First Lady Melania Trump is one of the classiest and most dignified First Ladies the United States has ever had. The only other woman that remotely compares to Melania is Jackie Kennedy.
Melania is set to visit Saudi Arabia soon, and with any visit to the Middle East comes the topic of whether or not she will wear the headscarf.
Previously, the weak-willed Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton both decided to wear the headscarves when they visited.
As it stands, Saudi Arabia made it clear that Melania could choose whether or not she wanted to subject herself to female oppression.
Russia Today reports:
America’s first lady has not been “ordered” to dress conservatively in Saudi Arabia, the country chosen by her husband as his first official overseas destination. Along with meetings on the US president’s itinerary, there will also reportedly be time for entertainment in the lavish Arab kingdom.
While the choice of the first country to be visited by Trump as America’s 45th president has been widely discussed in the media, a question has arisen whether there is a chance to see the US president’s wife covered in a traditionally strict Muslim attire.
Women in Saudi Arabia, including foreign visitors, are typically expected to wear a floor length dress – abaya, and a head scarf. However, when asked whether the US first lady would have to dress accordingly, a Saudi Arabia official said Riyadh “usually doesn’t demand” a specific dress-code, but rather “accepts suggestions.”
“We welcome any style in clothing,” Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir told the media on Thursday, as cited by RIA Novosti.
No American citizen should ever have to subject themselves to that level of oppression. The fact that the majority of the Muslim countries still follow stone-age traditions is sickening and a major reason why it is hard to take those countries seriously.
I for one praise Melania for taking a stand against oppression and for refusing to bow down to the Saudi Arabians.
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