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Michelle Obama Dons Headscarf (At a Mosque in Indonesia)
The Manila Bulletin ^ | November 10, 2010

Posted on 11/11/2010 9:54:33 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

JAKARTA — US first lady Michelle Obama donned a headscarf on a visit to mosque in Indonesia on Wednesday, not a requirement for a non-Muslim but a sign of the Obamas' efforts to show respect for the Islamic world.

Wearing a beige headscarf adorned with gold beads and a flowing chartreuse trouser suit, the first lady toured Jakarta's Istiqlal Mosque, Southeast Asia's largest, while on a short state visit to the world's most populous Muslim country.

US President Barack Obama had been expected to visit another major religious site during his Asian tour, the Sikh Golden Temple in India, but media reports said the visit was canceled after aides balked at the idea of the president wearing a scarf or skullcap required at the site.

Barack Obama is a Christian but faces persistent sniping among some members of the US public that he is a Muslim and, the reports said, aides feared pictures of him wearing such headgear could fuel such rumors


TOPICS: Current Events; Islam; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: indonesia; islam; michelleobama; muslim; obama
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But it is a requirement for a Muslim woman? Well, there you go!
1 posted on 11/11/2010 9:54:35 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As soon as I saw this article, a fleeting thought: maybe she should actually be wearing a paper bag over her head. Then I thought, man, that’s rude. So I’m just going to let that thought pass right by.


2 posted on 11/11/2010 9:57:58 PM PST by redpoll
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My thoughts too.


3 posted on 11/11/2010 9:59:51 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

4 posted on 11/11/2010 10:00:16 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: redpoll

She’s a two-bagger with a burlap spare and an emergency Hefty bag.


5 posted on 11/11/2010 10:00:25 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Michelle Obama is one of the few people in public life who would, publicity wise, benefit from wearing a Burqa! IMHO


6 posted on 11/11/2010 10:03:13 PM PST by J Edgar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

7 posted on 11/11/2010 10:04:12 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
WHO, in heaven's name' wears chartreuse as if it was in any way a real color?
8 posted on 11/11/2010 10:04:12 PM PST by MestaMachine (Farrago fatigans! - Thuffering thuccotash!)
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To: J Edgar

If only they made one that large...


9 posted on 11/11/2010 10:04:26 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
WHO, in heaven's name wears chartreuse as if it was in any way a real color?
10 posted on 11/11/2010 10:04:28 PM PST by MestaMachine (Farrago fatigans! - Thuffering thuccotash!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
yep they show all sorts of respect for the Moslem's world but thumb the nose at Christians..make a stop in a church only when a moslem speaker is there..kind of makes one wonder...
11 posted on 11/11/2010 10:05:16 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: redpoll

When we went to a mosque in Egypt on a tour, the women were required to wear a scarf or hat. I think this is status quo for all tours. Tour groups always ensure that women are covered. It is the same with men in Catholic Churches to take off their hat.


12 posted on 11/11/2010 10:07:00 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

Any man should remove his hat indoors. That’s common courtesy.

This is something else with this Obama woman.


13 posted on 11/11/2010 10:10:20 PM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
You'll get over it, I'm sure...


14 posted on 11/11/2010 10:18:54 PM PST by stormer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wearing a beige headscarf adorned with gold beads and a flowing chartreuse trouser suit, the first lady toured Jakarta's Istiqlal Mosque...

Flowing.....so that's what it is. Lame attempt to make long and baggy sound elegant.

15 posted on 11/11/2010 10:19:26 PM PST by taraytarah
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To: JoeProBono
In general I find it distasteful to comment on a persons looks, they were born the way they were born but honestly I think she really tries to look idiotic. She really works at being ugly.
16 posted on 11/11/2010 10:22:03 PM PST by svcw (If you put a crouton on a your sundae instead of a cherry, it counts as a salad.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She looks like she's wearing her big brother's suit!!

This lady needs a traveling iron!!

17 posted on 11/11/2010 10:22:32 PM PST by LADY J (Change your thoughts and you change your world.. - Norman Vincent Peale)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She should have stayed in India. She’s a God there.


