The Nomad Mum's Diary: Analysis of Hijab II - Changing Times

Friday, June 15, 2007

Analysis of Hijab II - Changing Times

Many in the Middle East feel that the 400 years of Ottoman occupation were the Dark Ages for Islam and the Arab world in general, and much of the ill-treatment of women does go back to practices of that era with its rigid interpretations of Islamic teachings and whims of the sultans enforced as the wishes of Allah. The result was that by the time the Turks had relinquished their iron grip on the countries of the region at the end of the first World War, women had lost many of the rights that... Sign in to see full entry.

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