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Learn more about Niqāb
Several Western countries including France, Spain and Canada have proposed laws which would ban Muslim women from wearing a Niqab in public spaces. A niqab is a cloth that covers the face and is worn by some Muslim women in public areas. In 2015 the Canadian Supreme Court overturned a Ottawa’s request to ban niqab’s when women were taking citizenship oaths. Proponents argue that the ban infringes on individual rights and prevents people from expressing their religious beliefs. Opponents argue that face-coverings prevent the clear identification of a person, which is both a security risk, and a social hindrance within a society which relies on facial recognition and expression in communication. See recent Niqāb news
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In Saudi Arabia, one of the most restrictive and backward countries (concerning women), Saudi women must show their faces on Passports and all women when they go to Mecca, their faces must be uncovered. 2 years ago from a Conservative in Surrey
I think this is a smoke and mirror issue. We should not need to deal with a piece of fabric, but rather with an underlying root principle which should present provable surety that no undermining treason is intended or crime will result from this veiling.... 2 years ago from a Conservative in Strathmore