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Why do muslim woman have to wear veils?

Is it like a symbol or something?

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The muslim idea is that they "tempt" men with their beauty & need to be covered. I say BS, that muslim MEN should be able to control themselves, whether a woman is veiled or not. Do you remember a few yrs back, a school for girls in one of those middle east countries caught on fire with students inside, & muslim MEN would NOT let them out of the school to escape the fire cos they weren't properly veiled-they even chased those girls who got out back INTO the fire! Every girl in that school burned to death......now THAT'S sick sick sick!

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if you dont know the answer dont answer!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

thanx that was the best answer !!!!!!!
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thats horrible that they would do that to muslim girls !!!!!why dont they start a rebelion or something?
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Yes ma'am, that was in Saudi Arabia. But hey, credit where credit is due, at least they HAVE school for girls! Yeah they're sick alright, better to burn to death than to be seen without their burkas. Unfreakinbelievable!
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The firemen were actually trying to save them but the "Vice and Morals Police" or whatever it's called wouldn't allow it. Yeah, but WE'RE the great satan?
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Good to see that there are those of us who see the TRUTH about that so-called "religion". One answer refers to muslim men as ":protectors"-oh yeah, right, they "protected" those poor girls to a terrible, painful DEATH!
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i still cant beleive they did that....and yea! i agree with you tony !they think that WE are the satan....lol
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I assume that non of you people have ever been to Saudi Arabia before right?
So tell me when did this fire occur?
What was the year?
What's the city?
What's the name of the school?
And I'll tell you the right story not the one that you've been told by some jerks on TV.
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Makkah Intermediate School No. 31 in Mecca, on March 11, 2002, the "Committee for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice" (CPVPV), also known as Mutaween, refused to let the girls escape the burning building because they weren't covered up.

Go ahead and try to twist it into something else, but "The Song Remains The Same".
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This is totally wrong!!!
In Saudi Arabia a girl shouldn't wear a veil un till she's 14 or 15 and about the extreme religious people they didn't cause the fire and they didn't lock the girls inside!!!
The problem was made because of electric explosion or something like that BUT 15 girls died because they couldn't escape the school the gate was locked and the key was with the busy guard don't know why he was busy and the school wasn't prepared for a fire accident as so the teachers.
So the extreme guys didn't kill anybody but as you know if they killed one innocent then they'll judged by Islamic way.
I did told you Tony the media is controlling your mind!!!
As Ozzy said: " the media sells it and you live the role"
And as 2pac said: "don't get caught up in the mix cuz the media is full of dirty tricks"
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Riiiight, so you believe the version the Saudi state govt gave? Uh huh, ok.
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I don't just believe but I know the truth for sure!!!
I can't go wrong on infos like these pal.
And about those mutawaen some of them unfortunately give Islam a bad reputation,and you and I know what's the punishment in Islam if you kill innocents right?
And if those mutawaen locked those poor girls at school do you think that their parents would stand still???
Get real friend.
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What CAN the parents do? Nothing. Besides, muslims don't value the lives of their daughters. Now if this happened to their SONS, then maybe they'd try to do something about it.

Do you really think think the Saudi STATE-OWNED news media tells the truth? Hahaha you're just trying to make me laugh, aren't you? Hahaha good job, it worked! :-)
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Girls' Intermediate School No. 31 in Mecca, The only person with a key was a man, an illiterate guard who'd left on a menial errand. But according to eyewitness reports, a member of he muttawa, zealous vigilantes who defend
the narrow-minded morality in the name of Islam, fought with the Civil Defense units that wanted to enter the building. The muttawa belong to the officially sanctioned Society for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice and make it their job to enforce head coverings for women and strict separation of the sexes. The fleeing girls had left their scarves behind, and their would-be rescuers were men. Some of the girls were actually forced back into the building to cover up. Finally, regular police subdued the muttawa leader, confiscated his ID and dragged him away. The school door was opened, the small fire extinguished. But by then 15 girls were dead or dying,and more than 40 were injured.
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J.M., thank God the REAL men showed up to save their lives or else it would've been much worse!
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Hey Tony do actually think that I'll belevie the American media and disbelieve the Saudi media?
As far as I know CNN isn't allowed in Mecca right?
And you say that we Muslims don't value our daughters,what do you think we are?
You don't know how much is the level of a daughter in Islam I mean look at the Arabs before Islam they were burying them alive and look how Islam changed them.
I told some of the mutawaen don't represent us.
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i do agree with rash about the media...
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i caused some arguing with this question uh?lol
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Rash, even though CNN is pretty crooked, it's still more reliable than any state run media.
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I don't think so Tony.
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We all know that the goal if the media is to make the Islam religion looks bad,they say we are terrorists and we help stupid al Qaida and many wrong things but they will never win,they'll never get what they want.
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No Rash, our liberal media goes out its way to HIDE the faults of islam.
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Yeah right XD LOL
Get real van Tony lol
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im rolling my eyes right now rash...
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It's just part of their culture.

