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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Cherie Blair: my doubts about the Muslim veil

Cherie Blair has questioned whether the full-face veil restricted Muslim women from being "people in their own right".

The wife of the former Prime Minister said full veils, such as the niqab or burqa, could prevent a woman from expressing her personality.

Mrs Blair told Radio Four's Today programme: "I think we can get very hung up about women's clothes. The question is whether we honour people's religious beliefs or not. I am happy to honour people's religious beliefs, provided they are freely undertaken.

"Women covering their heads, women dressing modestly, I have no problem with at all. I think, however, that if you get to a stage where a woman is not able to express her personality because you can't see her face, then you do start to have to ask whether this is something that is actually acknowledging the woman's right to be a person in her own right." [Link]

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Blogger Zara [At 4:58 PM]:

I dont understand why people have taken the right to actually think that they have the right to deside how a woman should dress? Women dressed with a burqa or niqab knows the konsekwenses that might follow after the choise they have taken with wearing the niqab for example. They know that in some opinions ppl will find it hard to form a personality analyse of the woman, however, showing ones face is not necessarily for the formation of ones identity!

So how about the fact to leave the muslim women trying to live under the faith that they see is right, wear whatever they want??

Why cant you just let them be? why do they have to undergo a serious amount of investigations, questioning and undergo many examinations before they are alode to do what the humanrights aloude them to do? just like everyone ells?

I am not talking abut this from my own experiance but any normal and rational person would realize that there is something wrong in the world when it comes to muslim people and especailly the way we look at women! (the way we look at muslim men is an other disscution and may even be wors)

Sincearly

Sara

 
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