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Michelle Obama's Face Blurred By Saudi State TV For Not Wearing A Head Scarf

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posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 11:25 AM
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This may be Michelle's way of taking a stance for women's rights around the world, especially in that part of the world where a woman can be stoned to death for committing adultry. Michelle gave some powerful speeches last year about women's equality throughout the world.

This may have been her way of saying something to the women in the region without really "saying" anything. And now it is all over social media and women are talking. I'm going to applaud Michelle on creating this talking point.




posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 11:32 AM
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originally posted by: windword
a reply to: Korg Trinity






Neither did Condoleezza Rice when she went to Saudi Arabia




That might have been with the old King too. The new King might be running things a little differently.

New King, new customs coming into play?



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 11:45 AM
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a reply to: Anyafaj

Why would you assume that customs have changed and Michelle Obama deliberately violated them?

Saudi Arabia has NEVER required foreign women to wear head scarves, why should Michelle Obama wear one?



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 11:49 AM
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a reply to: Anyafaj

they the Arabians are filthy rich because of their oil revenues , they can and will do whatever they want to do with or without our opinions
money wise they are number one, nonstop income generators
who cares if Michelle isnt like them, she stood by her man just like Hillary did so many times
their tv audience is not like ours, its controlled by the govt



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 11:51 AM
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a reply to: Anyafaj

At least she wasn't asked to shave her head and wear a wig.



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 11:53 AM
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originally posted by: Anyafaj
New King, new customs coming into play?


He's new. His position isn't totally secure yet. So he's got to look like he's strict.



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 12:07 PM
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Good for her..my initial thought was..is it disrespectful? the answer is no and furthermore there should be no respect given to a backwards repressive place like that.



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 12:23 PM
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Because all the insiders know she's a man?



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 12:44 PM
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I wonder if they would hold obama for apostaphy if he brought in a case of bibles and handed them out? ID a done it and dared the saudis to try it. If i was president that is. risk war over me handing out bibles. lol.



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 12:48 PM
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Neither one should be in Saudi Arabia.

Really going to pay respects to a bunch of right wing neocon's clinging to their guns, and religion then turns around and mock's this countries.


I give both the President, and the Mrs. 5 thumbs down.




posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 12:59 PM
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Let's all be honest here.

If Michelle HAD worn a veil. There's ten threads running right now about how that Dirty Muslim Barack HUSSEIN Obama is subjugating his wife to bend to his new Saudi Overload.



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 01:00 PM
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hobnobbing, yuck



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 01:02 PM
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originally posted by: StoutBroux
She must not have thought it important enough. Although she has in the past for other occasions:







what is Obama looking at in the first picture?



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 01:11 PM
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originally posted by: Stormdancer777

originally posted by: StoutBroux
She must not have thought it important enough. Although she has in the past for other occasions:







what is Obama looking at in the first picture?
I imagine God. He's like "Yeah come down here god. I'll show you how we do in D.C.".



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 01:17 PM
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what is Obama looking at in the first picture?


They're touring an Indonesian Mosque. That's why Michelle Obama is in headgear. Same with the other picture where she's wearing Catholic headgear. In Saudi Arabia pictures, she isn't inside a religious institution like a mosque or a cathedral.

I'm pretty sure that 3rd picture is photoshopped.



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 01:31 PM
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a reply to: Anyafaj

Is it acceptable to say that the blurring was an improvement ;-) Actually I don't care if it's acceptable or not, the truth may hurt but it can never be a lie.

Cheers - Dave



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 01:49 PM
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Michelle was under no obligation to cover her head as a non-Muslim American, and the Saudi TV had every right to blur her out as the media station of a foreign theocracy.



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 03:33 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

its true they do things differently there
some would call it sexist patriarcal male oriented , women and men are separated by choice and men have multiple wives and families

but since they are so wealthy it works out great for them in their way of thinking their religions belief



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 04:33 PM
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a reply to: Anyafaj

Bravo!!!!!!!!!!! for the first lady Obama, she dares to show the rest of the world that while her husband is a butt kissing Arab Muslim. she is a hot blooded African American women and we American women do not bend to nobody and that includes the new so call House of Saud Feudal king.

Bravo Lady Obama




posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 04:37 PM
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a reply to: blacktie

Oh it is all those things you say. And it doesn't work very well at all for the average Saudi woman. It doesn't even work out well for the wealthy ones.

But, unless you want to invade that country to force change, it is as I say - Michelle is under no obligation to kowtow to them in her mode of dress only show respect and Saudi TV is under no obligation to show dressed in a manner they consider immodest.

After all, we do not demand the Saudi women dress to please us when (if) they ever visit here.



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