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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    We should be thankful POTUS didn't wear bell bottoms, a tie dye shirt and 5 inch platforms.

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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    Quote Originally Posted by Chainsaw View Post
    I am NO Moochelle Obama fan, but I detest the Saudi's and their disgusting human rights policies even more. Even though I know she did it out of ego, good for her.
    I'm going out to a tavern tomorrow for a morning whiskey, I'll be wearing a tent made by Omar.

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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    We should be thankful POTUS didn't wear bell bottoms, a tie dye shirt and 5 inch platforms.
    That would have been okay too. Apparently, sending a bust back to England will ruin our relationship with them, but violating cultural norms of an entire country won't. It's almost like people didn't actually get the second post in this thread. We know 11 people did. The others? Not so much.
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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorse View Post
    When you go to a foreign country-culture you show respect for their traditions.
    So, when they come to North America, they should take their head coverings off, right?

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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    What you say is true. What I say shows respect for the culture in which one is a guest.
    I see no reason why we should respect the subjugation of women.

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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    I know I'm late to this thread, but this conservative applauds that she didn't wear the headscarf. It's a tricky thing, on one hand she's a visitor to another country not her own and should play by their rules, that's what good guests do. But there are some rules that we, because of our own internal rules, just cannot follow.

    However, her clumsiness shows in the way she chose to do it. She should have worn a hat and explained that she was doing honor to Allah by covering her head, but would not bow to men who want only to subjugate women.

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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I know I'm late to this thread, but this conservative applauds that she didn't wear the headscarf. It's a tricky thing, on one hand she's a visitor to another country not her own and should play by their rules, that's what good guests do. But there are some rules that we, because of our own internal rules, just cannot follow.

    However, her clumsiness shows in the way she chose to do it. She should have worn a hat and explained that she was doing honor to Allah by covering her head, but would not bow to men who want only to subjugate women.
    It would have been funny if she had worn a University of Arkansas ball cap featuring their mascot. You know, as a token of respect.

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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrabaholic View Post
    So, when they come to North America, they should take their head coverings off, right?
    Are Christians offended by covered heads on women? They can't come here and stone their wives to death though, that rubs Christians the wrong way.

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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    This will blow over, but if you are going to someone's funeral to pay respects, shouldn't you respect them?
    This is typical Obama arrogance. Shouldn't be surprised anymore.

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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    Here's how a classy first lady dresses:

    headscarf-jackie-kennedy.jpg


    Not like the Obama's. They go to someone's funeral to pay respects, but act like a bunch of disrespectful idiots. I wonder if Barack brought his chewing gum as well?

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