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isee ..thanx!
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cuz they are owned by another man and that is the culture

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really?.... thats horrible....
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were not OWNED by men.how cud u OWN another human.its just that men are responsible for us and are our protectors.
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protectors, horselover96? Is that what you call it when muslim MEN force female children to be BURNED to death because they weren't properly veiled when they fled those flames? I'll pass on THAT kind of "protection"!
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horrible!i agree with jadesmama!
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JM, how about the little girls who have acid thrown on their faces because they went to school? I guess they were "protecting" them from school!
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u know wat the problem is tony,ppl mix culture with religion and non-muslim ppl like u think wat they r doing is part of islam.
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Tony737 ...ppl threw acid in girls faces couz they went to school? whats wrong with muslim girls going to school?
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like your new pic tony...your daughter or som?
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Horse, and so do the people doing it.

Fran, that's my daughter :-)
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well,their idiots.y wud u blame islam for that?
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kool tony...
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in Islam its order to hide theirselves by unknowns. specially head and chest.

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thanx isee
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hi sara! how ya doin?!
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oh yeah, and that's why muslim MEN allowed a school full of female students to burn to death???? That's some seriously twisted thinking!
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men should have to wear veils to!!!!!!!
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i dont understand why muslim girls let themselves be treated in that way.....
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where happy that we get treated like this cause we get some become jealous for us
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im proud of wearing a hijab.and wat jadesmam said is wrong.even if that did happen,its wrong.ur supposed to save ur life first.
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whatever....
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@horselover....yeah horselover jadesmama is taking it in wrong sense so thats why i don't give her reply back and me too proud to cover my self.
@superfran.... hi givin answer lol
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The women are not forced to wear the hijab,it's a cultural,and depending on the country it is also optional.
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susan.elliot. its not cultural.its part of our religion.no matter wat country u live in,if ur a muslim woman,its best if u wear a hijab.were not forced to wear it,but its not cultural.
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yeah its depend on country but in my country is not to forced for taking veil but mostly do that.
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non of those am a Muslim "its like being more into the religion for more blessing but i don't wear it " its annoys me :P

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cool im glad 2 know that you arent forced to waer a veil!
thanx for the answer!
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its just for more blessing
my mom wear it . ewww
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there is a answer for all of this in a tiny story i heard ..

there was a christian and a Muslim. the christian asked the Muslim : why ur women cover there body . the muslim answers in a behaved way : see if there was a opened candy thrown in the street and a covered one which one u will chose . the christian answers : the covered for sure .so the muslim said :that why our women cover up there body....

wish u understood :)
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superfran, muslim woman are supposed to wear a veil.but if they dont,doesn;t necessarily mean they'll go to hell.ppl get the wrong impression.were not forced to wear it.i live in the US which is a free country.im wearing it becuz i want to and im proud of it.not only me but many other muslim woman.it actually makes us feel more free,believe it or not.
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ok horselover .......thanx drmaqueen ! nice example!
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ya its true wht she say
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thanx...
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- In islam, it is attractive to hide the woman's body and only show some parts.

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ummmmm....how is it attractive ? i think its extremly ugly..
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its true men in our religion like girls whose covered all up
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the men are like "ughhh girl go cover yourself up!" lol
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I think it is attractive,beauty is in the eye of the beholder
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And in very strict islamic countries they beat they crap outta women who show too much ankle. Sickening.
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wow...that horrid tony....like if they show their foot they get beat up?
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america, freak yah, we dont like to cover out temptations, we like our boys to drool.

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uh...........there are millions of muslim woman in america,including me,who wear a hijab.it doesnt have to do with country or culture.it has to do with religion.
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lol yea i know
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Self control goes for American males as well as males from any other country. We American women are FREE, we are not "owned" by anyone and can wear what we want!
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im an american and im wearing what i want.no ones forcing me to wear a hijab.i wear it becuz i want to.
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true jadesmama....=]
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o and muslims arent americans right?
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ur religion doesnt matter.being born and raised in the US makes u an american.
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o ok nvm.....
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hey at least we dont burn our beutiful wemon alive for not being properly dressed...
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omg.....this is hilarious.u guys know NOTHING abt islam!lol!
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Seems to me like YOU know nothing about islam. Either that or you're lying (taqiyya). Maybe you're not aware of the girls who burned alive in a school because the "Vice Police" wouldn't let them out uncovered?
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a muslim woman is supposed to wear a veil in front of all men who are not related to her.think abt it like this........if u had pure gold or some other precious jewels,u wouldnt carry 'em around outside.u wud keep 'em safe.a woman in islam is more precious than jewels.thats y we wear a hijab or veil when we go outside or are in front of men who are not related to us.ibut that doesnt mean men can stare at uncovered women as much as they want.they r told to lower their gaze when it comes to unknown women.and woman arn''t suppoed to stare at men as much as they want either.the thing is that woman are more shy.u dont hear abt a woman raping a man.so thats y woman are supposed to cover themselves.men attack first or its in a mans nature.besides.men are made to do hard work and they wouldnt be able to do that if they wore a hijab.its not the culture.its in our religion.but wat jaysonmooney said is wrong.were not OWNED by men.they are our protectors.

