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Irshad Manji notes that in Egypt, early in the last century, girls ceremonially burnt their veils as a sign of liberation. Why? Because, pouring out of the West was the fire of the Enlightenment, of the idea of human liberation.

Fanusi, can you give me the source of that statement by Irshad Manji ? And some other sources of that event, if possible. I am interested in what was going on in Egypt (and other Islamic countries) at that time.

And I agree with you about multiculturalism. I personally find all those fancy postmodernists and relativists even more disgusting than the terrorists - at least the latter believe that absolutes exists and that one way of living is better than another (I disagree with them about everything else, thought).

Sat, 16 Aug 2008 14:42:00 UTC | #219169