#MosqueMeToo

The rights of, or lack thereof, and problems faced by women in Islam
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Fernando
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#MosqueMeToo

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I stumbled across this short clip on the BBC web site - there's no indication as to whether it's part of a programme, so it's probably news.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-midd ... j-in-mecca
'Groped by Holy Mosque guard during Hajj' in Mecca

A number of women have taken to social media to say they've been sexually assaulted during the Hajj pilgrimage.
It seems to be common enough to have merited a Twitter hashtag, though unsurprisingly not a Twitterstorm.
‘Hindus and Muslims belong to two different religious philosophies, social customs and literary traditions. They neither intermarry nor eat together, and indeed they belong to two different civilisations which are based mainly on conflicting ideas and conceptions.’ Muhammad Ali Jinnah

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Hombre
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It is interesting. In all other places - there are strict segregations between the sexes - except during the Haj and around the Ka'aba.

I guess Muhammad's message was - grope them where Allah can see you and bless you for it. :lotpot:

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