Here in Australia Koranimals whine about Pauline Hanson, who wants the burqa banned. Here, two twats doing da’wa throwing red herrings around:
Then comes the idiotic argument that the ghostume is about “choice”. It isn’t. It is certainly not about “how Muslim women choose to dress”, because they are usually forced to wear it and if they don’t, they are beaten and sometimes killed.
Then they invoke the bogeyman:
Pauline Hanson is once again fuelling the flames of racism and xenophobia in Australia by suggesting that we should hold a referendum on banning the burqa. (More on this below the fold)
As far back as 2009 Muselmaniacs have been complaining about not being able to wear their ghostumes in public spaces like swimming pools and restaurants:
Here, another article from 2010:
- Two Muslim women were ordered out of a swimming pool in France because they were wearing ‘burkinis’.
- In Morocco, 2012: security staff denied access to Mrs. Ajouhi because she was veiled. The media often distorts the face covering niqab with “hijab”, which is deliberate and annoying:
- “No Hijab Allowed” – A Veiled Woman Banned From Morocco’s Top Beach Club
In Egypt, the niqabees are trying to get the ban overturned:
Many Egyptian women say they are facing a difficult summer season as Hijab-free zones have soared in popularity, as more restaurants and high-end resorts enforce a de-facto ban on wearing Muslim headbags.
al-Arabiya Social media users in Egypt flocked to Facebook and Twitter over the past week to condemn the apparent decision by some venues to deny veiled women entry. Many deemed the ban as “discriminatory” against practicing Muslim women in Egypt – a country in which 90 percent of its 80-million population are Muslim.
The ban is not completely new, it was reportedly common at resorts and restaurants frequented by foreigners, in cities such as Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada.
Recent reports suggest that several swimming pools and restaurants at five-star resorts lining the Egyptian north coast are also restricting the entry of veiled women to their services.
Reem, a 28-year-old woman who wears the Hijab, said she was turned away at the doors of two different beaches at upscale north coast resorts for being veiled, she told Al Arabiya News. “I was with my husband when I was told I cannot come in because I’m veiled.
The Muselmanic fear of kafirs resisting the madness of Islam:
Australia should NOT hold a referendum on ‘banning the burqa’. Although it is extremely unlikely that a referendum would succeed, (after all, of the 44 referendum Australia has had, only eight were successful), it would be a divisive move that would give license to supporters of a ban, to voice their prejudices and bigotry (and we know everyone has a right to be a bigot!). It would inflame rather than calm relations between Muslim and non-Muslim Australians.
Human rights belong to all individuals and cannot be removed by popular vote. In a free and democratic country such as Australia, we must respect the right of religious minorities to dress according to their faith, regardless of how confronting that attire may be for some people.
In the end, we should be guaranteeing the human rights of Muslim women by respecting their autonomy, equality and dignity, rather than compelling them to dress according to the dictates of others, be they Islamic clerics, vocal politicians or well-intentioned feminists.
Paula Gerber is Deputy Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law and an Associate Professor at the Monash University Faculty of Law. She specialises in international human rights law generally, with a particular focus on children’s rights and gay rights, including same-sex marriage.
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