Friday, February 29, 2008

Muslim Soccer Player's Wife Appears in Public Without Hijab

Oh, the humanity!

Religious watchdog group Hamasna ("Our Enthusiasm"), which led the International Campaign for Defending Hijab a week ago, issued a statement urging Hadary's wife Sabrine to put the veil back on.

"We understand that the situation of Muslim women in the West is a special case, but she has to amend what she did before other players' wives follow her example," the statement read. "She must realize that her husband is a player in Egyptian national football, and they are a religious team."

The Grand Imam of al-Azhar has issued a fatwa – religious ruling – saying that Muslim women living in the West can take off the veil if required under local laws. The fatwa, issued in the context of the ban on the veil in educational institutions in France, sparked much controversy at the time.

Yeah, we wouldn't want a woman to set the bad example of personal freedom. Before you know it, women throughout Islamic countries might demand to be treated as human beings instead of livestock...

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