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Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama has banned public schools across the capital from forcing their female students to wear Islamic headscarves. Speaking in front of 1,700 principles from elementary to senior high schools across the city on Saturday (04/06), Ahok said it is not right to force public school students to wear headscarves—known as "jilbab" or "hijab", despite the fact that Muslims are the majority in most public schools in Indonesia
I'm sure private muslim schools in America and across the western world make it compulsory to wear the hijib. "Freedom of choice" should be taught in all schools.
You may believe that headscarves will lead to salvation. I encourage you if you want to teach your students how to read the Koran. I will support you,b ut you can't force female children to wear headscarves. I won't argue it theologically, but please don't force children like that. I don't want children to treat headscarves like napkins. The second a student leaves the school ground and hop on her dad's motorcycle she would take the headscarf off. If you teach children that headscarves are part of the virtues of being a good Muslim, they will wear it. They will wear it with respect. Not wear it in school and take it off when they get home.
originally posted by: imod02
One needs to read what he said very very carefully, by removing the law thats its Compusery means that all women and children not wearing headscarves can be seen as disrespecting islam and there fore can be attacked. So what he is doing is infact forcing people to wear headscarves. Never trust when dealing with islam
NO you are wrong, there is NO law on wearing a hijab in Indonesian schools and it was not mentioned in the cloud. The decision is made by the school/teachers, that's why the Governor was speaking to teachers, and not government or religious groups. It appears you used my word "Compulsory" in my final comments of the OP. You have not read the full post, cheers...
by removing the law thats its Compusery
originally posted by: tommo39
"I sure he will be hated by all the hardliners in islam and will be verbally if not physically attacked for his positive actions."
But wait, I thought Islam was the religion of peace??
Man, was I waaaaaaaay off....edit on 6-6-2016 by EternalShadow because: a correction
originally posted by: intrptr
Now, if we can only get Catholic schools to change their oppressive dress code.
What a happier world it would be.
originally posted by: tothetenthpower
a reply to: ParanoidCovKid
There are far more moderate Muslims than there are extremist ones.
Do you ever fault the Pentecostal Christians for making their women wear dresses and never ever cut their hair? Same kind of control that you are railing against here.
and that's entirely part of 'Western civilisation'.
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: ketsuko
A uniform code is hardly unique to Catholic schools
So who cares about some scarves?
Oh right, its Muslim schools.