“Irene is undertaking some groundbreaking research”
There is a whole lot of ‘research’ going on, namely by universities and some (western) females who appear to have a vested interest in Islam-promo.
Veil ban ‘increased hostility towards Muslim women’- not. Islam increases hostility towards kafirs!
Irene ZempiÂ Â will present her Â “groundbreaking” research on Islamophobia at a Departmental Research Seminar at the University of Leicester tomorrow:
Â The veil ban policy is a clear manifestation of Islamophobia. The veil ban is not a ‘religious-blind’ piece of legislation; rather it attacks ‘Islam’ through the religious code of dress for Muslim women.”
No Christianophobia to see here:
Its all about choice, right? Â Do crackpots like Irene Zempi and Â Martha Nussbaum object to this kind of “choice?” Â Will these poptards speak out about the rampant Christianophobia in Jordan and other Islamic hell holes?
Mrs Zempi’s awful conclusions (and solutions) are eerily similar to those of a Martha Nussbaum, who wrote a whole book about it, in the U.S.:
“The burqa and the new religious intolerance”
Yet another twisted wreck from a U.S. university fantasizes about things she doesn’t understand.
Martha is not a lawyer and knows nothing about Islam, she tries to mix Islamic misogyny with western law and her Â twisted feminist allures. May the burqa rest lightly on their shoulders!
Mona Eltahawy on France’s banning of face veils
Never ending burqa katzenjammer:
Prison is freedom, freedom is prison:
Liberty today announced it is intervening in the European Court of Human Rights case concerning the criminalisation of face coverings in France:
The so-called ‘burqa ban’ â€“ which came into force last year â€“ outlaws French citizens from covering their faces in public spaces in France. A Muslim woman, known as S.A.S., filed an application to the European Court opposing the law on the day it was introduced.
Liberty has now intervened in the case,Â S.A.S. v France, which has major potential repercussions for freedom of religion and freedom of expression â€“ not just in France but here in the UK and across Europe. In July 2010 Philip Hollobone MP tabled a Private Members Bill which would have outlawed face coverings in public in the UK. But Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has described the French law as “incomprehensible” and asserted that the British government has no intention to follow suit.
Liberty argues that the burqa ban breachesÂ Article 8 (right to a private life),Â 9 (freedom of religion),Â 10 (freedom of expression)Â and14 (no discrimination)Â of the European Convention on Human Rights.
The law aims to ban the burqa by making it an offence to wear clothing that conceals the face in public places including beaches, gardens and commercial premises such as cinemas and restaurants. The penalty is a 150-euro fine and/or a ‘citizenship course’ â€“ suggesting its wearing is a sign of being ‘non-French’. Some of the language surrounding the debate over the ban in France has proved alarmingly inflammatory and racist.
The French Government has tried to justify the law by claiming the ban actually prevents Muslim women from being ‘cut off’ from others, bolsters public safety and increases equality between men and women. But in reality it prevents Muslim women from expressing their beliefs through Islamic dress. While there may be security concerns over facing coverings these would be better tackled with less intrusive measures â€“ relevant French law relating to identity checks, for example, is already in place. And while promoting equality is essential, penalising women for expressions of faith does not promote equality â€“ it undermines basic dignity.
Corinna Ferguson, legal officer for Liberty, said: “Wearing the full veil may be considered demeaning by some but for many women it’s a precious symbol of their faith.
“Such controversy is hardly resolved by imprisoning at home those women who feel compelled to wear the burqa or niqab. This blanket, discriminatory and disproportionate ban only serves to fuel the flames of Islamaphobia spreading across Europe.”