Thursday, March 10, 2016

Egypt To Ban Full-Face Veil

While the U.S. would be too PC to ever propose banning the niqab, Egypt is poised to do just that. The full-face veil will not be allowed in public places and government buildings.

MP Amna Nosseir, professor of comparative jurisprudence at Al-Azhar University, who has backed the ban, said that wearing the veil is not a requirement of Islam and in fact has non-Islamic origins. She has argued that it is a Jewish tradition which appeared in the Arabian Peninsula prior to Islam and that a variety of Quran passages contradict its use. Instead, she has advocated that the Quran calls for modest clothing and covered hair, but does not require facial covering.
Apparently, there is already a ban in the medical school and teaching hospitals affiliated with Cairo University, along with the academic staff on campus.

Good on them.

More here.

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