She announced that she was not going to attend the course, nor remove her niqab and again declared that the law was unconstitutional and reiterated her intention to take it to the European Court of Human Rights. Very few newspapers offered perspectives that criticized the law.
This is an empirical fact.
I used to feel dismayed when I saw some of the sisters in France wearing the niqab. It is also an unfortunate reminder of Western society's dark history of targeting minority communities on the grounds of their non-Christian faith.
Getty A guide to different types of Islamic dress France France was the first country in Europe to ban Islamic face veils, such as the burka and the niqab, in public places.
French laicism seems as fundamentalist as the very religious fanatics it wants to keep out. This is an especially vital issue in Europe, where spousal abuse is a serious crime, and the abuser has more motivation than ever to cover it up.
Or to be empowered to make their own decisions. Now, let us take a step back for a moment to account for the absurdity of practically implementing a burqa ban. Egypt The Egyptian government has drafted a bill to ban the niqab and burka in public places and government institutions. In banning the burqa and so obviously targeting the women of one particular faith, Westerners are sending a message to the world that their standards of human rights, of freedom of religion and expression, are only applicable to certain types of people.
As long as the Burqa remains a threat hanging over the heads of Muslim and non-Muslim women alike, no woman in Europe can truly be free from its implied threat to her person and her political freedoms. The French Collective against Islamophobia[ who? Now, let us take a step back for a moment to account for the absurdity of practically implementing a burqa ban.
Think, as well, about the dire conditions in other countries around the world. Women in the Muslim world have been punished by having acid thrown in their faces for not complying with similar demands. Chad Chad banned women from wearing the full-face veil following two suicide bomb attacks in June It also pledges to investigate banning headscarves for women employed in public services, in a move designed to hold the ruling coalition together by placating the anti-immigration Freedom party.
In Pakistan that number goes as high as 90 percent. None of them led to a punishment, though "fewer than 10" were going through the courts. She stated, "It made me feel like a nun [whom] everyone respects because she lives her entire life for God, in the way she dresses -- she isn't showing anything of her body.
I would like to challenge readers to think about the following issues. For Nicole, wearing the abaya gave her a new self-confidence. It is nothing short of extreme to declare that women of a particular faith cannot have a choice over what they wear and how they express themselves, especially if it has religious connotations."A ban on the full-face veil, such as the niqab and burqa, is overdue, and it would be a signal to the world," Jens Spahn, a rising figure in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrat.
France banned Muslim headscarves and other conspicuous religious symbols from public schools inand banned full-face veils from all public spaces in Mar 12, · By banning the burqa, the majority population is effectively preventing Muslim women from exercising their human right to do what they want with their very own bodies and express themselves how.
Burqa bans, headscarves and veils: a timeline of legislation in the west February Austria’s full-face veil ban is a kneejerk reaction to the rise of the far right.
Banning the burqa is an assault on the most basic human right of women having control over their own bodies and minds. I believe that the burqa is not the problem but a symptom of a larger problem of women feeling oppressed by men and pressured to conform to the objectification of women's bodies in Western societies.
Burqa bans, headscarves and veils: a timeline of legislation in the west February Austria’s full-face veil ban is a kneejerk reaction to the rise of the far right.Download