I think forcing people to uncover their head is as tyrannical as forcing them to cover it.

Mustafa Akyol

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Source: "Faith versus Tradition in Islam." TEDxWarwick. Mar. 2011. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from journalist Mustafa Akyol's 2011 TED Talk about the connection between certain cultural practices, such as wearing a headscarf, and Islam. This quote means that requiring that women do not wear a headscarf, as has been decreed by certain authorities including some universities in Muslim countries, is as wrong and oppressive as requiring that women do wear the headscarf; the decision of what to wear should be the individual's decision, says Akyol. Watch the full TED Talk here: Mustafa Akyol - Faith versus Tradition in Islam
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