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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Mark my words..

..this could happen in Egypt if the MB took over. Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's government has endorsed a university's ruling that requires non-Muslim women to wear headscarves on its campuses, a report said on Wednesday. The minister in charge of national unity, Maximus Ongkili, said the decision by the International Islamic University earlier this year was not a religious one, but merely part of university procedures. "As the rule was approved by the university senate, it is not religious in nature but a matter of uniforms that must be followed. It does not breach basic human rights," Ongkili was quoted as saying in the Star daily. National Unity, ehh? Fantastic.


At 10/30/2005 03:32:00 AM, Blogger egyptiansally said...

what in the world?

At 10/30/2005 04:02:00 AM, Blogger programmer craig said...

If non-muslim women are stupid enough to attend a islamic private university then I have no problem with them being required to follow muslim traditions.

At 10/30/2005 04:05:00 AM, Blogger The Sandmonkey said...

Craig, you didn't read the article. The University is not private. It's government funded!

"The government-funded International Islamic University has three campuses around Malaysia.

Its board includes representatives from the governments of Pakistan, Libya, Egypt, the Maldives, Bangladesh and Turkey, as well as the Organisation of the Islamic Conference."

At 10/30/2005 06:32:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the MB ever take over egypt (God forbid) it will spell the end.
Picture your worst nightmare as illogical issues take over & multiply it by 10 then you will realse that your nightmare was sweet after all.

At 10/30/2005 06:54:00 AM, Blogger programmer craig said...

My bad, Sam... my Yankee thinking kicked in and I assumed a religious school must be private. I keep forgetting secularism isn't the norm, in this world :o


At 10/30/2005 08:13:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would go insane if anyone forced me to wear a headscarf. Some women will rise up in protest. Others will take their lumps with a good side dish of inferiority complex.



At 10/30/2005 11:07:00 AM, Blogger Highlander said...

that is the stupidest decision I ever heard from Malaysia.


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