LOL, so Morocco is racist against Muslims, that's a good one, .
If you honestly think a religion should be able to treat a woman differently to a man, in controvention to a nation's equality laws then you are the one with issues.
The Burka and Niquab etc should be banned in all countries, they have no place in any country in the 21st century.
Ok so I’ll bite this time my little neocon friend because casual racism really grinds my gears.
As it goes I’m affirmatively atheistic.
The truth - largely I guess because of when the various doctrines were written - is that pretty much all religious text treats men and women vastly differently so that’s a rather facile point. Christianity has absolutely no right to patronise any in that regard.
Western society has a pretty dubious record on equality so let’s not delude ourselves. Women couldn’t wear trousers in my office till the late 90s - crazy huh? Defo NOT equal.
It was only around a similar time that marital rape was finally outlawed in all 50 US states. So let’s tread lightly with the fume......
It’s just a garment - roots to its prominence come from Saudi Arabia I believe. It is not a requirement to be a Muslim women - it’s an interpretation by certain sections.
To answer your question all the countries with the bans are responding to specific scenarios - often a desire to lay a marker down against a particular sect or (in the West) a perceived Terrorist threat
Ultimately - that’s a fear of something different or an authoritarian line designed to appeal politically.
To western eyes the burka does look odd when first you see it.
As long as a woman wishes to wear it and reaches the conclusion without social / political pressure I’ve no problem.
So that’s pretty much like a skirt, dress or any other garment a woman might choose to wear. I’m not frightened of a woman with a large sunglasses, headscarf, sari, maxi dress or heavy make-up etc etc - all of which could be used to conceal one thing or another including identity.
It’s only banned in 13 countries - hardly the new world order.
Being gay is banned in 72
- should we be aspiring to that?
I just don’t believe the froth about this is rooted in anything but the 3 scenarios I painted.
Clearly we’re not going to agree Heimy - I’ve given you my considered views. Good luck to you.
*Editors note: Spray on jeans on men over 40 should be banned worldwide. But hey, that’s fashion girlfriend 😉