18 posted on 11/11/2010 10:25:36 PM PST by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: stormer

Using a RINO to justify a Democrat? I’ve already seen that movie.


19 posted on 11/11/2010 10:29:51 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: MestaMachine

Someone with zero taste and poor judgment in hiring stylists.

Though I think mooochelle could make it work in a burka style.


20 posted on 11/11/2010 10:32:33 PM PST by Danae (Anail nathrach, orth' bhais's bethad, do chel denmha)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Even San Fran Nan could carry off this treasonous act with more style.


21 posted on 11/11/2010 10:33:20 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It looks like that poor woman is wearing my uncle Bud’s leisure suit. That thing looks six sizes too big for her.


22 posted on 11/11/2010 10:34:53 PM PST by Don'tMessWithTexas
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To: cynwoody
Even San Fran Nan could carry off this treasonous act with more style.

People who toss the word "treason" around in such a way diminish the actual meaning of the word.
23 posted on 11/11/2010 10:38:58 PM PST by LanaTurnerOverdrive ("I've done a few things in my life I'm not proud of, and the things I am proud of are disgusting.")
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas

Mine was a brownish-tan with a patterned brown shirt and reddish-brown platform shoes.


24 posted on 11/11/2010 10:41:58 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: redpoll

That would be rude! Good call.


25 posted on 11/11/2010 10:42:29 PM PST by MonicaG (God bless our military! Praying and thanking God for you every day. Thank you!)
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To: taraytarah; xsmommy

It doesn’t even look like it is close to her size! The sleeves are too long, the pants are too long and way too big....This has to be the worst fitting thing she has ever worn


26 posted on 11/11/2010 10:43:35 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA ("The View" is the new Maury Povich inspired "Fight Club in Heels")
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To: LanaTurnerOverdrive
People who toss the word "treason" around in such a way diminish the actual meaning of the word.

The intentional diminishment of America is treasonous.

Grounds for impeachment in my book, Profiles in Courage be damned.

27 posted on 11/11/2010 10:52:04 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Isn't Michelle the most petite woman and best dressed, toned armed first lady we have ever had living in the White House..???

So tired of the MSM telling the world what an elegant lady and how well dressed...give me a break...enough of this already.

28 posted on 11/11/2010 10:54:24 PM PST by haircutter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Barry Hussein is a Christian the same way that I am a German Shepard.


29 posted on 11/11/2010 10:59:49 PM PST by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Having her hair uncovered was suggested it would have prevented any news clips of her time there from airing on Saudi or Iranian TV


30 posted on 11/11/2010 11:00:17 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"...not a requirement for a non-Muslim..."

Well, in all fairness, if any of the rest of us (as non-Muslims) were touring a mosque in that part of the world, the least of our concerns would be a head covering. I'd personally be more concerned about getting out alive.

31 posted on 11/11/2010 11:04:46 PM PST by alancarp (Please don't tell Obama what comes after "trillion")
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To: JoeProBono

Every first lady...INCLUDING LAURA BUSH...wore headscarves in Muslim countries. This is not new.


32 posted on 11/11/2010 11:05:06 PM PST by Hildy
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To: LanaTurnerOverdrive
Oops. The pic didn't post. Here's another version:

The point is, Obama, Michelle, and Pelosi all agree that the United States of America needs to be cut down to size, a position that constitutes impeachable treason!

Now, your version of treason, if you please!

33 posted on 11/11/2010 11:07:56 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: fight_truth_decay

So now everything we do must conform to the Muslim street and it’s feelings? Then the 9/11 terrorists won, IMO.


34 posted on 11/11/2010 11:08:49 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I considered the Klintoons trailer trash but I (should have realized) could not stoop SOOOO low as to imagine to have ghetto trash in the White House.
35 posted on 11/11/2010 11:17:24 PM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: Hildy

Yep. Sad you even had to point that out. And to get really picky... MUST we lower ourselves to daily discussions on MO’s looks and figure?

