Muslim World at Odds Over French Burqa Ban
NICE, France (Sept 15) -- A top cleric at Egypt's most respected mosque broke with many other global Islamic leaders by saying today that he supports France's decision to ban the full face-covering Islamic veil.
Abdel Muti al-Bayyumi, a member of the Al-Azhar mosque council, said there is nothing in Islamic law or the Quran that calls for a full-face veil. The French Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to ban such garments as the burqa, a one-piece garment with a fabric grid before the eyes, and the niqab, a facial veil that leaves only the eyes visible.
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Obviously, the men who choose to be Islamic need to RESPECT WOMEN/HUMANS of any religion. They are still stuck in the Caveman Era where men beat the women and drag them around by the hair. I for one would not be with anyone WHO DID NOT RESPECT me as a WOMAN/HUMAN regardless of the religion.
Answer by emerald53197 at 9:19 AM on Sep. 16, 2010
I'm glad this went through. No one should be able to conceal their identity. I only hope more countries follow Frances example. All borders were closed yesterday, this must be why. I wonder why they didn't mention this in the news.
Answer by momentofpeace at 8:55 AM on Sep. 16, 2010
Bmat, because it is cultural not religious. The Quran says cover "your ornaments"....like your naughty bits and such, according to Islam men are also attracted to hair which I can see, so be it. Covering the entire face is just ridiculous and dangerous for the rest of us.
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