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protectors? Give me a break-those poor girls burned to death in that school cos they weren't properly veiled before they ran in terror from the flames weren't "protected"-I call what those MEN did MURDER!
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is that all u say,jadesmama?islam actually wants u to save urself first.not die in a fire becuz ur not covered.i never heard of that story,but if its true,then its wrong.
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Jewels? Haha yeah right, keep telling yourself that! But in real life women are treated like animals by islam. The only way they're treated like jewels is when you consider jewels to be possessions.

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lol muslim men make FINE protectors .....
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im not even gonna argue with ppl like u,but if were ok with it,y shud it bother YOU?no ones tellg YOU to wear a hijab.
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agreed with tony...
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"y shud it bother YOU?"

Because I believe that everybody should have a choice. Here in the West, islamic women have a choice, but in some countries they are FORCED to cover up. It bothers me because ALL people should decide for themselves, not be forced. it's easy for you to say it because you don't have to wear it, but there are women who wish they had that choice.
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bothers me 2
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It goes back a long way & is thought to be a sign of modesty & reverence in regard to religion. Islamic society has adopted many different veils, with different meanings.

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thanx! =] great answer
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To keep Jen from looking at them. Apparently they (the men) have no personal control over themselves when women are involved. That's why at worship all the men are in the front and the woman are in the back. Apparently even when praying to their god they won't be able to stay focused if there are any women within the visual range.

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Pathetic, isn't it?
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So true, but I'm shocked you didn't get deleted for telling the truth (like I did haha)
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it is pathetic.....and tony what as your answer?
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i meant "what was your answer?"
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I actually had a conversation with a student from Iran. He "explained" it to me pretty much the way I just said it. Sadly he didn't see the idioticness (new word) in that. He also told me that unlike my country, there is no such thing as rape in his country. OF COURSE NOT! When a father or husband can do what they will to a woman. Not to mention when any man forces himself on a women, they look at it like she was the cause.
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good point...
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its just sad how they treat woman...
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Jadesmama, it's called male domination. A lot of religions promote it including Christianity.

Superfan, how about a raped woman being forced to marry her rapist (Deut 22:28-29), do you not consider that pathetic? Or I suppose you didn't know about this?
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Please I'm a CHRISTian woman. Sure there are men that are Christians that are abusive and domineering. My faith does not make me have to be mistreated by any man.
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Fran, I said that they have to wear the burka so that the males won't ____ them, but that word got it deleted. Fill in the blank with a word that means forced intercourse.
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That's my point cookierama :) There are good & bad people in every religion.
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Yes, but in one, they are commanded to be bad. In the other they aren't.
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islam doesnt command u to be bad.mistreating woman in islam is not allowed,tony.but if u take it that way........oh well.feel sry for u.
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Cookieroma, your muslim friend needs some lessons. There was a huge fuss over a 13 yr old muslim girl who was raped. The gang rape was done by her brother's friends, who were spending the nite. The child was blamed for it and STONED to death as tho it was all her fault! No rape in muslim countries? Your friend chooses to wear blinders, I guess. How sad.....
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And momo, that is one of the reasons I don't follow any organised religions. NO MAN is ever going to "dominate" me. And if some holy book says I would have to marry a man who raped me, well, that isn't going to happen! NO religion, except those that are "goddess based", treats women as equals.
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Horse, you're wrong, islam evens tells men to BEAT their women ... but credit where credit is dew, it says to only beat them "lightly".
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thanx for giving me your answer tony..lol
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o and momo ..i never heard about the raped woman being forced to marry her rapist....
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Mono. I live on the bible belt. Are there abusive husbands around here? YOU BET there are. I know tons of CHRISTIAN women and I don't know one who has a husband treating here ever remotely like that. As for places like Iran and Afghanistan are there women who aren't treated badly. Sure theres a very few exceptions but in that part of the world the vast majority of women are treated very badly.
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I complety agree with you cookieroma. To love one's spouse has nothing to do with religion or theology. I would never lay a hand on anyone let alone my fiance. We were friends when we first met. If you asked me when I first met her if I thought I would end up with her, I would have said "Not in a million years!! I don't stand a chance!!" but long behold, we started dating and fell in love with her after a week and half. I have absolutely no reasons to hit her & even if I do, I'd talk to her not hit her. My prayers go out to these woman who are used as properties whether they're Muslims, Jews, Christians, Atheists ect. Doesn't matter what religion they are from but I do pray for them that they get liberated from oppression.
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Jadesmama, I hope you don't mind me asking this, but what do you believe in? I mean theologically speaking :)
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jadesmama dosent have a religion ........thanx momo and cookieroma !=]
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Cook: you know somewhere in Paul it says "the women must cover her head or must shave it off"
So you see we follow our religion correctly but you guys don't so it's a must in your religion and it's written in your Holy Bible and btw your friend from Iran...you should know those people from Iran are mostly Shia and those kinds doesn't represent Islam because they're extreme and they do things the Islam religion doesn't say it.
So you have to beware from where you get infos like this.
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"... those people from Iran are mostly Shia and those kinds doesn't represent Islam ..."

