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Women's rights in Islam[edit]

Quick question: what percentage of Muslim countries have elected female heads of state or women to high positions of power (weight by population)? I think the answer to this question will be very helpful when discussing this matter. Mr. Anon (talk) 04:35, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

The only example of a female head of government in a Muslim country that springs to mind immediately is Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan, who was assassinated a few years ago. Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 04:43, 3 June 2012 (UTC)
TOW has a list. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 04:46, 3 June 2012 (UTC)
don't forget Kadisha and Aiesha.--Green mowse.pngGodotWhen I graduated, Cognative Science of Religion didn't even exist! now it's everywhere 04:53, 3 June 2012 (UTC)
Are you talking about Khadijah and Aisha, Muhammad's wives? Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 05:06, 3 June 2012 (UTC)
As I thought. The three most populous Islamic countries have elected female heads of state. Plus India, which has a huge Muslim population. And the United States, champion of equality over those primitive Muslim countries, has yet to see one. Mr. Anon (talk) 04:55, 3 June 2012 (UTC)
Note:I'm not saying radical Islam does not have problems when it comes to women's rights. I am, however, debunking the idea that Islam is inherently hostile to women. Mr. Anon (talk) 04:59, 3 June 2012 (UTC)
Most of the nastier attitudes to women in Islamic countries come from pre-Islamic customs rather than Islam; compare with the European witch-hunts, which drew largely on pagan beliefs even though they were justified by Christian insistence on orthodoxy. This is, I think, the reason why, of the countries on Wikipedia's list, none are culturally Arabic. Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 05:04, 3 June 2012 (UTC)
Also you must take into account that some women actually prefer to wear a full covering in the same way that I like to wear a banned hoody when I go shopping in South Croydon shopping malls for hoodies!!. This is not an Islamic issue. Where does liberty and oppression merge? Dirk Steele (talk) 03:00, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

Islamic veils in general[edit]

The term "burqa" is often used about other veils and headscarves (niqab, hijab, etc, although the difference between these is not entirely clear-cut) and the article does explain that. Is burqa now a sufficiently general noun to cover all these? Assuming the article covers all these coverings (which is sensible rather than having separate articles), is it better to keep at burqa or rename it to something more general? Some rewriting might also be good if the article is intended to cover all Islamic face and hair coverings. --Annanoon (talk) 08:52, 16 May 2019 (UTC)