October 28, 2006

Veiled Insult

From Veiled Insult:

If Western tourists can wear sarongs in Balinese temples to show respect for the locals, so too can religious Muslim women show respect for the children they teach and the customers they serve by leaving their head scarves on, but removing their full-faced veils. It isn't religious discrimination or anti-Muslim bias to tell her that she must be polite to the natives and respect the local customs.