Women should not laugh in public, Turkish deputy PM says

Women should not laugh out loud in public, Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç (pictured) has said while complaining about “moral corruption” in Turkey.

Speaking during an Eid el-Fitr meeting on July 28, Arınç described his ideal of the chaste man or woman, saying they should both 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,” Arınç said, adding that people had abandoned their values today.

People needs to discover the Quran once again, Arınç said, adding that there had been a regression on moral grounds.

“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?” he said…

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Why are the sluts even out in public without a niqab or burka plus their male guardian?

The scary thing is that his party, AKP, is very popular.   Despite the presence of many seculars in Turkey, when it comes to voting, AKP carries the day.

Excellent addition to the increasingly Islamic European Union!

Update: Hurriyet reports that his remarks have caused a Twitter storm and women are posting pics of themselves laughing. (The photo at the link certainly does not look like a religious woman).