Tuesday, June 23, 2009
KEMAL ATATURK - ONLY PROSTITUTES MUST WEAR VEIL
Anyone visiting modern Turkey today finds it hard to believe that just 80 years ago the majority of women hid their faces behind veils. The unveiling of Turkish women was achieved in a few short years through the paradoxical solution of one man — KEMAL ATATURK, Turkey's revolutionary leader. As women were reluctant to show their faces, Ataturk issued an edict that read "prostitutes must wear veils". This problem was solved paradoxically: not by forbidding veils, but by permitting them, albeit for a special group.
Pervez Musharraf sometimes used to get into apoplectic fits in his desire to show his affinity with Ataturk, but in reality most of the Islamic countries and their leaders live in 14th century.
Nicholas Sarkozy has only followed on the traditions of Kemal Ataturk. He said: "The problem of the burka is not a religious problem, it's a problem of liberty and women's dignity. It's not a religious symbol, but a sign of subservience and debasement. I want to say solemnly, the burka is not welcome in France. In our country, we can't accept women prisoners behind a screen, cut off from all social life, deprived of all identity. That's not our idea of freedom."
And he is right !!
DANIEL PIPES in his blog: PROSTITUTES HAD TO WEAR HIJAB 7000 YEARS AGO
Prostitutes dedicated to the fertility Goddess were working at the Temples of the fertility Goddess in Canaan. There were also male priests wearing woman's clothes in these Temples. Priestesses working as prostitutes, and homosexual males were present in the Temples in Sumer. These prostitutes had to cover their heads. It is known also that in the earlier periods there were whores among the Jews who were having sexual intercourse in the name of God. That is why God in Deuteronomy 23:17 orders: "There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel." There is another order from God in Deuteronomy 23:18: "You shall not bring the hire of a whore....into the house of the Lord your God." These Jewish prostitutes used to cover their faces and their bodies with a veil. Veil originated for women in Sumer and it was their compulsory duty to have "sex" to worship the mother goddess. One can see same tradition of prostituting for goddess- in Greeks and Romans and for this the women have to take veil and thus one can understand the use of veil by women.
The veil is thus a symbol of prostitution sanctioned by a religion some 7000 years back.
The burqua (hijab /veil) I understand is donned as a means of protection yet comes through as being a symbol of subservience - often raising in the public consciousness questions like :
a) Are these women so ugly that they hide their faces?
b) Are these men afraid that their women will run off with other men ? Thus need to shield their faces from the stares of other men!
Are their women so weak that will respond to anyone who makes an overture or an advance?
And the men reveal their insecurity in the low confidence they display in their own ability to "protect their women".