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Extremists in Bagdad force women to hide under head scarves

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  1. DarrylS

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    From the conservative Washington Times.. I guess our attempt to bring democracy to this nation, equal rights for all, is not doing to well.. religious ideology is making a come back in Bagdad.. not sure this was our intent when this started.

    http://www.washtimes.com/world/20070410-124734-6465r.htm

    For two years, Faiza Abdal-Majeed has carried a head scarf in her purse for emergencies.
    For a woman in the Iraqi capital four years after the fall of dictator Saddam Hussein, these emergencies can include passing unlawful checkpoints manned by armed militiamen, impromptu forays through neighborhoods controlled by religious zealots and taxi drivers who refuse her fare unless she covers her hair.
    In addition, Mrs. Abdal-Majeed's job with Iraq's women's affairs ministry frequently brings her into contact with government officials, police officers and Muslim clergymen who insist that she cover up before they speak with her.
    "Some clerics and politicians are forcing religion into our lives," said Mrs. Abdal-Majeed, 45. "We're being pushed back 1,000 years in time."
    Baghdad once was considered a secular, cosmopolitan metropolis where Islamic customs seldom collided with women's fashion. Today, however, religious ideology has strengthened its grip and forced half the population to submit to traditional Islamic dress.
     
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    We are working to allow women like to be able to live without having to fear the Islamist nuts. Not an easy task but worthwhile for out (and their) civilization.
     
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    How Silent The Civil Rights Liberal And The American Feminist Are When It Comes To "Muslim Girls"
     
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    It was clear when they voted in Shia majorities that Sharia Law was on their radar. This unintended consequence of course never dawned on the right wing and still doesn't.

    Maybe now that we liberated them, we can tell them that they cannot have this Islamic society they want. I wonder how well that will go over.;)
     
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    That's 'cause Muslim girls are not dues-paying card-carrying members of NOW. Haven't drunk their Kool-ade.



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