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Old 05-01-2007, 01:32 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Given all of the events that have happened in the last few years, I can't understand why these folks don't try to blend in and look like everyone else in this country. It seems arrogant to me to dress like that when this country is welcoming them here. If I chose to live in a new country, I would eventually adapt to their customs and try to assimilate. Why don't the Muslims do the same?
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Old 05-01-2007, 02:26 PM
 
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Given all of the events that have happened in the last few years, I can't understand why these folks don't try to blend in and look like everyone else in this country. It seems arrogant to me to dress like that when this country is welcoming them here. If I chose to live in a new country, I would eventually adapt to their customs and try to assimilate. Why don't the Muslims do the same?
Because they actually believe what they claim to believe.
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Old 05-01-2007, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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It's not arrogance, it's their religious/moral/cultural belief. If a Christian were to wear a cross around his/her neck and travel abroad, do you think people in other countries would say "OMG I can't believe (s)he's wearing that cross! How arrogant!" People from all over the world feel comfortable in or have differing beliefs about wearing different types of clothing. In America you see it all come together and that is part of what makes this country great. Muslim women wearing veils, Indian women wearing saris, Turkish men wearing silk shirts, and Italian men awash in brylcreem are all things you'll see at the market. When you say Muslim women should look like "everyone else" who should they look like?
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Old 05-01-2007, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Between Here and There
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It's not arrogance, it's their religious/moral/cultural belief. If a Christian were to wear a cross around his/her neck and travel abroad, do you think people in other countries would say "OMG I can't believe (s)he's wearing that cross! How arrogant!" People from all over the world feel comfortable in or have differing beliefs about wearing different types of clothing. In America you see it all come together and that is part of what makes this country great. Muslim women wearing veils, Indian women wearing saris, Turkish men wearing silk shirts, and Italian men awash in brylcreem are all things you'll see at the market. When you say Muslim women should look like "everyone else" who should they look like?
Absolutely agree with this!
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Old 05-01-2007, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Given all of the events that have happened in the last few years, I can't understand why these folks don't try to blend in and look like everyone else in this country. It seems arrogant to me to dress like that when this country is welcoming them here. If I chose to live in a new country, I would eventually adapt to their customs and try to assimilate. Why don't the Muslims do the same?
This country is 'welcoming' them here? Many are born here and have been for generations.

They no more need to give up their religious beliefs and culture because you find them offensive anymore then you need to give up your religious beliefs and culture because others find them just as offensive.

The only arrogance I see is in this post.
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Old 05-01-2007, 05:51 PM
 
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This country got started b'c of relgious persecution so pardon me for saying this but I think your question is pretty close-minded. What makes this country great is our right to freedom of speech and religion. Instead of asking "why do Muslims wear 'veils'" (anybody know the technical term?) maybe you should ask yourself, "what can I learn from someone who is different from me?" Instead of assuming Muslims are being arrogant for looking different, why not get to know a Muslim and ask why they wear it?

See, I just looked it up and learned something today: the veil you are referring to is called "hijab" and women wear it for modesty, privacy and morality. Go wikipedia!
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Old 05-01-2007, 06:07 PM
 
Location: cleveland tennesse
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Talking freedom

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This country got started b'c of religious persecution so pardon me for saying this but I think your question is pretty close-minded. What makes this country great is our right to freedom of speech and religion. Instead of asking "why do Muslims wear 'veils'" (anybody know the technical term?) maybe you should ask yourself, "what can I learn from someone who is different from me?" Instead of assuming Muslims are being arrogant for looking different, why not get to know a Muslim and ask why they wear it?

See, I just looked it up and learned something today: the veil you are referring to is called "hijab" and women wear it for modesty, privacy and morality. Go wikipedia!
i totally agree with this everyone deserves to live their life the way the way they want without other people persecuting them. this country is a big melting pot with different cultures and ethnicitys and that why is makes this country great
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Old 05-01-2007, 06:13 PM
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Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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WOW! What great, sensible reponses to the OP. I agree.
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Old 05-01-2007, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Hell
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if I am muslim,I'll give up the faith,ahh.
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Old 05-02-2007, 08:58 AM
 
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. When you say Muslim women should look like "everyone else" who should they look like?
Brittany Spears!!! Couldn't resist!!
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