We are agreeing on certain aspects, but you bring in the governments and people of the middle east. I would say in most Muslim countries, that they have imposed law that women MUST wear Hijab including headscarf and concealing clothing. In Saudi, I believe a veil is even required. This is not what I am referring to. I am referring to the religion. The state might force people to follow, that does not mean Islam does so. I personally have said many Muslims seem to focus too much on what if what I think is good is bad, and too little on what if what I think is bad is good. I've heard the phrase "what if Allah asks you on the day of Judgement about..." (insert situation here). And it is a legit concern. But people take it too far. Things like what if Allah asks me why I allowed my wife to sit in the front seat of my car. This is not a sin, by any measure. It is said that it is better for a man to lead, which from Hadith and Tawheed we derive it to be a security issue. That doesn't make it a commandment, which many govts seem to want to force. Forcing people to do what is right leads them to hate what is right. It is another form of oppression, which is clear that Allah hates oppression.