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  Clothing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 19th-century Europe, artists and writers lived la vie de Bohème and dressed to shock: George Sand in men's clothing, female emancipationists in bloomers, male artists in velvet waistcoats and gaudy neckcloths.
For example, many Muslim women wear a head or body covering ( hijab, bourqa or burka, chador, abaya) that proclaims their status as respectable women.
Religious clothing might be be considered a special case of occupational clothing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Clothing   (2215 words)

 Muslim religious dress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
There is no special dress for the muezzin, who calls to prayer, nor for the imam who leads prayers in the mosque and delivers a talk or sermon.
The Saudi Arabian version of modest dress is composed of abaya or loose robe, hijab or headcovering, and niqab or face veil.
In many Muslim countries, women are expected only to cover the body (long-sleeved dresses or blouses, long dresses or pants) and to wear a scarf over their hair.
www.encyclopedia-1.com /m/mu/muslim_religious_dress.html   (556 words)

Religious believers are often sad to see that people disagree with the churches' perspectives on spiritual, "eternal" beliefs by concerns they consider to be based on limited and transitory features (given the potential for an afterlife).
Muslims, like the Jews, differ with the Christians as to the divinity and 'sonship' of Jesus, but accept the Virgin Birth as a miracle of God.
Religious beliefs: animism – deism – henotheism – maltheism – monotheism – pantheism – panentheism – polytheism – theism – universism
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/r/re/religion.html   (6634 words)

 Muslim girl loses challenge to British school ban on religious dress
LONDON - A 15-year-old British schoolgirl who went to court after being told she couldn't wear traditional Muslim dress in the classroom lost a legal bid Tuesday to overturn the ban.
She went to the High Court, arguing she was being denied her right to education and to manifest her religious beliefs.
Judge Sir Hugh Bennett ruled that the school's dress code was a ``reasoned, balanced, proportionate policy'' and that Begum's human rights had not been violated.
www.freep.com /news/latestnews/pm20253_20040615.htm   (351 words)

 BBC NEWS | Talking Point | South Asian Debates | Should Singapore allow religious dress in schools?
Religious freedom is the right of every individual in the society and as much as headscarves are concerned they are not the danger or threat to any society in any sense.
The effects of banning religious dress in schools will be counterproductive in the quest for "racial harmony" because those who have been restricted in the practice of their religion will feel discriminated against.
If Muslim girls are allowed to wear their headscarves in Singaporean schools, I have a feeling that the natural curiosity of children will kick in, allowing for greater racial harmony in the future.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/talking_point/debates/south_asian/1803073.stm   (4632 words)

 France to Ban Pupils' Religious Dress
Muslim headscarves and other religious symbols are almost certain to be banned from French schools and public buildings after a specially appointed commission told the government yesterday that legislation was needed to defend the secular nature of the state.
In a gesture of respect to "all spiritual options", however, the report said the Jewish and Muslim holy days of Yom Kippur and Eid should be made official school holidays, and companies should consider ways of allowing employees to take off the religious holiday of their choice.
It is not currently illegal to wear religious symbols in French state schools, which are considered the cornerstone of the republic and a place where its core values must be transmitted and enforced.
www.buzzle.com /editorials/12-11-2003-48510.asp   (813 words)

A friend of mind has witnessed the pendulum of dress- code hysteria swing from one extreme to another, all in the course of seeing his son and then his grandson be called onto the principal's carpet.
In the mid-1960s, the son was hauled in by school disciplinarians for the offense of having "long hair." In 1992, the grandson was disciplined for having "too-short hair," a possible sign (said the school authorities) of involvement with skinheads, devil-worshippers, or gangs.
Dress codes have become a perennial favorite of those who are searching for a panacea to tightened school budgets, striking teachers, wavering test results and other legitimate problems.
www.skepticfiles.org /american/24aug95.htm   (2901 words)

The generally tolerant relationship among religions in society contributed to religious freedom in principle; however, a sharp debate continued over the country's definition of "secularism," the proper role of religion in society, and the potential influence of the country's small minority of Islamists.
In addition to the country's Sunni Muslim majority, there are an estimated 5 to 12 million Alevis, followers of a belief system that incorporates aspects of both Shi'a and Sunni Islam and draws on the traditions of other religions found in Anatolia as well.
Some religious groups, such as the Baha'i, allege that they are not permitted to state their religion on their cards because their religion is not included among the options; they have made their concerns known to the Government.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/irf/2004/35489.htm   (4967 words)

 Education | Muslim pupil wins religious dress ruling
A Muslim girl today won her battle to wear traditional "head-to-toe" dress in the classroom after the court of appeal ruled her school had acted unlawfully in barring her.
The British Muslim community is a diverse community in terms of the interpretation and understanding of their faith and its practice.
The general scretary of the National Union of Teachers, Steve Sinnott, said it was important that schools respected the religious traditions of the communities represented among their pupils.
education.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,5138698-110908,00.html   (940 words)

