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Flight attendants should wear Islamic religious dress, says Kuwaiti MP

A proposal for Kuwait Airways flight attendants to wear the traditional Islamic dress has sparked debate, with some suggesting current uniforms are “not decent enough”

Flight attendants should wear Islamic religious dress, says Kuwaiti MP

A proposal for Kuwait Airways flight attendants to wear traditional Islamic dress has sparked a heated debate, with at least one supporter claiming current uniforms are “not decent enough”.

MP Abdul Rahman Al Jiran said he proposed the more conservative uniforms to parliament because Kuwaiti law was based on Islamic principles.

“… Out of the keenness to highlight Kuwait’s people as peaceful, conservative and serious, I propose that all Kuwaiti airlines female crews wear the Islamic religious uniform,” he was quoted as saying by Arab Times.

A blogger who uses the name Kuwaiti One thanked Al Jiran for calling for the uniform change.

“Unfortunately, the current uniforms are not decent enough,” he wrote, according to Arab Times.

Others posted their support on social media, thanking Al Jiran and suggesting that others did not have the same “commitment to religious values”.

However, the proposal also has been criticised on social media, with some recommending Al Jiran focus on more important issues facing the aviation industry.

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