And Saudi's are Sunni's and they force women to wear it.
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its part of their culture but its false islam is based on natzi principles and is overated

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really so u say muslim r fake
am a muslim i don't think so
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yea i agree that islam is based on nazi principles
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thanx for the answer!
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no its not
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yes it is
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The muslims say because of temptation. I would like to tell you the real truth but my answer would get deleted. LOL

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yea i know ....just like tony lol thabx for the answer!
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*thanx
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Not all Muslim women have to wear burkas or veils.. this is a common misconception with many people. I have many Muslim friends who prefer not to wear them, however, we are in America. In countries like Iran and Saudi Arabia it is required. My one Muslim friend who prefers to wear one said she believes certain features of a woman bring out the unwanted temptations for a man. She prefers to show her hair and body to her husband. I say, "To each his own".. Who am I to judge? If it works for them, so be it!

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thnx great answer!
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And in Saudi Arabia, women are ARRESTED if they're caught driving a car-talk about a backwards country & religion!
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really? jadesmama you seem to know a lot about muslims...
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As you can see superfan, that's what happens when you are surfing for too long on anti-islamic webs. Great answer kivett! :)
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yea i can see that momo lol thanx!
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"Not all Muslim women have to wear burkas ..."

But many do HAVE to wear it, or else they get raped and beaten to death.
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lol tony ...good point
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For the same reason you see nuns wearing them.

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Got em! ;)
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Lol ;)
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nuns wear veils in chastity because they chose to give their lives to christ. i dont think that that is why muslim women wear them...but i hope so ;)
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uggghhhh not momo again!
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Nuns aren't forced to be nuns.
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What purpose would it serve if women wore the veil because they were force to? It's a question of free will, there is no compultation in Islam. Everything that you do is between you and your Lord.
"Let there be no compulsion in Islam" Quran 2:256
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nuns are kinda extreme.they cover themselves but they never get married and do other thing in life.
cookieroma, muslim woman arn't forced to be muslim woman either.im a muslim girl who wears a hijab and im proud.btw,i agree with momo.
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"Let there be no compulsion in Islam" Quran 2:256

From the Hadith: ."



Bukhari (52:260) - "...The Prophet said, 'If somebody (a Muslim) discards his religion, kill him.'
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exactly cookierma just my point...=]
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o and horselover in muslim countries if someone isnt a muslim they are killed (like in saudi arabia) and that is a known fact ....so yea muslim woman are forced to be muslim woman.....and nuns choose to be extreme
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thanx for the answer anyway momo!
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Horselover. They aren't forded to be Muslim? OMG!!!! What rock have you even living under?
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Thank you for the Quran quote, Momo...
Nicely done, and much appreciated.
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You're always welcome Virginia :)
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thanx evryone =]
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Hey superfran,who told you that non Muslims are getting killed in KSA???
have you ever been there???
So don't believe the TV and the movies.
As rob zombie said: "bullets and the movies NEVER tell the whole"
Understand it well and don't believe the media.
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i never said i beleived EVERYTHING the media says....im not that dumb..but i mean everyone knows what happens in saudia arabia
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If you haven't been there then don't judge them right away.
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ok ill find out more about rash....what are some good wbsites?
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Websites???
That's your problem Fran,you go and surf stupid lying websites and you belevie them...I'll tell what read the holy Quran( make sure you buy a GOOD translated Quran) and when you complete it compare between the Quran and the bible ok?
And about KSA it's really a good great country don't believe what haters and media words because it's all lies!!!
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To protect themselves from strangers and to hide their natural beauty.
And it's a fact that the women who wear a veil is less likely to get rapped*. So it's a kind of self defense.

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That's what I said and it got deleted haha
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tony soooooooooooo won!!! lol
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Is there's something wrong with you pal?
Its not a debate Fran.
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ya lol
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why do muslim woman want to hide there natural beauty?
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