Mark (mhaithaca) wrote,
Mark
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Overdoing it...

The concept of women athletes at the Olympics is apparently posing quite a problem for some Muslim societies and Arab cultures.

"The question how much of a woman's body could be seen in public is one of the two or three most important issues that have dominated theological debate in Islam for decades," says Mohsen Sahabi, a Muslim historian. "More time and energy is devoted to this issue than to economic development or scientific research. "

http://www.nypost.com/postopinion/opedcolumnists/18656.htm
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