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Join Date: Dec 2005
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I really love the outfits that girls in #496 are wearing! They look so put together, stylish, and still following their religious beliefs. So wonderful to see. This might sound like a stereotype or something but pretty much all the muslim girls at my school have impeccable style. I have so much respect for how they make everything look so chic.
And The Ida, I completely understand what you mean in your last post. I'm torn at times too about what to do when visiting a foreign country. I suppose the best thing to do is do some research about the place you are going to find out what is expected of tourists and then choose to wear a headscarf or not. As for Turkey, from what I've herd it's pretty liberal for the most part so I don't think locals would frown upon you for not wearing a hijab (well except for when you are visiting a Mosque... thats a must!). But it also depends where you travel in each country because in some places people care more then others.
Well, as you said it dépends very much on in which country you go to visit ...
For instance, if you go to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, I suggest that you were a Niqab in public ... But, then in the compounds you can do whatever you want ... People in private are more free than the clichés ....
But, for instance, if you go to Qatar, UAE or Bahrein (probably things have changed since last time I visited Bahrein) you don't have to wear any Niqab or Hijab or veil - if you are not Muslim. Just respect the values of these countries and do not wear short shorts and décolleté in public or in malls. I remember I was very shocked by some foreign teenagers hanging in malls in Dubai. They were wearing make-up outrageously and short skirts I have never even seen in Europe (but here in the USA the short short shorts seem ok ... For a country where Topless may shock, I don't understand how 13yrs old girls may wear such tiny shorts, sometimes they look like panties ! The worst is when they are seating in the metro ! OMG ! But I guess that's just a trend when you're a teen girl) ...
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