Flashcards in For Religious Clothing Deck (24):
Do they feel victimised when they wear religious dress?
What should all religions be allowed to do?
To voice their opinions
Who's choice is it to wear religious clothing/symbols?
Their own choice
What is their duty?
It is their duty to dress modestly as it is their religious obligation
Why are more women converting to Islam in the UK?
They feel they're treated with respect and equality
When they wear religious dress what don't they have to worry about?
Who's will is it for them to wear religious clothing/symbols?
What did the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone say about the issue of religious dress?
"...that a powerful man can say to a completely powerless woman. I think you should take off your veil, I think it is completely wrong and insensitive."
What don't women want people to see which is why they cover their face?
Their beauty as that can lead sexual advancement
Is sexual advancement the persons fault?
It is not the person's fault but the offenders fault
Who is given the least protection?
Christian's are given the least protection than other religions in society
What have other faiths, not Christianity, been given?
Special status for garments and symbols such as the Sikh kirpan and turban, and the Islamic hijab/burkha
What have people come to realise if they ban the burkha?
If they ban the burkha where will the bans stop?
What can't you ban?
The majority of the time why do people wear the burkha?
It's their choice, nobody is making them doing it
What do people feel religious dress does for people?
Brings them happiness
Why do people wear their religious dress in Islam? Who does it bring them closer to?
They wear the burkha as the prophet Muhammad's wives wore respectable, decent clothing and by wearing the same they are brought closer to their prophet
Are women and men equal in society?
What does wearing religious clothing such as the burkha/niqab reduce?
What does the Qur'an asks?
It asks women to dress respectably and to cover their bodies
What aren't you allowed to do in British society?
The call to prayer which is a strict teaching in Islam, therefore they are being restricted in their teachings/faith
What should there be no more of?
Bullying or discriminating against women
How is freedom obstructed?