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Old 12-08-2015, 07:25 AM
 
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I hate to even pause on this one... on the one hand I feel sorry for these 2 women. On the other hand, I can't help but feel surprised that they're so surprised this happened - given the news lately. They're putting themselves out there by wearing those scarves and making a statement. They have a right to do it, but if someone doesn't like it, it makes the news.
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Old 12-08-2015, 07:30 AM
 
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Those scarves are part of their religious beliefs.

It bothers me that people think its just fine to tell people to leave our country because of dislike of one's dress or religion. WTF is wrong with this country?
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Old 12-08-2015, 07:32 AM
 
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it's actually not a part of the religion and doesn't appear anywhere in the Koran. Many Islamic women don't wear any coverings at all. It's a personal choice.
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Old 12-08-2015, 07:32 AM
 
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Sort of the thing that is at the back of my mind these days......since I belly dance and Austin has got a heck of belly dancing population.
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Old 12-08-2015, 07:33 AM
 
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Oh poor babies. Welcome to the real world, yeah people can be cruel. Suck it up and move on. Oh wait, we have to go to the media and get our 15 seconds of "outrage".
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Old 12-08-2015, 07:37 AM
 
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it's actually not a part of the religion and doesn't appear anywhere in the Koran. Many Islamic women don't wear any coverings at all. It's a personal choice.
17 Reasons Why Women Wear Headscarves | Religion Dispatches

And even if you want to argue its not for religious reasons - even when those who practice said religion SAY and BELIEVE it is - it still doesn't afford anyone else the right to tell others to leave.
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Old 12-08-2015, 07:39 AM
 
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Oh poor babies. Welcome to the real world, yeah people can be cruel. Suck it up and move on. Oh wait, we have to go to the media and get our 15 seconds of "outrage".
When will people realize that condoning actions such as calling others out in public for wearing things they don't like is indicative of a larger problem?
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Old 12-08-2015, 07:41 AM
 
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I'm sure Saudi Arabia will be welcoming of their viewpoints and fears....
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Old 12-08-2015, 07:41 AM
 
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As a Liberal I feel if you are going to wear your religion on your sleeve (in this case your head), don't whine when your religion is discussed.

I will not respect Islam more than other religions, infact I will judge based on the abysmal human rights record in the vast numbers of Muslim countries.

Islam has no place in a civilized society!
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Old 12-08-2015, 07:45 AM
 
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17 Reasons Why Women Wear Headscarves | Religion Dispatches

And even if you want to argue its not for religious reasons - even when those who practice said religion SAY and BELIEVE it is - it still doesn't afford anyone else the right to tell others to leave.
I didn't say it was their right to discriminate. What I said is that I am surprised they are so surprised.

The news headlines don't stop at the US borders. Every single day we're "treated" to some form of terror by the same group. Sometimes, it's several times a day.
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