Thursday, June 5, 2008

Muslim women in Turkey forbidden to wear headscarves!

Court Annuls Turkish Headscarf Bill

The Constitutional Court, the highest judicial body, said
lifting the headscarf ban was contrary to three articles in the
constitution, including article two that specifies that Turkey
is a secular republic. Turkey is also 99 percent Muslim.

The AK Party says the right to wear the headscarf at
university is a personal and religious freedom. Secularists see
it as a symbol of political Islam.

"If Turkey is a secular, democratic state, we must all
respect the (court's) decisions. The ruling states the
obvious," military chief General Yasar Buyukanit told

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