 Religious Movements in the United States (Miller)
This religious diversity has been around for a long time, thanks in significant part to the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guarantees that no religion will have governmental endorsement and that all Americans are free to practice the religions of their choice.
It came to be generally used to describe a movement that was at least potentially destructive to its members or to society at large, one that in effect abused (or took advantage of) its members and engaged in unethical practices of various sorts.
Many people, they point out, experience religious conversion and develop deep commitment to their newfound faiths, and the implications of the term “brainwashing” (which was popularized to describe psychological manipulation of prisoners of war by Communists during the Korean War) make it inappropriate for describing the conversion process.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /essays/miller2003.htm   (5149 words)

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This is clearly a method to target Muslim religious dress.
Muslim women often wear the bandannas now in replace of the Islamic headscarf.
The French aren’t banning Muslim religious signs because they believe “all Muslims are responsible for 9-11.” France is the least likely place to do this.
www.faithfreedom.org /oped/AmberPawlik40124.htm   (551 words)

 International Religious Freedom Report 2002: Turkey
Approximately 98 percent of the population is Muslim, the majority of whom are Sunni.
Although religious affiliation is listed on national identity cards, there is no official discrimination based upon religious persuasion.
Some religious groups, such as the Baha'i, allege that they are not permitted to state their religion on their cards because no category exists; they have made their concerns known to the Government.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/irf/2002/13986.htm   (3636 words)

 Why Critical Strutiny of Islam is an Utmost Necessity
On the orthodox Islamic view, Muslims are obliged to infiltrate that land, proselytize, and procreate until their numbers increase, and finally engage in warfare to conquer the original inhabitants and impose Islam upon them.
Belying claims that religious zeal makes human beings pure and honest, the most zealously religious Muslim nations are almost invariably the most corrupt.
What we need is to educate Muslims about the real Islam, about its historical sources and the limits of its wisdom—just as adherents of other world religions have been educated in the last few centuries.
www.secularhumanism.org /library/fi/mirza_22_2.htm   (1679 words)

 religious dress --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Later religious dress of Judaism after the fall of the Temple in AD 70 reflects usages that predate that event but were continued in Judaism at the synagogue.
A distinction is made between the insignia of ecclesiastical and sacerdotal office in the hierarchy and the functionally and symbolically significant liturgical robes.
The word dress is closely related to the word clothing, yet the two words are used in somewhat different ways.
www.britannica.com /eb/article?tocId=66458&ref=news1204   (632 words)

 In the Red Zone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The stories are gruesome--mass executions at the university, corpses torn apart in the street by feral dogs, the legless torso of a man lying in a gutter, his face staring wide-eyed at passersby too terrified to move or bury him.
Muslim dignity restored, the man returns to oggling the video vixens in their chadorless abandon, hair, limbs, hips moving with the freedom Iraqi women experience only in their dreams.
These are the unwritten, unlegislated and unchallengeable "social" and "religious" norms that have an iron grip on the city.
www.redzoneblog.com   (9995 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Muslim schoolgirl defends right to religious dress
Mr Justice Bennett said the school was entitled to limit Muslim students to wearing the shalwar kameez, consisting of trousers and tunic.
Miss Booth said the jilbab was not considered to be an extreme form of dress code observance, but was recognised by many Muslims as a requirement for their religion.
She said: "The question of modestly dressed females is not a quirky culture thing, it is recognised as a genuine manifestation of religious belief."
www.guardian.co.uk /religion/Story/0,2763,1377602,00.html   (674 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Though I'm not the most practising of Muslims myself, I actually respect her for coming on TV, in front of Millions of ppl to stand up for her Islamic belief, well done Shabana.
she has been wearing this type of dress for some time and for you to say 'lets hope she don't fall over and attempt to sue the school' is infantile.
in some schools the boys are dressed in a smart pair of trousers, shirt, jumper and/or blazer and the girls are dressed up in a peadophiles fantasy and yet little or nothing is said of this.
www.blackchat.co.uk /theblackforum/forum32/9282.html   (3423 words)

 The Muslim News - Muslim pupil fights religious dress ban
Begum has not been to school since September 2002 arguing that wearing the ankle-length dress was as important to her as praying.
In a statement to The Muslim News, Luton LEA said, “There is no question of the pupil needing to be reinstated in the school or of her having been excluded.
Begum’s brother, Shuayb Rehman, told The Muslim News that the Education Welfare Services were “threatening” rather than helpful, “They threatened our mum with a law suite for not sending her daughter to school but they offered us only two alternative schools, one was full whilst the other was too far from the house.”
www.muslimnews.co.uk /paper/index.php?article=1462   (772 words)

