The Times on 'The niqab, fact v fiction'
Wednesday, 22 July 2009 16:36
| || ||Fatima Barkatullah writing a piece in The Times today entitled 'Niqab: Fact v Fiction', seeks to dispel popular myths on the niqab and burqa, challenging the common misconceptions that shape antipathy to these forms of dress observed by many Muslim women. |
Read her retorts to popular myths: ‘The niqab is a symbol of female subjugation; Women who wear the niqab cannot possibly contribute to society; The niqab isn’t in the Qur’an; Wearing the niqab implies that all men are predatory; The niqab poses a security risk at banks and airports; Niqab wearers can’t possibly be teachers and Banning the niqab will free those Muslim women who are coerced into wearing it.’
It’s refreshing to read the views of a veiled Muslim woman, amid the many perspectives that have been printed on the niqab/burqa, challenging the hyperbole with some home truths.
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