Not just ignorant but a wee bit racist too...That's interesting. Thanks for posting it.
I originally posted that Muslim women wear their burqas "for religious reasons". I still believe that's a fair description of the state of things, even though I was accused of ignorance by some follically challenged fella.
In the bible there's no mention of priests and nuns having to be celibate in order to "serve god", but the Catholic church still has that as a condition. That could also be said to be "for religious reasons". Just the same as wearing a cross or a star of David isn't compulsory, but I doubt very much that anyone would gainsay it if it was also described as "for religious reasons.