More Controversy – Banning the Hiqab

COMMENTARY-

A controversy is brewing in Montreal, Canada, over wearing the traditional Muslin veil called a hiqab in government forums. A student’s refusal to remove her hiqab in school caused her repeated expulsions and spearheaded the controversy. A bill is being considered to address showing your face in government agencies.

This instance reminds me of a February post concerning Sudanese, Muslin women wearing pants in public places. These women were arrested and sentenced to be flogged for indecent exposure. The question then was, “Is this indecent or unjust?”

It is still a question of justice for women’s rights. If a woman chooses to wear pants or a veil, she should have that right. I do not see any government addressing the apparel of a man.

One Response to “More Controversy – Banning the Hiqab”

  1. Who ever wrote this: “It is still a question of justice for women’s rights. If a woman chooses to wear pants or a veil, she should have that right. I do not see any government addressing the apparel of a man” has absolutely no idea of what he or she is talking about??
    How can you possibly compare a Hijbab to pants??? Really??? The Hijbab should be banned in public places, women who wear them should not be allowed to get a drivers licence, health card, passport or any other ID where full face is required – and if they feel so strongly about it, then go back to the country where it’s tolerated.

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