Discuss her “style” but the remarks about her body and ape pics that go along with it are reprehensible. I spent years smackin’ down my daughter and her friends for the same behavior in Jr High.

Embarrassing to read that sort of thing on a CONSERVATIVE website.


36 posted on 11/11/2010 11:21:59 PM PST by bonfire (ou)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Michelle had been a guest at a Jewish Temple, wouldn’t the occasion have required her to likewise cover her head with a hat or scarf?

Courtesy and protocol are what they are. This is a pretty lame reach.


37 posted on 11/11/2010 11:25:03 PM PST by tlb
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Christian, my foot. The man doesn’t even pretend to act like one.


38 posted on 11/11/2010 11:28:09 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: tlb

I agree, as a Catholic, I was always gratified to see pictures of Laura Bush at the Vatican, wearing an altar veil. I thought it showed respect. This is a non-issue.


39 posted on 11/11/2010 11:33:45 PM PST by Explorer89 (Could you direct me to the Coachella Valley, and the carrot festival, therein?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sickening pair aren’t they?


40 posted on 11/11/2010 11:36:20 PM PST by Bullish (Been to all 57 States.... Or is it 58?)
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She’s a two-bagger with a burlap spare and an emergency Hefty bag.

You're wrong.... she's completely un-doable. There isn't enough booze and drugs on the planet let alone bags and sacks.

41 posted on 11/11/2010 11:40:55 PM PST by Bullish (Been to all 57 States.... Or is it 58?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wish she would cover her entire ass face all the time.


42 posted on 11/11/2010 11:44:57 PM PST by chris37
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To: redpoll

Hiding her Spoolies.


43 posted on 11/11/2010 11:45:58 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Americanism vs Communism)
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To: bonfire

Truth is truth, and I am going to speak it boldly.

Michelle Obama is utterly disgusting to look at.

Both inside and out. I have literally never laid my eyes upon an uglier female in my entire life.

Not even Chaz Bono.

I can only assume that those people constanly reporting on how beautiful and stylish she is must consume healthy doses of potent LSD on a daily basis.

Hope I’ve made myself clear.


44 posted on 11/11/2010 11:50:04 PM PST by chris37
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To: Explorer89

Yeah and we would be gratified to see the Obama’s having anything to do with a religion other than Muslim! Has there even been one photo op of them in a Christian church of any kind? Have they been to the Vatican?


45 posted on 11/11/2010 11:50:11 PM PST by kelly4c
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To: Explorer89
Yes, it is a non issue. It's a matter of custom and respect.

But I must add that this happened in Indonesia and not in any of the Middle Eastern countries, where she probably wouldn't have been allowed to enter the mosque with the men.
46 posted on 11/11/2010 11:59:12 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: chris37

She’s ugly to us because of who she is on the inside. The threads about how she LOOKS like an ape ad nauseum are uncalled for, IMO.

We become like “them” when we post about someone’s body.

Now her sense of style is fair game! accckkkkk.


47 posted on 11/12/2010 12:10:25 AM PST by bonfire (ou)
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To: haircutter
So tired of the MSM telling the world what an elegant lady and how well dressed...give me a break...enough of this already.

Right and if she was they wouldn't have to keep on and on trying to convince and brainwash us about it. It's waaay overdone.

48 posted on 11/12/2010 1:28:07 AM PST by Bellflower (All meaning is in The LORD.)
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To: chris37
With rare exceptions, she appears at her very worst. SOMETIMES, she does listen to good advice. All the other times, not so much.

And if you read/hear glowing reports of her good taste/attractiveness, remember that the MEDIA is on the obama payroll and that's what they're paid to do. Or the positive comment is coming from a socialist/marxist/communist/revolutionary/muslim. Or both.

49 posted on 11/12/2010 1:55:06 AM PST by itssme
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To: taraytarah

Gawd.....what a beast!!


50 posted on 11/12/2010 1:57:35 AM PST by StayoutdaBushesWay (Why Johnny Ringo, you look like someone just walked over your grave!)
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