Imagine a pro democracy demonstration against religious extremists who want to impose a tyranny on their country.

Should make headlines, right? Wrong.

Yet such a demonstration was held in Ankara Turkey last weekend when a quarter million people demonstrated against a leading political party choosing an Islamicist as their candidate.

Many women worry that Islamicist laws will weaken their civil rights, and even lifing the ban on headscarves could result in social pressure and even gangs terrorizing women who declined to cover up, a phenomenum that occured in the immigrant enclaves outside Paris.

Right now, 60% of Turkish women wear a head covering in public, but theoretically it is illegal.

Nancy Reyes is a retired physician living in the rural Philippines. Her webpage is Finest Kind Clinic and Fishmarket

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