

Trust me fellow women would be talking about why you wear that ricudlous headdress okay LOL!


4 posted on 08/12/2009 4:15:58 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: Nachum

Interesting that the NOW hasn’t made any headway into the Muslim female culture, pressing for women’s rights, etc. I guess they have been too busy taking Sarah Palin to task for choosing to be a working mom.


5 posted on 08/12/2009 4:16:30 PM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: Nachum

Just remember, no petting below the hijab.


6 posted on 08/12/2009 4:21:03 PM PDT by Bertha Fanation
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To: Nachum

And a fat man wearing spandex could try to explain away his appearance in a similar manner, wouldn’t keep people from laughing at him either. ;-)


7 posted on 08/12/2009 4:21:06 PM PDT by doc1019 (Obama? Not so much.)
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To: don-o

Don’t worry. If they grade on a curve, my fail will boost your grade exponentially.


8 posted on 08/12/2009 4:22:29 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Damn the trolls (even those within our ranks). Full speed ahead. ~ √ě)
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To: Sir Clancelot
I guess they have been too busy taking Sarah Palin to task for choosing to be a working mom. the mother of handicapped child.

Fixed.

9 posted on 08/12/2009 4:23:26 PM PDT by workerbee (If you vote for Democrats, you are engaging in UnAmerican Activity.)
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To: Nachum

She can wear what she wants as long as her RELIGION doesn’t behead someone for not wearing it.


10 posted on 08/12/2009 4:25:07 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Hows My Posting? Please Contact flag@whitehouse.gov)
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To: Brad's Gramma; Eaker

Bet she wears a thong...Eaker go give yer a drop check for us !!


11 posted on 08/12/2009 4:26:49 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Nachum

And if I don’t say that they’ll kick the crap outta me...


12 posted on 08/12/2009 4:27:38 PM PDT by steveo (Two Thousand Ten - Never Again)
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To: Nachum

She is free not to wear the hijab today and, then, free to get her head chopped off tomorrow (I think that is a paraphrase of Lenin).


13 posted on 08/12/2009 4:30:15 PM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Now that, as they say, is a blast from the past.


14 posted on 08/12/2009 4:32:24 PM PDT by ken in texas
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To: Nachum

Why don’t Muslim men wear the hijab? Furthermore, why don’t Muslim men kill each other for sex crimes against women? If the family is dishonored when their family member is assaulted, why don’t they personally bear the responsibility for failing to protect their child or wife from the crime?


15 posted on 08/12/2009 4:33:04 PM PDT by TNdandelion (I'd rather have FedEx run my healthcare than USPS.)
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To: Nachum
and also- your parents would kill you.

That would not be beautiful.

16 posted on 08/12/2009 4:40:29 PM PDT by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: Nachum
She's fortunate that in her case the hijab frames a pretty face.


17 posted on 08/12/2009 4:41:17 PM PDT by Mila
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To: Squantos

Arghhhhhh!!!!!!!


18 posted on 08/12/2009 4:42:02 PM PDT by Eaker (The Two Loudest Sounds in the World.....Bang When it should have been Click and the Reverse.)
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To: Nachum
I don't see very many women in this head cover who look self-confident and upbeat. They seem to feel quite oppressed if their depressed facial expressions are any indicator. I don't believe the hijab is voluntary, therefore I pity the women encased in them.
19 posted on 08/12/2009 4:50:07 PM PDT by Havisham
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To: Mila

I wonder what would happen to her if she declared that she wanted to date one of the local boys, maybe a Jew or a Christian...or maybe a Rastafarian ?


20 posted on 08/12/2009 4:52:02 PM PDT by PLMerite (Speak Truth to Stupid.)
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To: Nachum

Funny how France is more clever than we are on this issue...


21 posted on 08/12/2009 4:54:09 PM PDT by Twofortea (Yes, I often differ from "accepted" Conservative views. So sue me.)
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To: Nachum

She has no choice. In a Muzzie country she would have no choice as an adult. That is what is so offensive about Obambi’s Cairo speech and his “women who chose” comment. Obambi is on the side of oppression. Obambi is a defender of oppression.


22 posted on 08/12/2009 4:54:19 PM PDT by Monterrosa-24 ( ...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Eaker

I’ll take that to mean she was goin commando !

Sorry to put ya through that buddy.....:o)


23 posted on 08/12/2009 4:56:48 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Nachum

would it be too over the top to call this girl an Uncle Tom?


24 posted on 08/12/2009 4:57:01 PM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: Eaker

I’ll take that to mean she was goin commando !

Sorry to put ya through that buddy.....:o)


25 posted on 08/12/2009 4:57:06 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: PLMerite
"I wonder what would happen to her if she declared that she wanted to date one of the local boys, maybe a Jew or a Christian...or maybe a Rastafarian ?"

Judging from past stories of such "rebellious" behavior by daughters of Islam, I fear the outcome would be something civilized people would not enjoy contemplating.

26 posted on 08/12/2009 5:00:34 PM PDT by Mila
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To: Mila
Reminds me of a nun's habit, and she doesn't have to waste time fixing her hair...now that is somewhat liberating..When I was a teen, we all wore babushka’s....Needed a head covering to enter a Catholic church...I saw women pinning a tissue on their heads for a quick prayer in church...Life sure gets interesting...
27 posted on 08/12/2009 5:03:03 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Nachum
"[The hijab] represents beauty to me," says Abdelaziz, the 17-year-old daughter of two Egyptian parents living in Old Bridge, New Jersey.

Yeah, I've known a few 17 year old girls like that -- only they required paper bags to attain "beauty"... ;-)

28 posted on 08/12/2009 8:23:44 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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To: goat granny
"Reminds me of a nun's habit,..."

Great minds surely do think alike! I mentioned that very thing to my husband tonight. We are both products of Catholic school and so are familiar with various habits that the sisters wear/wore. You know depending on the style, those habits could be rather flattering to even those who might, in the lay world, be considered homely. Since you mention head coverings, I bet that you remember the lace chapel caps that were rather common before the covering of the head rule was done away with. I think that they were most popular in the 60s. Ah, memories. :)


29 posted on 08/13/2009 2:02:41 AM PDT by Mila
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To: Mila
When I was a Catholic, I never went into a church without a head covering, but the tackiest one I ever saw was the kleenex held on with a bobby pin...seems silly now a days to do something like that........

some of those nun habits were also quite strange...:O)

30 posted on 08/13/2009 2:14:26 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: Mila

Mila, that is the hottest nun I’ve ever seen. I may have to convert.....


31 posted on 08/13/2009 8:41:19 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns
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To: I Buried My Guns
"Mila, that is the hottest nun I’ve ever seen. I may have to convert....."

Well we would love to have you, but in the interest of full disclosure I can't say for sure if she is a real nun. I have seen some very pretty ones in my time and the habit looks real enough , but the eyebrows and eyes look a little too "done". Who knows though, maybe she belongs to a very progressive order. :)

32 posted on 08/13/2009 9:05:15 AM PDT by Mila
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