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    City of contrasts

    I like to notice contrasts in the places I visit.

    Istanbul is a city of contrasts, Asia-Europe, Byzantine Christian-Muslim, old and new but, nowhere is the contrast as evident as in the differences in dress of the enlightened secular Turkish females and that of the conservative veiled Muslim women...

    Turkish bride leaving reception...
    City of contrasts and similarities

    Conservative woman in veil...
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    Re: City of contrasts and similarities

    Watch out with the terminology, Richard. Full veil doesn't necessarily mean fundamentalist

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    Re: City of contrasts

    Interesting contrast indeed. Looks like you were invited to the wedding?!

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    Re: City of contrasts

    Don't Muslim women dress like that in California, Richard?

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    Re: City of contrasts and similarities

    Quote Originally Posted by dubaiphil View Post
    Watch out with the terminology, Richard. Full veil doesn't necessarily mean fundamentalist
    It also doesn't indicate that the woman is less enlightened than a woman not wearing a veil. The contrasts that you noted, Richard, are exemplified by the apparel itself, but any conclusions drawn from the way a person is dressed is only a generality that may or may not apply to that particular person.

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    Re: City of contrasts and similarities

    I like the 2nd photo, a lot, something about it is very compelling.

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    Re: City of contrasts

    Whether one considers a person "enlightened" or not is a personal valuation. IMO, a woman walking around in an outfit like this in close to 100 degree F. heat could use some enlightenment.

    City of contrasts and similarities

    Especially when hubby is dressed in this cooler, lightweight shirt and trousers which are a lot more appropriate for that temperature!

    I am going to make another politically incorrect comment which might bother some folks. IMO, the need to hide one's women from the sight of other males very possibly stems from deep seated insecurities...
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