Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Woman in Saudi mosque non-outrage

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine on a tour of the Prophet Mohammed's Mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia. It is very rare to see female spouses in the especially segregated sphere of the holy sites, and the mere positioning of a scarf can normally be enough to set off media paroxysms. So one has to assume that the Turks insisted the first lady would be joining the tour. One more reason, albeit small, why creating an overly large class of "Radical Islam" that includes political Islam along the lines of the AKP is not very helpful.

Photo: Saudi Press Agency.

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