“Help us preserve Qatar’s culture and values.” Fine. No one should have any problem with a nation wanting to preserve its own culture and values. Just remember the principle: for a Muslim country like Qatar to preserve its culture and values that are in line with Sharia is altogether fitting and proper. And for a non-Muslim country like the U.S. to preserve its culture and values that are in opposition to Sharia is racist, bigoted and Islamophobic.
“Leggings are not pants, Qatar warns tourists,” AAP, May 28, 2014:
THE Arab emirate of Qatar has issued a decree telling tourists that leggings are not pants.
The Gulf state has launched a modesty drive to make sure tourists understand what is and isn’t appropriate dress. And leggings fail to make the cut.
The Reflect your respect campaign, managed by Qatar’s state-run Islamic Culture Centre, uses Twitter, Instagram and leaflets distributed in public places to inform visitors of basic modesty laws in preparation for the 2022 Football World Cup.
“If you are in Qatar, you are one of us. Help us preserve Qatar’s culture and values. Please dress modestly in public places,” the leaflets explain.
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The word “modestly” has been starred on the leaflet and a footnote reads: “Leggings are not pants”.
According to Qatar leggings are not appropriate dress because they are too tight and they can be translucent.
“It is expected that you wear decent clothes and women should avoid wearing any garments that are too tight; too short or translucent such as mini-skirts or sleeveless dresses,” the Culture centre says….