Monday, July 19, 2010

What? Where?

I'm just not sure what to make of this story:

"The Syrian minister of higher education has prohibited the entrance of veiled female students into universities and colleges throughout the country, news agencies reported Sunday.

Dr. Ghitath Barakat explained that the donning of face veils, which cover everything but the woman's eyes, "opposes the morals and values of the academy".

Syria?

Well, if nothing else, let this serve as a reminder that Muslims are no more all the same than Christians. Christians are not all child abusing priests, and Muslims are not all crazed terrorists.

Who knew?

And this just in:

On the other hand:

"GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – There are few pleasures left for Gaza's 1.5 million people, squeezed by both a blockade and Hamas efforts to impose its strict Muslim lifestyle. And women here just lost another one.

Gaza's Hamas rulers have banned women from smoking water pipes in cafes, sending plainclothes agents through popular beachside spots Sunday to enforce the edict."

Yeah, just like Christian right wingers- a lot of them are jackasses. I hope all of those liberals who are so strongly supportive of these brave Hamas freedom fighters will take a moment to think about what kind of world they are helping to create.

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