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    leftynyc, irishwitch, Pandoras Box

    The dress code commonly considered "Islamic" is not defined in the Quran.  It's a cultural thing, derived from the various cultures within the Islamic world now.  Which is why there's such a range.

    Not that I disagree with your point.  

    I reject the imposition of any religion's code on society, per se.  I recognize that everyone who subscribes to a faith, or a philosophy, will bring their views, colored (more or less) by their beliefs.  But in society as a whole, we need to legislate based on what is the common good, as understood by people of differing beliefs, and allowing for us all to have the utmost freedom to hold to different views and understandings.

    "I desire what is good. Therefore, everyone who does not agree with me is a traitor." King George III

    by ogre on Wed Jul 11, 2007 at 10:09:21 AM PDT

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    •  Actually it IS defined (0+ / 0-)

      Loose clothing which hides the lines of the body, plus a head covering, for BOTH sexes. The abayeh and chador came about much alter--and the face veil was borrowed from Persian (Zoroastrian) and Byzantine (Christian) women. The overclothign is cultural.

      The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

      by irishwitch on Wed Jul 11, 2007 at 10:39:42 AM PDT

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