Women Fight Veiling Ban
Like the article said, FACE COVERING is not required by Islam, and it has been proven through the Qura’an and the Prophet’s teachings that the only veiling that was only talked about is the hair covering; hence, the law has no disrespect what so ever towards any religious beliefs. However; the law itself does contradict many freedom and human rights, and IF this law was passed at another time (not such as this time where there is a thread of terrorism and emergency states all over the world), then it would have made no sense, and I would have not supported it. Considering it is the difficult time the world is going through, and the fact that the law is not disrespecting religions, then I don’t see what the problem is
Since this was posted I have seen a number of women with various solutions. One said she will wear her niqab and remove it when asked by the police. Another had a medical mask under her niqab and said, who can deny me the right to my health?
This is a great article. I love when women come together..look at what they can do!!! We talk about the veiling issue a lot in class and I think there are many ways to view it. For me, I believe as long as it is not being forced upon anyone, if a women chooses to wear it, I see nothing wrong with it.
“People who force women to don a veil are subject to up to a year in prison and a $43,000 fine, and possibly twice that if the veiled person is a minor.”
Wow! The comment above is very interesting. I’m glad that you posted this article, it caught me up to speed! I haven’t been following this story very closely but, I’m sure I will now. These women certainly aren’t back down! Don’t you just love women in resistance?!
Thanks Krissy-very timely.
For some reason it’s not highlighting the links so you can click on it and go straight to it but the entire URL is there.
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