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The origin of the burqa

 
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Angela



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:48 pm    Post subject: The origin of the burqa Reply with quote

It would be a good thing to remind today's burqa wearers of the origin of the burqa - maybe they'd dress differently!

The burqa comes from the Cult of Astarté in ancient Mesopotamia.

To honor the Goddess of carnal love, all women without exception had to prostitute themselves once a year in the sacred woods surrounding the Goddess' temples. So as not to be recognized, high society women took to veiling themselves completely.

And do not forget this:

Mustapha Kemal, aka Atatürk, first president of Turkey from 1923 to 1938, found the right trick to shut up the era's integrists.

He had put an end to the wearing of the burqa with a very simple law, applicable immediately:

All Turkish women have a right to wear whatever clothes they want. BUT prostitutes must wear the burqa.

The next day, there was not a burqa to be seen in Turkey...

That law is still in effect!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:53 pm    Post subject: The origin of the burqa Reply with quote

Heh heh - I bet none of those burqa wearers parading around know that!!! Wby isn't this more common knowledge?

The men who make their women wear the burqa wouldn't be thrilled if they knew only prostitutes were supposed to - in fact, had to - wear it. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:18 am    Post subject: German leader refuses to wear hijab Reply with quote

http://nypost.com/2016/12/14/german-leader-insults-saudi-arabia-by-refusing-to-wear-hijab/

German leader ‘insults’ Saudi Arabia by refusing to wear hijab
New York Post

Germany’s defense minister refused to wear a traditional head covering during her visit with a Saudi Arabian prince, arguing that women have as much right as men do to wear whatever they choose.

Ursula von der Leyen declined to wear a hijab — a veil traditionally worn by Muslim women — or an abaya, a full-length robe, when she met with Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman al Saud in the Saudi capital of Riyadh last Wednesday, according to Sputnik International news.

“The right to choose your own clothing is a right shared by men and women alike. It annoys me, when women are to be pushed into the Abaya,” Das Bild reported Leyen as saying.

When pictures of Leyen, minus a hijab, hit social media, some Saudis went on Twitter to blast her.

“The German Defense Minister: not wearing the hijab in Saudi was deliberate. This is an insult to Saudi Arabia,” read one tweet.

Leyen, decked out in a crisp dark pantsuit, said she “respects the customs and traditions of the country. [In Germany] one is free to choose his or her attire accordingly,” Sputnik reported.

The incident comes after German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently called for a ban on wearing burkas in her country.

“With us, the rule is: Show your face, that’s why the full veil is not appropriate, it should be banned,” Merkel has said.
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