Religious Cults in America (The Reference Shelf: Volume 66 Number 4), New York: The H. Wilson Co. (1994).
The Amahuacas are very isolated from mainstream Peruvian culture and do not participate in the holidays, whether religious or secular, of the majority of Peru's inhabitants.
Coexisting with Muslim and Christian religious authorities, the mauweng mediates between humans and ancestral spirits...
www.adherents.com /Na/Na_19.html   (2217 words)

 Marburg Journal of Religion (June 2001) Kozlovic, Anton Karl   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Nowadays, religious dialoguing is “a necessity and a duty in a pluralist society” (Zago, 2000, p.
The problem of representation is not easy to resolve on the Muslim side; governments do not necessarily have strong Islamic credibility, the ‘ulama’ (Muslim religious scholars) are not always willing to participate, and when they do they are often either representing their governments or constrained by government views.
What is clear is that successful religious dialoguing is premised upon both organisers and delegates having a clear and sober understanding of the pragmatic conditions of the dialogic enterprise and its many attendant needs.
www.uni-marburg.de /religionswissenschaft/journal/mjr/kozlovic.html   (8634 words)

 TownHall.com: Conservative Columnists: John Leo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Her religious beliefs dictate that she not reveal her face to strangers or men outside the family.
A number of religion-based challenges to dress codes and safety rules are working their way through the courts.
In the United States, a challenge to the Sikh dagger in schools would immediately broaden into a church-state issue: by allowing a weapon because it is a religious symbol, schools would be preferring religion to non-religion, unless it allowed other weapons on grounds of conscientious but non-religious objections.
www.townhall.com /columnists/johnleo/jl20020709.shtml   (785 words)

 muslim dress
of Western dress is to reveal the figure, while the intention of Muslim dress is to conceal it, at least in public.
Within the dress codes of the Muslim world are numerous religious and social...
Muslim women should wear a dress which covers their body in a proper manner, avoiding...
www.islamdigital.com /search/islamicsites/muslim-dress.html   (872 words)

 Muslim girl loses challenge to school ban on religious dress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Muslim girl loses challenge to school ban on religious dress
A 15-year-old British schoolgirl who went to court after being told she couldn't wear traditional Muslim dress in the classroom lost a legal bid Tuesday to overturn the ban.
She said the teenager was "devastated" by the decision.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2004/06/15/international0648EDT0456.DTL   (333 words)

 Abaya - Art History Online Reference and Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It is worn with a headscarf ( hijab) and sometimes with a veil ( niqab).
Saudi religious police enforce the wearing of abaya and hijab on all women, even foreigners.
Other Muslim countries have their own versions of Muslim modest dress for women: see burka and chador.
www.arthistoryclub.com /art_history/Abaya   (116 words)

 A Bequest Unearthed, Phoenicia and the Phoenicians, Punic, Canaanites -- The Phoenician Encyclopedia -- Encyclopedia ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Bible fanatics continue to shamefully write to me on the Phoenicians being the "cursed" descendent of Ham (Chem) or the Semites being the descendents of Shem using the Bible as supporting "evidence." This claim is completely unfounded.
This was particularly so because of the infestation of pagan worship in the religion of the Israel caused by Queen Jezebel of Israel (a Phoenician Princess).
Fundamentalist obsession with the literal interpretation of their religious book or political fanaticism of others with various agenda cloud the truth.
www.phoenicia.org /index.shtml   (1858 words)

 Religious Costume & Clothing Links at The Costumer's Manifesto   keywords: islam, islamic, christian, ...
Clerical Dress of the 1st Half of the 19th Century from an old Encyclopedia Plate, Includes Greek Orthodox, Armenian, Catholic, Lutheran and Islamic examples.
XI Of the Dress of the Monks (4th Century)
www.costumes.org /history/100pages/religious_costume.htm   (3014 words)

 EducationGuardian.co.uk | Schools special reports | Muslim pupil wins religious dress ruling
20.12.2004: Muslim schoolgirl defends right to religious dress
16.06.2004: Muslim pupil loses legal battle to wear jilbab
28.05.2004: Jilbab ruling for Muslim pupils 'would be divisive'
education.guardian.co.uk /faithschools/story/0,13882,1428552,00.html   (975 words)

 Cherie Blair begins appeal on Muslim schoolgirl's right to wear religious dress - Stormfront White Nationalist Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Cherie Blair begins appeal on Muslim schoolgirl's right to wear religious dress
Six months ago, High Court judge Mr Justice Bennett dismissed the girl’s application for judicial review, ruling that she had failed to show that the “highly successful” 1,000-pupil Denbigh High School in Luton, Beds, with 79% of its students Muslims, had excluded her or breached her human rights...
Oh for godsake, the muslims are really getting on my nerves now.
www.stormfront.org /forum/showthread.php?t=172995   (888 words)

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