Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Burqa ban

It looks like France may ban the wearing of the burqa in public. The Quran says "that [women] should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands." Some in France argue that this is a form of oppression, or that having unidentifiable women walking in public is dangerous. Others say this is intolerance of the growing Muslim population (see also the recent ban on minarets in Switzerland. The Zam Wessel minifig (here in a photo by im.mick) has a veil. Technically I believe the burqa is the full-body covering, and a veil is called a niqab.

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