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August 1st, 2012
10:27 AM ET

'Veiled TV' makes debut in Egypt

(CNN)--CNN's Ian Lee reports on a new Egyptian TV station run exclusively by fully veiled women.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Islam

soundoff (42 Responses)
  1. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things

    August 2, 2012 at 8:22 pm |
    • Jesus

      Prayer does not; you are such a LIAR. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!

      August 3, 2012 at 10:19 am |
  2. just sayin

    Is it me or do most Arab women look like Saddam in drag?

    August 2, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
  3. just sayin

    Looking at Arab women I am thing they are doing us a service by covering up. If they take the veil off, they should at least shave.

    August 2, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
  4. Common Sense

    Imagine, no religion....

    August 2, 2012 at 7:06 am |
  5. Why

    There are "report abuse" links next to every comment, but how do I report the abuse I see done to these women? The worst part, they don't even realize that they're being used.

    August 2, 2012 at 2:21 am |
  6. deano

    At least the Mormons actually let you SEE thier ugly wives....all ten of them.

    August 1, 2012 at 9:38 pm |
  7. Jack

    Hello folks. Everyone is invited to visit – thestarofkaduri.com

    August 1, 2012 at 6:50 pm |
  8. MennoKnight

    From the right wing Canadian Media, a male archer wears a full veil.
    This is actually pretty funny:
    http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/world/archives/2012/07/20120730-114437.html

    August 1, 2012 at 5:27 pm |
  9. Christian

    This is ridiculous! These poor women are treated like they can't be trusted or men who could look at them can't be trusted, a prisoner of the veil. I'm happy to see that they are tryng to take on jobs that were not allowed for women, so there is some democracy there but on the other side, they are not allowed t be seen.

    August 1, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
  10. Honey Badger Dont Care

    WOW, she looks HOT!

    August 1, 2012 at 1:56 pm |
    • sam

      She needs to cover those sexy eyes before someone gets the wrong idea.

      August 1, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
    • Honey Badger Dont Care

      I meant living so close to the equator in a country who's land is primarily destert and she is covered in dark clothing. But I can see where you're coming from.

      August 1, 2012 at 4:55 pm |
    • All we need is humor

      Put a bag over her bag and I'd do her.

      August 1, 2012 at 5:09 pm |
  11. derp

    I'd love to see the credits

    Cast:

    Woman in dressed in black stuff – Unday Ajazeera
    Other woman dressed in black stuff – Benohir Slotvata
    Yet another woman dressed in black stuff – Izoldahar Muhamia
    Still yet another woman dressed in black stuff – Menihiya Dogfockora

    August 1, 2012 at 1:37 pm |
    • All we need is humor

      And the award for best costume design goes to...

      August 1, 2012 at 5:11 pm |
  12. ReikiMaster4

    How do we know that they are women? The shahpe of the hands, under the gloves, look large to be female and appear to move in weird ways. The appearance of the eyes and bridges of the noses could be either male or female. Their stature and shoulders look broadish (pardon the pun) and masculine. How can we tell who they are. This is like looking at a covered piece of artwork and commenting on its meaning. What is this??????

    August 1, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
  13. Satan

    Cobra command center!!!!!

    August 1, 2012 at 1:14 pm |
    • Huebert

      I laughed so hard my boss asked me what was wrong. I showed her the picture and your comment and she nearly fell over too.

      August 1, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
    • sam

      LOL

      August 1, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
    • MennoKnight

      Where is GI Joe when you need him?

      August 1, 2012 at 5:28 pm |
  14. Rocker101

    'Arab Spring' is for Democracy, Equality and Human Rights??? The people living in White house should watch this video at least, if not Maria TV.

    August 1, 2012 at 12:23 pm |
  15. Rainer Braendlein

    Actually the Islamic beast and also the Catholic beast had been destroyed in the 18th century by the Enlightenment promoted by extermely wise Western leaders and scientists and philosophers.

    It is a nightmare that these two beasts seem to raise their heads again. It is high time for the final blow, in oder to release the mankind from that supersti-tions.

    Islam and Catholicism caused so much bloodshed on earth that they can no longer be tolerated as part of the civilized world. These supersti-tions must be outlawed.

    Islam and Catholicism only serve as instrument to preserve the power and wealth of some lousy criminals (Islamic and Catholic leaders) which use religion as a smokescreen for their malice. They live on the cost of the ordinary Muslims and Catholics. They even tolerate the death of the souls of their believers.

    Dear Muslims, dear Catholic, you are still invited to join Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Forget Muhammad, forget the pope. God sent only Jesus, his only begotten Son, to release you. Jesus wants to be your righteousness. Accept that and become happy.

    Jesus is God's Son and a person of the Holy Trinity. Only Jesus can deliver poor sinners.

    August 1, 2012 at 12:11 pm |
    • Which God??

      Rabid Rainey, epsousing his fundalmentalist bullshyte once agin. jebbus never lived. He isn't mentioned except in your babblebook Repent to life and live it free from your supersitions.

      August 1, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
  16. It's safe to assume...

    ... that they won't be showing any porn after midnight.

    August 1, 2012 at 11:49 am |
    • ME II

      The gloves come off.

      August 1, 2012 at 12:17 pm |
    • derp

      They just cut holes in the middle of the robes

      August 1, 2012 at 1:32 pm |
  17. Rainer Braendlein

    Ain't that video a clear proof for the backwardness of Islam?

