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    1. Well, I will admit, the sound on that was for shit. What really got me, was how she was dodging questions so she didn’t have to answer them. Yeah, cc would have been nice, though. 😀

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  1. You know, I think if that would have been given as the reason instead of resorting to the gender discrimination argument that was originally made, there would have been considerably less uproar.

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    1. She’s the one that made the gender discrimination argument, and she lost it. So far, from what I’ve heard of the case, it’s a clusterfuck. But she admits that she didn’t wear a veil to the interview, so I’m at a loss as to why she would refuse to remove it in class (which apparently is what she refused to do, even though she states that she said she’d only wear it in the presence of her male co-workers).

      With that said, I’m at a loss as to why one group wants to claim freedom from dress codes, when she would be full with-in dress code in the burka and a hijab, vs the burka and the veil. I can understand being sensitive to religious needs, but this is a cultural one, not a religious one. Least, from what I can see (to my knowledge, there is no concrete basis from the koran, for covering women up). And what I know from my Moslem friends, if a woman does cover up, it’s only outside the house and the work place. Maybe the reading is different for Moslems that went to England instead of the States. Got me.

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  2. I had less issue until I found out the veil wasn’t worn on the interview. I personally don’t like the veils or the burkas but those are for safety reasons. Where I live we have a lot of muslim women and it seems to be an issue while driving but that is neither here nor there.

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    1. Yes, and no. I accept the reasons they give in regards to taking away the issues that we have here with appearances. But at the same time, I have difficulty with the whole claim that it’s society that separates them out. I dress like a freak, and attract attention as a result. It’s a by-product I accept as a result of my choice. When they choose to separate themselves out by dressing the way they do, and associating with the greater society in the manner they choose, then they must accept the result of those choices. To me, it’s really sounding like they don’t like their own choice, and wish to blame it on someone other than themselves.

      As far as driving, if a crime is committed, who’s to say that it wasn’t committed by someone in disguise? Most states have rules regarding front window tinting for a reason: to see the driver. The point of pictures on licenses, is to show who the driver is. If they’re covered by a veil, how can the cop know if the person who has the license is the person who’s name is on it?

      Not sure if you’ve had a chance to read it, but I think out of everyone I know, you’d enjoy it as much as I do. Check out The Trouble with Islam Today by Irshad Manji. I know a lot of Moslems, but this is shedding even more light on things from a historical point.

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