A sizeable article in the print media here in Oz is about the US Airforce fighter pilot Lieut. Colonel Martha McSally. She is in hot water with the US gov't and Airforce for refusing to wear the head covering abaya ( similar to the burka )when off-base whilst stationed in Saudi Arabia.
I can well understand this highly intelligent and professional woman jacking up on this, especially when she is a christian. Apparently the directive came from the Pentagon. Aren't they being a little to precious in not wanting to offend a country that they are helping to defend.
Maybe Saudi men, when visiting the US, should be made to wear sneakers, overly large shorts, a fluoro tee-shirt with a picture of OJ on it, and a baseball cap facing backwards.
Jokes aside it highlights a problem with orthodox muslim countries in that they only utilise 50% of their brain pool. How on earth are they ever going to achieve a rate of progress and developement to match that of countries that have both men & women in the brain pool.