Sunday, October 30, 2011

Is Saudi Arabia paying Muslim women to veil?

While I was in France I heard that European Muslim families are paid 200 euros a month by Saudi Arabia just to have their daughters wear the hijab. I've tried, to no avail, to find a credible confirmation of that widely circulated “rumor,” yet it seems to make a lot of sense to me after seeing the increasing number of veiled Muslim women all over France - a very secular country.
This said, and without falling for the far-right propaganda, I wouldn't be surprised if there was some truth to that abuse of influence by the Saudis that are trading oil for religious domination. Something to think about next time you're patiently filling up the large tank of your SUV...

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