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I have been disappointed at the lack of informed comment in the British media. There are genuine Islamic reasons for not wearing a veil. Just as there are islamic reasons for wearing one. It would be nice to see Irshad Manji, Amina Wadud or Shirin Ebadi on this.

However, the debate has simply been pitting the hackneyed views of the same old biased male voices and a few veiled women tellng everybody how wonderful it is to be hidden from the world and countering them with the ill-informed prejudice of Joe and Jane vox pop saying "it's all wrong innit".

Very unimaginative

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Oct 8th, 2006 at 02:08:14 PM EST
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