Turkish leader tells women not to laugh out loud in public

Turkish leader tells women not to laugh out loud in public July 29, 2014

Laughter is immoral? Citing the Quran, Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said women should not laugh in public.

Speaking during an Eid el-Fitr meeting on July 28, Arinc complained about “moral corruption” in Turkey, and described his ideal of a chaste Muslim woman, noting:

“She will not laugh in public. She will not be inviting in her attitudes and will protect her chasteness.”

People need to discover the Quran once again, Arinc said, lamenting what he claims to be a steady decline in morality for men and women in Turkey.

Arinc said Muslim men and women should have a sense of shame and honor:

“Chastity is so important. It is not only a name. It is an ornament for both women and men. [She] will have chasteness. Man will have it, too. He will not be a womanizer. He will be bound to his wife. He will love his children. [The woman] will know what is haram and not haram. She will not laugh in public. She will not be inviting in her attitudes and will protect her chasteness.”

Speaking at Monday’s meeting held by Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), Arınc asked:

“Where are our girls, who slightly blush, lower their heads and turn their eyes away when we look at their face, becoming the symbol of chastity?”

It should come as a surprise to no one that the offensive remarks have outraged Turkey’s secular community.

It is sad to watch a once proud secular country slide into an Islamic nightmare. Weep for the little girls forced to suffer this ignorant, immoral, Islamic hell.

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