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Holland To Vote on Burqa Ban

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Posted on Jan 17, 2006
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BBC: The Dutch government will announce over the next few weeks whether it will make it a crime to wear traditional Islamic dress which covers the face apart from the eyes.

The Dutch parliament has already voted in favour of a proposal to ban the burqa outside the home, and some in the government have thrown their weight behind it. | story


Guardian: A curious religious debate is raging in Egypt. The question is: should you keep your clothes on when having sex?

It began when Dr Rashad Khalil, an expert on Islamic law from al-Azhar university in Cairo warned that being completely naked during intercourse invalidates a marriage. His ruling was promptly dismissed by other scholars, including one who argued that “anything that can bring spouses closer to each other” should be permitted. | story

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By Miki, January 29, 2006 at 3:13 pm Link to this comment
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When occidental women visiting Muslim countries will be allowed to show their hairs and legs, then the Muslims will be right to talk about freedom to use their traditional clothes in European countries. But as long as laws force occidental women to adopt muslim clothes when visiting their countries, the reciprocity is perfectly adapted. In other words : you want your freedom to use your clothes when visiting our countries, give us the same rights when we visit yours.There cannot be double standard.

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By hubert roete, January 22, 2006 at 1:24 pm Link to this comment
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In Belgium it is against the law to come in public wearing a mask. That law was enacted long before there were Muslims in the country, so the mayor from Maaseik is just enforcing the law.I enjoy the BBC on channel 13 in Eureka, Calif. You give us news that we seldom hear about here.
            Sincerely,
            Hubert Roete
            Fortuna, CA.
            U.S.A.

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