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Khaled Yasin is an American Convert to Islam, he's based in the UK. He runs the Islamic teaching institute. This speech of his was made after the row in the UK media about allowing Muslim women the right to wear headscarves and loose garments in public.
The point of this speech can be broaden to cover more issues that the subject matter, note my emphasis!
The wearing of the head scarf seems to have become a major aggravation; why should women who wish to wear a veil (or head scarf) have become such a source of aggravation today?... I mean, if a naked woman walked in this room here (meaning wearing a bikini or a G string) she would have the right…let's say three or four of them walked in, we would be astonished but we couldn't say anything because it is accepted by the society to wear G string in public. And there are some beaches in this country and some places in this country where you got some people called them selves naturalists. You know what they are; I don’t have to tell you, they believe that they have to walk around all the time naked. We can't make a judgment call, because according to the legislation, they have the right… in fact, there was a man who was running all across the UK for three month naked. For three month with nothing but a hat and pair of boots on. … can you imagine a man running through a village with only a hat and pair of boots? *joking*…only because he's a naturalist and this is his constitutional right, and for three month nobody could say anything about it. ..Well, I say that in a society that people are allowed to express themselves that way, why should there be a problem about Muslim women choosing the preference to cover their heads, be it in the schools or otherwise, or to cover their bodies with loose garments. Why should it be such an uproar? Why there is a need for the media to assault and say 'Muslims want to take over our society' or 'Muslims want to impose their values upon us' … well I want to remind them that until 15 or 20 years ago, the nuns in the church, the catholic church, they had to wear it (head scarf).. is this right or wrong? ..and just recently, the catholic church has relaxed, the uniform code of the nun now they can show a low cleavage. They can wear a little bit of *shiekh draws a V around his chest to resemble the low cleavage*.. put the cross right there in the middle, they don’t have to wear a head piece anymore, and they can show a little bit of thigh. *joking again* ..well that's their right, we couldn't say anything about that, but when I went to church when I was 17 years old, all the nuns were looking like how the sisters (Muslim women) are dressed today! … so societies change, but why should our values have to change? ..those Muslim ladies who want to wear a head scarf and want to wear a loose clothing they're doing so because God said so, not because their husbands said so, not because they're Arabs or Indonesians or Malaysians or Africans. No, they are doing it because god said so, so if our religion, which is the same religion of Abraham and Moses and Jesus and John the Baptist, we have the same religion, and we are monotheistic people basically. Just like Jews and Christians. Taking our scripture from the same source, and we can see, and the history of our religion shows that women dressed this way consistently, then why it is an aberration because our women want to wear that today. What do they our women to do? Do they want all our women to take off their head scarves and all put on G strings? *Joking again* would that be like 'now you are all the same, oh, now it is OKAY!' …no , we say it is not okay! And we say that we as Muslims have the right to preserve what we see as decent and dignified clothing and appearance. And we think that we are fortifying, we think that we are making a good moral contribution, and we think that we are doing something that will support the morals, the principles and the status of women in this society. We say that's what we think we're doing. And do we have the constitutional right to do what we consider as a moral contribution to the fiber of this society based on our religion? Of course we do! And we don’t have to apologize, and if somebody wants to know. If we are unable to explain, then we do not have to explain. But what we should is: the people of the media or the people of the government who feel they don’t understand what's going on, we should send them to those people who are qualified to expound upon this issue in a dignified, educated way. So that people wouldn't think somehow or another that all these women wearing headscarves got an AK 47 underneath their scarves, or they got a bomb, they are coming inside somewhere with a bomb! *joking* you know, stereotypes. But the issue is, to the Muslim women in particular; you do not have to explain to anybody why you are dressed the way you are dressing, just like when others, who would undress, do not have to explain to anybody why they are undressed….