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Surname 1 Name Course Institution Date What are the Stereotypes that define the Muslim Women? Abstract The veil has transformed to become the embodiment of oppression of the Muslim women in the Western political rhetoric. A number of countries have gone to the extent of prohibiting the various clothing articles that have been associated with the religion of Islam. This literature review provides an exploration of the flawed assumptions concerning Islam and particularly the Muslim women. Firstly the review would be carried out on the assumption that these women have been forced to put on the Muslim religious clothing and therefore, there is a requirement of them to get saved and secondly would review the manner such practices have been conflicting with a certain predefined understanding of the values of the westerners.
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Surname 2 Introduction The last decade has been associated with increased discussions regarding the requirement of regulating the related Islamic traditions in the Western European nations. For example, in 2010 putting on the cloth covering the face of an individual was banned in Belgium due to claims of security concerns. There were restrictions introduced from the beginning of 2004 in the eight of the 16 states of Germany on putting on extremely religious and meaningful clothing and symbols while a good number of them such as the Baden-Wurttemberg and Bavaria make exceptions for the case of Christian-Western symbols and clothing. Wearing religious symbols that were quite visible including the large Christian crosses and Islamic headscarves were banned in the public schools of France in 2004 for official implementation and safeguarding of the French secularism. At the same time, there was the banning of the clothing materials that could cover the body and face in France in the year 2011 from its schools, public transport and hospitals with punishments for women who put on the banned clothing together with the men who were forcing women to wear such kinds of banned clothing materials. The list can continue going on, demonstrating the pan-European concern regarding the Islamic dressing. But the regulation of the Islamic symbols has not only been associated with their clothing. In the year 2009 for instance, Switzerland prohibited new minarets, accompanied by an extensively carried out campaign with a key theme of the country’s image standing up with the symbols of rocket- shaped minarets. In general, it seems that Islam has been associated with various stereotypes, fears, and ideas as perceived from the eyes of the Westerners. How is Muslim Women Emancipated?
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Surname 3 According to Abu-Lughod (498) the objective of the emancipation of women has been utilized in the rhetoric of politics for the justification of commencing the 2001 war in Afghanistan and the prohibition of the Islamic dress. Abu-Lughod (534) outlines that such a kind of discourse, nevertheless, does not put into account at least three related considerations of the Islamic dress and the Islamic women putting it on. In the first case, such kind of women has been
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