Muslim Clergy gives women go ahead to join army

  • 2 Apr 2006 20:35:10 GMT

    This is good news of all types of women who r discriminated.

  • 2 Apr 2006 21:09:29 GMT

    Arming muslims and sending them to defend their homes, good one! Looks like they`ll be launching a war of independence too.

    This whole operation is a giant mistake.

  • 2 Apr 2006 21:23:34 GMT

    Only in this island all these things happen.

    This is why we`re in this state oc conditions.

    Namo namo matha.

  • 2 Apr 2006 21:37:13 GMT

    Where are the mulims in this forum to discuss this issue? would love to hear what they have to say

  • 2 Apr 2006 21:40:16 GMT

    As far as women`s lib is concerned might be a good move but I am not positive about setting up `separatisit` units within the army it self. Might intensify the problems we are currently having

  • 2 Apr 2006 21:45:58 GMT

    Getting the muslims to join the army is a good move. The govt should get tamils to join the military also. However, creating regiments on ethnic lines is a HUGE mistake and WILL backfire.

  • 2 Apr 2006 21:57:06 GMT

    Wonder how this would affect the home/family life in a community that is still strongly male-dominant. Muslim women who seek to join the Army, need to first ask themselves how that would affect their valuation at home - especially with their fathers, husbands and sons.

    Gaja Lakshmi Paramasivam from Australia

  • 2 Apr 2006 22:04:54 GMT

    Women are professional today on her own will. I am sure she would not join if she could not put her family first. I am sure this is a good move for Muslim women and for all women in general. More women is needed in the military. Women are independent thinkers and surely have the capability of taking their own decision. Contrary to what many say, I think men are more supporting towards womens` carriers and needs than ever it had been before.

  • 2 Apr 2006 22:07:20 GMT

    Anizam wrote,

    ``The govt should get tamils to join the military also.``

    infact GOVT did ask/forced (whats the difference eh) the tamils to join the military!! they forgot to specify which side they should fight though!

  • 2 Apr 2006 22:07:49 GMT

    In the SLA`s women`s unit known as WOMENSCO women are more in an administrative position then fighting. Most of them are centered around where they originally come from. I am sure if the Muslim regiment is more based on North East then they will retain in their original home town. This should not cause any problem in them joining the army. I am happy that the Muslim clergy gave them the go -- this says how much in SL the muslim community is in understanding of each genders needs and wants and respect each other. That itself should be a very positive norm.