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Defense Cabinet Secretary Aden Duale has defended his remarks about the wearing of hijabs by Kenyan Muslim women and girls.
Duale stirred up a storm on Tuesday after saying it is mandatory for Muslim women to wear hijabs in public and asked those opposed to the practice to find another country to live in.
"The government will respect Muslim culture. We will make sure our girls wear hijabs. If you have a problem with our girls and wives wearing hijabs, then you better leave this country because they will wear hijabs,” he said.
Duale clarified that his remarks were taken out of context, insisting that what he said was factual and in line with the dictates of the Islamic religion.
"Almighty Allah ordered the women to let the two ends of their headgear extend onto their bosoms so that they conceal their ears, the neck, face, and the upper part of the bosom also. (Chapter 33, Verse 59 – Al Ahzab). Islam, like all other world religions, is a way of life with defining tenets that the adherents MUST follow to the latter. There are no two ways about it," he said in a tweet.
The cabinet secretary further noted that religious hypocrisy has been the root cause of extremism that for a long time, true Muslim faithful have been stereotyped, segregated and in worse cases, killed for.
"As a member of the community and religion that has suffered the greatest forms of persecution the world over, I will not be cowed by the bias and distorted information the media outlets have chosen to run with,” he said.
“I was addressing members of the Islamic faith who know for a fact that I said nothing but the truth. I still am unapologetically Muslim. And, on behalf of Islam - which is bigger than us all - I said what I said,” he added.
Ok Duale, wear the damn Hijab and respect the freedoms and choices of those who DO NOT want to wear them at all or whenever!
Respect Kenya’s culture & Muslims’ rights to choose!
Duale, I dont think Christians,or other faiths have a problem with muslim women wearing Hijab or Niqab. If you are addressing Muslim women, then use the proper forum,or platform to address them. And for your information, if they are not dressing according to what Koran dictates,then probably they do not agree with it. You try to wear a Niqab,and see if you will like it.
Duale, your muslim sisters have been watching this,and now you are confusing them.
With firm clarity, pple should stand up on what thy belief in supported by the facts for better you and also the community!!
We don’t care about Allah, Yaweh, God, Jah, Buddha or whatever, nor do we care what your fanatical fantasies or beliefs about the gods!!!
The only right thing is to RESIGN! And put all your time and energy in your religion!
We as a people seeks FREEDOM from RELIGION!!!!
A MENTAL EMANCIPATION
Duale sounds like jambazi Muigai who acted as more Kenyan when he ejected citizen Miguna from Kenya.How can anybody force others on their dress code?ATA WAKIVAA UCHI NI CHAGUO LAO.Al Shabaab and Taliban laws have no place in Kenya.
@ Warid, I think a Niqab will be good for him. It will hide his senseless head,and protect him from shame,and being beheaded.
I would also suggest that he quit politics and commit himself full time to preaching . That way he might have a some success.
Mambo ya siasa na dini yapigwe marufuku na mara moja kutilia mkazo masomo ya MELTAS - Mathematics, Engineering, Languages, Technology, Agriculture, Sciences.
Hebu tazama jinsi MELTAS ilivyowafaidi watu wa Morocco na Tanzania:
Ndugu Imara(mpya) Daima, SCIENCE, is the solution to the world's problems,and It has been for a while,and will continue to do so.All human problems may not be solved,but will greatly be reduced,and well managed in future.
Once dismissed by mainstream physicists as"impossible", COLD FUSION technology is being embraced as the solution to feed,and power the world.In short, COLD FUSION cold be described as a source of limitless supply of clean energy basically for "free".This about the worldwide implication. One of the scientists was pressed to give a prediction as to when the commercial supply would be available, and he said within 10 to 12 years.
Ndugu Imara, this will be a big blow to countries that are using the "black gold" as a weapon.And countries like Nigeria who have misused resources from the oil supply will really have it rough when coldfusion goes commercial...
MELTAS it is.
Spirituality will always be there for metaphysical satisfaction.It has always been there.And let's not confuse it with religion.Interestingly, countries that are less religious are doing much better economically,and healthwise, than those that call themselves religious.I wonder why?
Moses Kuria said that all women who attend public rallies which he is the guest of honor must all wear ngothas. Ngotha ni nini watu wangu
Ngotha is a human cranium from which Moses Kuria drinks uji. And from the same Ngotha he feed all his demons in it!
Could someone remind Duale about the origin of Hijab...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8YluwJXB8k. He probably does not know...
Duale needs to move to Afghanistan and leave our Muslims women in Kenya alone.