    Are the Muslim leaders so lecherous that they cannot even endure a "naked" hand or a "naked" face of a woman.

    They really resemble the lecherous Jewish Scribes and Pharisees which had so much argument with Jesus.

    God had given up the Scribes and the Pharisees, and their lusts exploded. God gave them up, because they did not use the law of the Torah as a signpost to Christ, but used it as baton to torture the ordinary Jews. The law only makes us aware of our sinfulness but cannot deliver us, and cannot make us righteous. This can only Jesus, the Redeemer. The Jewish leaders failed to tell the people that they would need a Redeemer. So they came under God's wrath.

    Islamic leaders alos reject the deliverance which is in Jesus Christ, and hence God gives them up like the Jewish Scribes and Pharisees. As they deny the releasing faith in Christ, God gives them up to be slaves of their se-xual lust. But instead of believing in Christ, and getting control of their lust and eyes, they require their women to wrap in ridiculous cloths.

    Dear Muslim, ain't that rediculous what your leaders teach you. Become a Christian right now, you are welcome!

    Jesus has borne our sins on the cross. We get released, if we believe that, and will become able to endure naked faces and hands.

    August 1, 2012 at 11:21 am |
    • Jesse

      You need medication.

      Just sayin.

      August 1, 2012 at 11:46 am |
    • Greyhound37

      Summing up: "all those other guys do really wacky thing, but my religion is pretty darned vanilla – I mean ritualistic cannibalism to have an invisible zombie in the clouds telepathically forgive you for things you never did after two naked people were hanging out with a talking snake in a garden "

      Yep, you've definitely got the higher ground in this debate. Keep on keeping on.

      August 1, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
  18. Reality

    O Sweaty Veiled Ones,

    We come to your aid:

    From the studies of Armstrong, Rushdie, Hirsi Ali, Richardson and Bayhaqi----–

    The Five Steps To Deprogram 1400 Years of Islamic Myths:

    ( –The Steps take less than two minutes to finish- simply amazing, two minutes to bring peace and rationality to over one billion lost souls- Priceless!!!)

    Are you ready?

    Using "The 77 Branches of Islamic "faith" a collection compiled by Imam Bayhaqi as a starting point. In it, he explains the essential virtues that reflect true "faith" (iman) through related Qur’anic verses and Prophetic sayings." i.e. a nice summary of the Koran and Islamic beliefs.

    The First Five of the 77 Branches:

    "1. Belief in Allah"

    aka as God, Yahweh, Zeus, Jehovah, Mother Nature, etc. should be added to your self-cleansing neurons.

    "2. To believe that everything other than Allah was non-existent. Thereafter, Allah Most High created these things and subsequently they came into existence."

    Evolution and the Big Bang or the "Gi-b G-nab" (when the universe starts to recycle) are more plausible and the "akas" for Allah should be included if you continue to be a "crea-tionist".

    "3. To believe in the existence of angels."

    A major item for neuron cleansing. Angels/de-vils are the mythical creations of ancient civilizations, e.g. Hitt-ites, to explain/define natural events, contacts with their gods, big birds, sudden winds, protectors during the dark nights, etc. No "pretty/ug-ly wingy thingies" ever visited or talked to Mohammed, Jesus, Mary or Joseph or Joe Smith. Today we would classify angels as f–airies and "tin–ker be-lls". Modern de-vils are classified as the de-mons of the de-mented.

    "4. To believe that all the heavenly books that were sent to the different prophets are true. However, apart from the Quran, all other books are not valid anymore."

    Another major item to delete. There are no books written in the spirit state of Heaven (if there is one) just as there are no angels to write/publish/distribute them. The Koran, OT, NT etc. are simply books written by humans for humans.

    Prophets were invented by ancient scribes typically to keep the un-educated masses in line. Today we call them for-tune tellers.

    Prophecies are also invali-dated by the natural/God/Allah gifts of Free Will and Future.

    "5. To believe that all the prophets are true. However, we are commanded to follow the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings
    be upon him) alone."

    Mohammed spent thirty days "fasting" (the Ramadan legend) in a hot cave before his first contact with Allah aka God etc. via a "pretty wingy thingy". Common sense demands a neuron deletion of #5. #5 is also the major source of Islamic vi-olence i.e. turning Mohammed's "fast, hunger-driven" hallu-cinations into horrible reality for unbelievers.

    Walk these Five Steps and we guarantee a complete recovery from your Islamic, heat-stroked ways!!!!

    Unfortunately, there are not many Muslim commentators/readers on this blog so the "two-minute" cure is not getting to those who need it. If you have a Muslim friend, send him a copy and help save the world.

    Analogous steps are available at your request for deprogramming the myths of Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Paganism..

    August 1, 2012 at 11:02 am |
    • ....

      BULL SH IT ALERT

      August 2, 2012 at 8:30 pm |
  19. Voice of Reason

    This has to be put into the Guinness Book of Records, don't cha think?

    August 1, 2012 at 10:50 am |
    • Rational Libertarian

      For most retarded concept ever aired on television.

      August 1, 2012 at 1:25 pm |
  20. Moby Schtick

    So it's a radio station, basically.

    August 1, 2012 at 10:30 am |
    • ME II

      lol

      August 1, 2012 at 10:49 am |
    • Bill Deacon

      clever

      August 1, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
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