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FRENCH BURQA BAN
Liberation Through Assimilation: Burqa Ban Comes To Canada
Musician & social justice educator
This isn't about whether we think wearing burqas or niqabs is a good idea or not. The issue is whether a government should be able to impose its notion of national identity on its citizens
Muslims Gain Freedom In Middle East, Lose It In Europe
Writer. Presenter. Educator.
French President Nicholas Sarkozy has approved a law that "benefits" more or less 2,000 burqa-clad women, who were subjected to patriarchal oppression. Much to my surprise, the law is being rigidly enforced.
French Burqa Ban Sets A Dangerous Precedent
Speaker, thinker, writer, pluralist, activist
Sustainable cultural change can come only though free will and not compulsion. I am not for the burqa, but we have to defend the woman's right to wear what she chooses.
Telling Muslim Women What Not To Wear
Writer and Co-Founder,
America's Muslim Family
France has now officially outlawed the Islamic niqab or burqa in public. Where's the
Archbishop Of Canterbury Criticizes European Burqa Bans
What Not To Wear: Dictating Islamic Fashion In France
Todd Green, Ph.D.
Author, "The Fear of Islam: An Introduction to Islamophobia in...
The burqa ban is really less about preserving women's freedom and more about the underlying discomfort that many in France have over the growth of Islam and the increasing assertion of Muslim identity in the public sphere.
Belgium Poised To Ban Muslim Veil
A Jewish Voice Against the Burqa Ban
Rabbi Joshua Stanton
Rabbi, Millennial, Interfaith Leader
It is easy to see how the "burqa ban" might be misused as a part of a broader effort to stigmatize a religious population, one that already perceives itself to be on the margins of society.
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