2 December, 2020

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Muslim Woman Appointed Norway’s Culture Minister

Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has appointed a Muslim woman as part of his government during a Cabinet reshufle this week.

Hadia Tajik has become the first ever Muslim cabinet member and youngest ever government minister in Norway. (Photo courtesy of The Nordic Page)

Hadia Tajik, 29, from Pakistani decent, was appointed on Friday as Norway’s minister of culture.

Hadia has become the first ever Muslim cabinet member and youngest ever government minister in the Scandinavian country.

The newly appointed minister of culture has already publicized her program for the upcoming months and highlighted that cultural diversity should become an undisputable part of Norway’s everyday life.

In 2009 she was elected as MP for the Norwegian Labour Party that represented Oslo.

Tajik had worked as journalist before she was made advisor to Minister of Justice, Knut Storberget between 2008 and 1009. During her service under Storberget the ministry of justice decided to allow police women to wear the hijab in the service, but the decision was quickly withdrawn after intense criticism from conservative parties and members of the government coalition.

Courtesy  Al Arabiya News

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    Good they got rid of this Hijab. It is said, when in Rome do as the Romans do. Good to see this young Lady in an attire common to all females in the world. She is also not sporting a face of a donkey as one of the concubines of PM?

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      GAMINI,
      WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM WITH MUSLIM WOMEN WEARING HIJAB.?
      MODESTY IS A VIRTUE. IF WOMEN ENJOY THE FREEDOM TO GO “HALF-NAKED”,WHY DENY THE SAME FREEDOM TO THE WOMAN WHO WANTS TO BE COVERED.
      THE HIJAB IS NOT AN OPTION FOR A MUSLIM WOMAN, BUT MANDATORY.

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        Ayman, if you believe God created the woman, he created her naked and not with the clothes on. Beauty is meant to be admired. I believe in modesty and prefer a more decently dressed attire which is Universally accepted by all and not being covered totally unseen, nor exposing vulgarly either. I am totally opposed to any Religion sporting a dress for false purity. Therefore schools and societies that are mixed should not allow different dress codes, just to pacify or propergate a faith. IT IS WRONG. If any Muslim is lliving outside their domain, you better dress accordingly or get back to your origins, the Beduin life. We have no objection. Just because I am a Native of Sri Lanka, I can not sport myself in an ‘AMUDE’ here or elsewhere. I believe you must get rid of your ‘Amude Mentality’ as some one said in a blog.

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          GAMINI, WHO TOLD YOU, THAT YOU CANNOT BE IN AN “AMUDE” HAVE YOU SEEN THE DRESS OF A CHRISTIAN NUN ? DO YOU KNOW THAT CHRISTIAN
          WOMEN COVER THEIR HEAD IN CHURCH.
          WELL COMING TO BUDDHISM,IT WAS ONLY LAST NIGHT THE BUDDHIST PRIEST ON TNL COMMENTED ON THE DRESS OF WOMEN AND SAID WHY CANNOT ALL WOMEN BE LIKE MUSLIM WOMEN WHO DO NOT EXPOSE THEIR BODY.
          NOT TO OBSERVE HIJAB, BUT TO COVER THEMSELVES PROPERLY.
          HE WENT ON TO SAY IT IS THE DRESS OF WOMEN, THE CAUSE FOR ALL THESE CASES OF SEXUAL ABUSE.
          WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS DRESS SCANTILY.?
          FOR YOUR INFORMATION BEDOUIN WOMEN COVER EVEN THEIR FACES.

          The Bedouin women usually wear brightly coloured long dresses but when they go outside they dress in an ‘abaya’ (a thin, long black coat sometimes covered with shiny embroidery) and they will always cover their head and hair when they leave their house with a ‘tarha’ (a black, thin shawl). Traditionally a woman’s face was hidden behind a highly decorated ‘burqa’ah’ but this is now only seen with the older generations. The younger generations cover their face simply with their ‘tarha’ (shawl).

          GAMINI, DO NOT TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU DO NOT KNOW.

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          Ayman why is it that not only women but even men cover themselves totally as Bedouins because of the freak conditions in the desert. Therefore to be dressed outside when the requirement is not there, but attributing it to Religion is foolishness. Christians covering their heads in Church is understood to avoid distraction but can not be compared to Muslim females being made to wear the Hijab all the time and trying to violate the dress codes established in other societies. Just because the Clerics wear dresses different from the laity does not mean that it could be enforced on others as well. So Ayman a Buddhist Priest made your day by his reference to Hijab in his Bana Talk? Very enlightening indeed.

