Originally Posted by hhaddad
Actually what I have heard and seen in the french press it's being inforced and not only for driving but also on public transport and for going into banks etc.
I guess it works both ways, the west may ban such clothing for safety reasons, but then Muslim countries ban "our" clothing for their own modesty reasons, which to them is probably just as important!!
Maiden made an interesting point about who decides what clothing should be worn - religion or culture??? As I understand it, most religious rituals, clothing, ideologies etc come from ancient laws regarding the environment that they were living in at the time - religion was originally a form of policing and controlling the masses. Some religions have moved with the times, others havent for whatever reason - Thats not to belittle any of it, but I do feel that we ALL need to show a bit more respect for the values of the countries we choose to settle in be it alcohol, clothing, marriage... etc !!! Remember that old say "when in Rome...." well we're all guilty to an extent of not doing that and trying to change our surrounding to make them like "home"!!!! I guess the same for tourism and holidays, altho if Muslims and Egypt become too "strict" they will lose tourists - but the choice is theirs IMO
I suspect in a few generations time, we'll all have amalgamated into singing from the same song book and we'll find something else to argue about LOL. But it wont happen overnight