13 May 2011

Muslims for Burqa Bans

.... These are not the first Western Muslims to back legal restrictions on burqas and niqabs. Previous examples include the Muslim Canadian Congress, Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy, Danish MP Naser Khader, British television personality Saira Khan, and Irfan al-Alawi and Stephen Schwartz of the U.S.-based Center for Islamic Pluralism.

Wearing burqas and niqabs is not about modesty; the garments are symbols of female subjugation and cultural separatism that need to be shown the exit.

Reform-minded Muslims — both those who promote bans and those who prefer gentler means of persuasion — play a crucial role in this fight and should be bolstered however possible, before the "asphyxiating veil of ignorance" envelops us all. [Islamist Watch] Read more