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          gamini

          Whether the Muslim women wear their Hijabs on a voluntary basis or the men folks force them is a matter for the Muslim scholars to determine.

          I support pro choice hence I have no problem with Hijab or without it, if it is one of many choices for women.

          You ought to factor climate in Arab world into your consideration. The Hijab provides defense against all types of weather.

          You also have to consider whether Muslims who live outside Arab world are following Islam or Arab culture. Hijabisation of all women could be considered as Arab cultural imperialism through back door.

          Most women in half Hijab actually look beautiful. Don’t you think wearing Hijab also some kind of fashion statement?

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        These are not facts – then tell me why there are some regions in Turkey are not welcome when a woman is wearing a hijab ?

        Banning of headscarves

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headscarf_controversy_in_Turkey#Banning_of_headscarves

        A Turkish woman wearing a form of traditional headscarf
        With a constitutional principle of official secularism, the Turkish government has traditionally banned women who wear headscarves from working in the public sector. The ban applies to teachers, lawyers, parliamentarians and others working on state premises. The ban on headscarves in the civil service and educational and political institutions was expanded to cover non-state institutions. Female lawyers and journalists who refused to comply with the ban were expelled from public buildings such as courtrooms and universities.[4]
        In late 1970s and early 1980s, the number of university students wearing headscarves increased substantially and in 1984, the first widespread application of headscarf ban came into effect at the universities, but throughout 1980s and 1990s, the ban was not uniformly enforced and many students were able to graduate. The headscarf ban in public spaces, including schools and universities (public and private), courts of law, government offices and other official institutions, is only for students, workers and public servants. Hence, mothers of pupils or visitors have no problems at all entering the primary schools, but they would not be able to work as teachers. Similarly, at the courts of law, the ban only involves judges, attorneys, lawyers and other workers. Wearing headscarves in photos on official documents like licenses, passports, and university enrollment documents is also prohibited. Universities and schools refused registering women students unless they submit ID photographs with bared hair and neck.[5]
        A regulation in, 16 July 1982 specified that: the clothing and appearances of personnel working at public institutions; the rule that female civil servants’ head must be uncovered.
        An interpretation of this law in 1997 extended the ban to the wearing of headscarves in all universities in Turkey.[6] The debate over headscarves in universities has been the most contentious of all and has been an important element in the politics of Turkey since 2000.[7]

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          ASK THE TURKS?

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    The hijab is to prevent men lusting after women who expose faces,and,parts of their bodies,as they are thus sexually aroused.

    But women who see men with uncovered faces,limbs and torsos – in gyms,clubs,beaches,bars,shopping districts,even offices etc. also will be sexually aroused.
    But, men are not compelled to wear a “hijab” like attire.
    This is totally unjust.

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      Justice, this Hijab is an invention of the Muslim Males to hide their women. These Muslim males who force the hijab on their females are nothing but Chauvinists.

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        GAMINI, IN ISLAM THERE IS A DRESS CODE EVEN FOR MEN AND ALL THESE ARE GOD MADE LAWS NOT MAN MADE.THERE ARE MUSLIM WOMEN AND WOMEN
        WHO VIOLATE IT, BUT THEN THEY HAVE TO FACE THE CONSEQUENCES ONE DAY.
        IF YOU LIKE TO SEND YOUR WOMEN EXPOSED AND NAKED FEEL FREE TO DO IT
        MODESTY IS A VIRTUE
        I AM NOT HERE TO GIVE YOU AN ISLAMIC LESSON, BUT LET ME TELL YOU DECENT SINHALESE BUDDHISTS,CHRISTIANS AND HINDUS WILL AGREE WITH ME.
        NOW DECENCY IS NOT THE NORM. THAT IS THE PROBLEM.

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          Ayman pardon me for saying this. This hijab became fashionable to the Muslims recently. I remember this was not the case of Muslim women in the past say about fifty to sixty years ago. The Muslim women wore saree and covered there heads with the same saree. This is a fact. Now you claim that in Islam there is a dress code that is God made. For your information when man lived in the Savana hunting, he was almost nude. Leave alone cloths which were discovered much later by man, there was no Allah even at that time. You say the Muslim Women and men who violate the dress code will have to face the consequences one day. When is this day? You conclude that now decency is not the Norm, that is the problem. Absolutely now all are covered with Hijabs, Cassocks, Robes committing all the villany under cover.

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    NOW PORK WILL BE BAN IN THE PARLIAMENT CANTEEN

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    Gamini, I think you are too stupid to understand wahat Islam is about, read about Islam before commenting.

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