ANSAmed August 28 2008
The MPs of the Islamic block, which represent the majority
in the National Assembly, want to force Nuraya Al Sabih, Education Minister, and Moudhi
Al Homoud, House Minister, to wear the hijab, "in respect of the Islamic dictates".
Clarifying that the request "is not a matter of extremism", MP
Mohammad al Kandari insisted today from the pages of
daily Kuwait Times that "according to Islam and according to
The other section of the Parliament answered that "in a
democracy such as
At the time, the president of the Parliament had supported the Minister, saying that the regulation of the Assembly does not explicitly mention the obligation to wear the veil. The controversy, however, is still raging. The women of the oil Emirate became protagonists of the political life with full rights in 2005, with the clause that they comply with the dictates of the Islamic law.
This indication, however, does not specify which behaviours are acceptable and which are considered disrespectful or improper.
Posted August 28th, 2008 by hd
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