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Report: Wear veils, Iraqi Muslim cleric warns Christian women

May 31, 2007

From Catholic News Agency:

Christian women in Iraq are being warned that they must wear the Islamic head scarf or face punishment, the Middle Eastern news agency AINA reports.

AINA says that the influential Iraqi Shi’ite leader Moqtada al Sadr has issued a statement calling upon all women, Muslim or Christian, to wear the traditional Islamic veil. Those women who refuse to obey this order should be confined to their homes, the radical Muslim cleric said. Al Sadr’s order could be enforced by the Mahdi militia group that he commands.

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One Comment
  1. I had an American friend who grew up in the Middle East. She had to wear the hijab.

    Many things are distubing about this, but wouldn’t women in the US Military become of particular concern?

    Just a thought

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