Daily quote – June the 7th

”I see Turkey’s future as being in Europe, as one of many prosperous, tolerant, democratic countries.” – Orhan Pamuk Advertisements

Daily quote – June the 2nd

”So I went to English school, secondary English school, so forget going to Mecca for my religious education.” – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi 

Daily quote – April the 11th

”I know that even a successful war against Iraq will require a US occupation of undetermined length, at undetermined cost, with undetermined consequences. I know that an invasion of Iraq without a clear rationale and without strong international support will only fan the flames of the Middle East, and encourage the worst, rather than best, … Continue reading

Daily quote – April the 3th

”Somebody was asking me the other day – President Bush is now talking about freedom for the Arab world. I say, well, that’s great. I was talking about that fifty years ago.” – Lakhdar Brahimi

Diversity – Women Clothing #5 – Queen of Netherlands criticised for wearing a headscarf

Here’s an example of a discussion that has started about hijab in Holland. The Dutch Queen, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, wore a headscarf when visiting the U.A.E. out of ”religious respect”. Party for Freedom-leader Geert Wilders stated he thinks that the Queen gives off a wrong signal by doing so. He fears that by … Continue reading

Diversity – Women clothing #3 – Burqa Ban in Europe

As said in this blog and  in this one, there has been a lot of debate about the question whether or not women should be allowed to wear certain forms of hijab. Should it be legislated to wear a headscarf, burqa or niqab in public? I will try to give you a brief overview of … Continue reading

Diversity – Women Clothing #2 – The Burqa Ban

I was just wondering, what is your opinion? Is it right that the burqa and other forms of hijab are being banned in some European countries? This Italian minister clearly doesn’t see any point in doing so. (More information about this laws will be posted here tomorrow) Related blogs: – Diversity – Women clothing – … Continue reading

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