Comments on: After scarves in schools, France mulls ban on burqas and niqabs http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/06/19/after-scarves-in-schools-france-mulls-ban-on-burqas-and-niqabs/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: K.C. http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/06/19/after-scarves-in-schools-france-mulls-ban-on-burqas-and-niqabs/comment-page-1/#comment-32193 Sun, 22 Jan 2012 21:53:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=6537#comment-32193 I don’t agree with the banning of simple headscarfs ( the ones that leave the face exposed ). If a woman wants to cover her hair and leave her face exposed, I have absolutely no problem with it, and I fail to understand why the headscarfs are banned.

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By: sajad ahmad http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/06/19/after-scarves-in-schools-france-mulls-ban-on-burqas-and-niqabs/comment-page-1/#comment-13015 Thu, 25 Jun 2009 17:20:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=6537#comment-13015 a muslim women wears the burqa rather hijab as maryam(marry mother of jesus) wore her head cover or the way nuns do would they then alos take it off. i would like to see the reaction of the pope to this when the french presidents try to take of the hijab of the nuns!!!!

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By: Azad http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/06/19/after-scarves-in-schools-france-mulls-ban-on-burqas-and-niqabs/comment-page-1/#comment-12856 Sun, 21 Jun 2009 17:08:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=6537#comment-12856 Hasans disparaging comments makes it amply clear the prejudice he (muslim men) harbors against womens freedom. That’s what the debate is alluding to, man imposed oppression against a womans will. Hope France will continue to prove to be a torchbearer it has been all along. I support the move, sisters.

A woman can dress modestly without covering face and hair
The idea in banning the outfits like veil and scarf in schools is just to give young women a chance to dress as in free world.

Always the dress code is imposed on them by men. Look at free muslim countries and muslims living in free world in general. Given a chance the majority don’t use face veil, go surf web and see the images from free muslim countries.

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By: Hassan http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/06/19/after-scarves-in-schools-france-mulls-ban-on-burqas-and-niqabs/comment-page-1/#comment-12843 Sun, 21 Jun 2009 14:22:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=6537#comment-12843 I agree with helen and Daniel completely, as muslims if we choose to want to wear a turban or a face scarf but if the country we are living in is non-islamic country than we should respect the laws of the land. since most western countries require their women wear mini skirts and walk around topless and be permiscuious like most western women are than we have no choice. same goes for the westerners when they go to an islamic country to drop bombs or steal the oil, they should at least respect the law of the land and wear a face scarf.if westerners want to get drunk and sleep with dogs and do other western things then let them do it in their own lands.

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By: Daniel Rosaupan http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/06/19/after-scarves-in-schools-france-mulls-ban-on-burqas-and-niqabs/comment-page-1/#comment-12790 Sat, 20 Jun 2009 04:32:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=6537#comment-12790 I agree with you Helen. Besides, the State has the right to protect itself from any concealment of identity. It is absurd to require the police to check the IDs of all women who wears niqab just to ensure she is not a threat. The niqab can be an effective tool to hide the identity of a criminal or a terrorist. In addition, I don’t think the Koran really prescribes the wearing of niqab because if it were so, then why is it that this is not being practiced by all Muslim women around the world? This is not a matter of practice of religion but rather a self imposed policy which the State can interfere either by regulating or prohibiting.

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By: Helen Highwater http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/06/19/after-scarves-in-schools-france-mulls-ban-on-burqas-and-niqabs/comment-page-1/#comment-12785 Fri, 19 Jun 2009 22:00:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=6537#comment-12785 If people want to stick to strict Islamic traditions, they they should stay in strict Islamic countries.

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By: Azfar http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/06/19/after-scarves-in-schools-france-mulls-ban-on-burqas-and-niqabs/comment-page-1/#comment-12782 Fri, 19 Jun 2009 20:48:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=6537#comment-12782 It is infringement on the basic human rights to tell them how to live their life. You can liberate all the women you want who do not want to wear the vail or accpt Islam as their religion. But to tell women that you cannot practice your religion if they choose to.
The argument about the face covering is not that complicated you can check the Id when it is needed it is not necessary for all the people walking on the street or standing in the line who the other person look like. All you need to know if it is a women or man and respect them as human being.

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By: Seraphine http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/06/19/after-scarves-in-schools-france-mulls-ban-on-burqas-and-niqabs/comment-page-1/#comment-12779 Fri, 19 Jun 2009 20:10:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=6537#comment-12779 what is wrong with the french?
banning the wearing of the burqa or the niqab is just as wrong as requiring it.
this should be the choice of the individual, not the state.

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