Do you think mothers should be allowed to breastfeed in public?

Yes so long as they wear a sack over themselves
19% (10 votes)
Yes so long as it is discreet
33% (17 votes)
No because it is shameful
6% (3 votes)
No because it should be done in private
29% (15 votes)
Why can't people bottlefeed?
2% (1 vote)
I'll answer this when I or my spouse have kids
12% (6 votes)
Total votes: 52

I find this whole discussion baffling.

 

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.

You wrote:
I find this whole discussion baffling.

 

That people actually feel the need to discuss it?

"How many people find fault in what they're reading and the fault is in their own understanding" Al Mutanabbi

No, I wouldnt expect there to be any issue to discuss in the first place.

I wouldnt expect breast feeding in public.

I wouldn't expect any offence if someone told to cover up or move somewhere discrete while breastfeeding.

I wouldn't expect people to confront someone breastfeeding and expect them to try to go about their own business.

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.

I think discussion on any topic including this should not be discouraged. But there are more important things out there to discuss. 

Feel free to start more useful/beneficial/important discussions.

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.

You wrote:
No, I wouldnt expect there to be any issue to discuss in the first place.

I wouldnt expect breast feeding in public.

I wouldn't expect any offence if someone told to cover up or move somewhere discrete while breastfeeding.

I wouldn't expect people to confront someone breastfeeding and expect them to try to go about their own business.

it does not matter what i think or what you think it matters what allah says, atleast do the minimum of even quoting your own scholars such as hamza yusuf if he has given any fatwa regarding this

islam is not i think or what you think, the rulinv and judgement has been given by allah so follow it

['Abdullah Ibn Mas'ood (RadiAllahu anhu) said, "Verily, we emulate and do not initiate and we follow and do not innovate."(Reported by al-Laalikaa'ee in Usool ul-I'tiqaad, 1/86)]

 

I read all that and I see no substance.

The rules of hijab apply to Muslims.

When it comes to individuals flouting the rules of hijab, we have been taught to look away.

If I recall correctly, this was also by way of example during the life of the prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam (Peace and Blessings be upon him) when the enemy used naked women to try and distract Muslims during a battle.

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.

battle of uhud im guessing you refering to it was not naked rather dancing women unless its another battle or naration

 

"Yes so long as they wear a sack over themselves"

I'm thinking a potato sack.