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Apr 12, 2005

Do U Know- Headscarves banned in schools, public offices etc, in Turkey

A nation of around 72.3 million people.
Approximately 99% of them Muslims.

Headscarves - regarded by secularists as symbols of radical Islam - are banned in official ceremonies, schools, universities and public offices, for around last 80 years.

The country is Turkey
Sray, spark , Triplex, Sangeeta got it right

From :
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3476163.stm
For the past 80 years Turks have lived in a secular state founded by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who rejected headscarves as backward looking in his campaign to secularise Turkish society. Scarves are consequently banned in civic spaces in the country.

25 comments:

  1. Indonesia has most muslim population in the world but this one must be some small nation...

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  2. Turkey, After world war 1 the military dictatorship, decided to weed out radical islam and make the society modern.

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  3. Turkey I think banned it in only in the 80's..Might be a former USSR state like uzbekistan or something ?

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  4. er, a blogpoll the link said?

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  5. hi gayathri

    have got to track u here today, since u left o3. Miss ur comments, and also I miss the company of u bloggers, and the community as I have no idea how to join it.
    Ur help required.

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  6. w which links say blogpoll?

    rks i hardly blog in o3, so dont have much idea on it at the moment:) thanks for dropping by:)

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  7. Shouts out with gleee!!!
    me wants a prize:p

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  8. something up there from, anglez blog

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  9. Kamal Attaturk. thats the guy you should be writing about.

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  10. well in angelz blog i gave g3polls link, did u meant that? but commented in that blog:)

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  11. at last I get an answer right

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  12. spamming in blog comments?!

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  13. Shucks ! Guess I was the only one who failed.. Wil have to polish up my googling !

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  14. sangeetha, well i guess knowledge is the prize:)

    eddie :)

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  15. acording 2 research 63.73 % statistics are made on the spot! :D

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  16. a.mit :))
    btw that 63.73% is on the spot????

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  17. !!!!

    what do ya think !!! :)

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  18. hmmm a.mit i think that there is a 63.73% chance that it was on the spot:d

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