Islam Tells Russian Women To "Cover Up"

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    Mufti Tells Women to Cover Up
    04 February 2011

    GROZNY — The spiritual leader of Chechnya called on women Wednesday to dress more "modestly" and only show their face and hands, in the latest attempt by authorities to install Islamic ideas.

    "Women must understand our request," mufti Sultan Mirzayev told Reuters in an interview in the Chechen capital, Grozny.

    "We are not forcing anyone, but we are calling on women to wear traditional Islamic dress, where only the hands and face are visible," he said.

    Kadyrov, who has repeatedly spoken out about his dislike for women who dress less appropriately than what he deems acceptable, ordered an edict in 2007 that banned women from going bareheaded in state buildings.

    A spate of attacks last year on women for not wearing headscarves, which rights groups and assailants alike said were orchestrated by authorities, sparked outrage from Chechen women who said being forced to dress a certain way violated the Constitution.

    Mirzayev said "short skirts, a naked head and loose hair" on women make men think they "only had half a brain" and would deter men from speaking to them. "This is our religion where there is nothing but modesty," he added.

    Mufti Tells Women to Cover Up | News | The Moscow Times
     
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    somebody needed to tell them to cover it!:eusa_whistle:
     
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    Sounds a bit like Christian missionaries. A bit more cover but same idea.
     
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    Nobody at a Christian missionarie is assaulting women because of what they wear.
     
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    waering a burka is the way to go...
     
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    Keep in mind that this is the Kremlin-loyal regime that the US tacitly supports. After all, the Department of State denounced the resistance fighters in Chechnya as "terrorists." :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Islam is such an open tolerant religion.
     
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    What makes you think that Kadyrov's regime represents Islam?
     
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    The mufti telling the women to cover up is Muslim no?
     
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    How much do you know about the situation in Chechnya?
     

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