Women without hijabs prevented from voting in Egypt.
Obama speech in Cairo:
"Moreover, freedom in America is indivisible from the freedom to practice
one's religion. That is why there is a mosque in every state in our
union, and over 1,200 mosques within our borders. That's why the United
States government has gone to court to protect the right of women and
girls to wear the hijab and to punish those who would deny it.
"The sixth issue -- the sixth issue that I want to address is women's
rights. (Applause.) I know –- I know -- and you can tell from this
audience, that there is a healthy debate about this issue. I reject the
view of some in the West that a woman who chooses to cover her hair is
somehow less equal, but I do believe that a woman who is denied an
education is denied equality. (Applause.) And it is no coincidence
that countries where women are well educated are far more likely to be
Bonus Ripping of Thomas Friedman at Legal Insurrection!