The question has been brought up as to “why MO and the girls have not gone with the “One” on his visits to Muslin countries?” And I myself have been wondering this. Maybe we now have the answer…
Thanks to Le-gal In-sur-rec-tion for a very plausible answer to this question:
What About The Right Not To Wear Head CoveringIn his “historic” speech to the Muslim world, Barack Obama spoke up for the rights of women. The first example Obama used was the right of Muslim women in the West to wear hair covering (italics mine):“I know there is debate about this issue. I reject the view of some in the West that a woman who chooses to cover her hair is somehow less equal,…”(snip)
Obama really would have been brave if he told the Muslim world that just as we will fight for the right of Muslim women in the West to wear hair covering, we will stand up for the right of all women not to wear hair covering or other restrictive clothing. That would have been a truly historic statement, rather than politically correct nonsense…
Talk about a straw man. Isn’t the real wardrobe issue for many Muslim women that they must cover, smother and nearly blind themselves in burqas, whether that’s their choice or not? (snip)
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Of all the wild theories going around on the internet, including the one that a Muslim can not take a non-Muslim wife to Muslim countries, this one of rebellion seems to ring true of an outspoken, hard-headed American raised woman like MO. A woman who does not take kindly as being seen as someone of lessor standing because of her sex.
On the other hand, what does this speak of her diplomacy towards the world outside of America, especially the Muslim world and the religion of Islam which her husband has now proclaimed to be one of the most important issues facing his administration:
” And I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.”
So, Mr “T.I.C.”, ya might want to start on that issue of negative sterotyped thinking in your own household before you force your education on the public, a public that, in all reality, knows much more about the Islamic religion than you give them credit for.