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(video) English Speaking Women in Burqa Speak Out For Their Freedoms

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posted on May, 8 2010 @ 05:03 PM
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I hear the misguided argument all the time on here that women who wear the burqa / niqab are "oppressed" and have no choice in wearing it. That's an outright lie. Most of the women who wear it chose to on their own volition, even when their friends and family try to convince them not to.

Check out this video which interviews a few British women who wear the niqab on a bunch of issues.





Saying you "support freedom" by denying somebody the choice of clothes they should wear is completely absurd. Saying someone can't dress free is DENYING freedom, not promoting it.

I fully support a bank or other private institution that requires that a face must be shown to do business, but that is up to the private institution. Banning it in public areas is absurd and an affront to freedom of expression.




posted on May, 8 2010 @ 05:31 PM
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Sorry This Doesn't scream Freedom

Why Is Islam Covering There Faces?

So I Guess in Islam its a sin to be pretty.

I cant believe on ATS your Supporting the wear of Burqas makes me sad to hear that.

[edit on 8-5-2010 by Agent_USA_Supporter]



posted on May, 8 2010 @ 05:33 PM
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Yeah this information isnt new at all to me. People that dont know about that are ignorant and choose to listen to hearsay from other ignorant people that dont know nothing about that religion or its people. If only people took their time to actually learn on their own instead feeding into the BS from the media and government lies and actually knew people from different area of the world then there wouldnt be no misunderstanding on no ones part.

And I Would like to add muslims or from the middle east are very very respectful, the normal decent human beings with family of course, there's some that are not but we have those type of assholes in every religion and nations so to say they disrespect their women and such is totally false, same way we can say not all americans are women abusers and killers.

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posted on May, 8 2010 @ 05:38 PM
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Originally posted by Agent_USA_Supporter
Sorry This Doesn't scream Freedom

Why Is Islam Covering There Faces?

So I Guess in Islam its a sin to be pretty.

I cant believe on ATS your Supporting the wear of Burqas makes me sad to hear that.

[edit on 8-5-2010 by Agent_USA_Supporter]


It's called FREEDOM, buddy. People have the right to dress how they want. Just because it doesn't fit into your westernized fascist view of how women should look, doesn't mean that they should change, just so that you feel better.


Saying they can't wear something is the OPPOSITE of freedom. Do you not understand?

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posted on May, 8 2010 @ 05:41 PM
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Yes but the irony is that it is often blatant misogynists that suddenly discover their "inner feminists" and shout for women's liberation whilst surfing the porn channels



posted on May, 8 2010 @ 05:43 PM
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Originally posted by FalselyFlagged

Originally posted by Agent_USA_Supporter
Sorry This Doesn't scream Freedom

Why Is Islam Covering There Faces?

So I Guess in Islam its a sin to be pretty.

I cant believe on ATS your Supporting the wear of Burqas makes me sad to hear that.

[edit on 8-5-2010 by Agent_USA_Supporter]


It's called FREEDOM, buddy. People have the right to dress how they want. Just because it doesn't fit into your westernized fascist view of how women should look, doesn't mean that they should change, just so that you feel better.


Thats Not Called Freedom, Freedom doesn't say cover your wife face does it?


But i have seen and heard women whom had escaped from Islam

www.truthtube.tv...

www.youtube.com...

I know many more are trying to escape it and here on ATS your worshipping under expression of freedom?

Dont make me laugh.



So Tell what do you say to those who tried to get away from Islam with there lives on the line?



[edit on 8-5-2010 by Agent_USA_Supporter]



posted on May, 8 2010 @ 05:46 PM
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I'll back this up.

I don't agree with how many Muslims view women.

However, these women have a right to choose what they wish to wear, and certainly a right to choose to do so within the confines of their own culture and religion. Even if I personally don't agree with it. I feel that within the culture when a woman makes a decision to wear hijab, or to go even further and veil they are often subject to even tighter restrictions. Also the social pressure to do so makes my skin crawl.

However, I feel the sentiment 'that a woman shouldn't be judged by her physical appearance' as the idea behind hijab, and such modest dress is a good one.



posted on May, 8 2010 @ 06:30 PM
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Those women are "forced to wear it by their husbands"?? APPARENTLY YOU DIDN'T WATCH THEY VIDEO!

They aren't even married, and their families tried to convince them NOT to wear it. I know some other niqabi girls like that as well.

The pressure (even from many muslims) is for them NOT to wear it, and they still chose to, from their own choice. You are the only one trying to limit their freedoms, saying they can't wear it.



posted on May, 8 2010 @ 06:37 PM
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Originally posted by MilzGatez
And I Would like to add muslims or from the middle east are very very respectful
[edit on 8-5-2010 by MilzGatez]


Except if one wears a cross, carries a bible, or, if in Saudi Arabia, has an American flag.
Then what happens?



posted on May, 8 2010 @ 06:39 PM
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See the problem with ISLAM is that its not just a relgion its a life style and it consomes evey individual and every decision one makes through out there lives. So if a woman wants to were a burqa she is just following the rules so to speek but if that same woman decides not to wear one she is then defying the word of god and can be forced buy beatings or the barrel of gun to wear one and in some cases death...I ask you this...Is that Freedom?



posted on May, 8 2010 @ 06:55 PM
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I must say that can't be healthy in hot and humid weather. These women say that they arn't opressed yet they allow a parent to choose their husbands? That is disturbing to me and sad.



posted on May, 8 2010 @ 07:50 PM
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Propaganda is still propaganda even if you dress it in a burqa and say I prefer it this way.



posted on May, 8 2010 @ 08:25 PM
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So its not propaganda if people are lying and you agree with it.

But when people are speaking from the heart, telling the truth, it becomes "propaganda", because you don't agree with it.

I see how it works.



posted on May, 12 2010 @ 05:40 PM
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Poor brainwashed whatnots. How can they complain that they don't want to be stereotyped by dressing in a certain way when they are (er) stereotyping themselves by dressing in a certain way? They use the arguements of those who have not the maturity to question what they are told.

I think the full covering is an affront. It is culturally out of place in a the UK and does prevent integration and acceptance, which of course is the end goal and the result. These full face coverings should be banned in schools, public jobs and anywhere else where the facial expression must be read. If these people want to cover themselves up at home then so-be-it.

It's all rather sad.

Regards









 
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