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Burka

 

a sleeveless felt cloak common in the Caucasus. There are two types: the rider’s burka, which is long, thickpiled, and has seams that form broad shoulders; and the burka worn by those who travel by foot, which is short, smooth, and seamless—a necessary part of the equipment of Caucasian herdsmen.

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The woman, Hind Ahmas, said she would also appeal her sentence in a French court with the backing of French businessman Rachid Nekkaz who has pledged to pay all fines imposed on burqa wearers under the ban.
The course was held exclusively for Muslim and Christian girls from local faith schools to explore how faith can inspire fashion, showing that the two can be linked in a positive way and need not only be negatively associated, as with burqa bans.
Let's throw into the increasingly acrimonious debate that leading Saudi Muslim clerics immediately responded to the French ban by issuing to French women citizens a prohibition from wearing the all-covering burqa and niqab, thus undermining any 'religious requirement' argument; that predominantly Islamic Turkey and Egypt have already banned the niqab; that Muslim Syria has recently banned the niqab from public and private universities; and that the Muslim Canada Congress actually called for a burqa ban in Canada.
In the current state of positive law, the general prohibition of the wearing of the burqa would be extremely fragile," Denys de Bechillon, a jurist specialising in constitutional law, told the daily newspaper Liberation earlier this year.
France's lower house of parliament has overwhelmingly approved a ban on wearing a burqa, while Spain and Belgium have similar laws in the pipeline.
In April, Belgium became the first country in Europe to outlaw the burqa in public places.
In neighbouring Zabul province, a suicide bomber dressed in a burqa detonated his cache of explosives in a shopping area in Shahjoy district, killing two civilians and wounding at least 16 others, said Mohammad Jan Rasoolyar, a spokesman for the provincial governor.
This old and undeviating position of mine (I am also opposed to the headscarf but that is not the issue today) is being tested or tried as I follow the campaign against the niqab and the burqa in Europe these days.
It added that the health insurance board is not obligated to provide a woman employee to serve a woman wearing a niqab or burqa.
Otherwise, what is the difference between forcing women to wear a burqa and forcing them not to It is discrimination.
The burqa is a shroud-like full-body covering worn in public by some Muslim women who take (or whose husbands or fathers take) an extremely conservative view on the need for female "modesty.
A French parliament report has called for a ban on the full Islamic veil, saying Muslim women who wear the burqa were posing an 'unacceptable' challenge to French values.