Tag: Burka ban

  • THE BURKA BAN – 2

    Subscribe to ShahidulNews By Rahnuma Ahmed It’s all about attacking Iran! Of course, attacking Afghanistan is wrong and we should all condemn it but burkas are equally bad because they oppress women. Progressive writers should not support one in order to condemn the other. The burka is a symbol of growing religious fundamentalism and as…

  • The Burka Ban – 1

    Subscribe to ShahidulNews Europe’s Open-face Democracy By Rahnuma Ahmed France bans full-face veils in public. Women wearing the niqab cannot enter government buildings, public transport, streets and markets. Burkas are not “welcome” on French soil, says Sarkozy. It is a sign of women’s “subservience,” it undermines France’s secular tradition.?The Spanish parliament is debating a proposal.…