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Syria Bans Full Islamic Face Veils at Universities

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This from a recent story out of Damascus, Syria,

Syria has forbidden the country’s students and teachers from wearing the niqab — the full Islamic veil that reveals only a woman’s eyes — taking aim at a garment many see as political. The ban shows a rare point of agreement between Syria’s secular, authoritarian government and the democracies of Europe: Both view the niqab as a potentially destabilizing threat.

And according to “The Week” Magazine (July 30, 2010), “The ban is seen as a move by the secular government to counteract a growing Islamist movement.”

If this is being recognized as a problem in Syria of all places, it would be good for Americans to give it much better forethought.


Written by Michael Duenes

August 4, 2010 at 4:08 pm

Posted in Duenes, Islam

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