Despite recent problems, Egypt is one of the more “moderate” and less radical Muslim countries.
But recently, due to a civil strife, radical Islam has seen a rise in the relatively modern country.
The government has decided to do something about it, and it has made the Islamists FURIOUS!
Via Washington Post
Are full face veils worn by some Muslim women un-Islamic?
According to some Egyptian lawmakers they are. So much so that this predominantly Muslim country’s parliament is reportedly drafting legislation that would ban women from wearing the veil, known as the niqab, in public areas or in government offices. The niqab is typically black and covers the whole face, save for the eyes. It’s not uncommon to see conservative Egyptian women wearing the veil, especially in rural areas.
The bill is expected to cause MAJOR problems
If the law passes, it could trigger a backlash from Egypt’s Islamists and deepen religious divisions and tensions. Under the current government of President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, thousands of Islamists have been imprisoned amid a spate of forced disappearances, alleged torture and other abuses by the state’s security apparatus.
Advocates of the potential ban, who say it’s needed for security reasons and to foster a moderate religious landscape, have found support in recent weeks. Last month, Cairo University banned doctors and nurses from wearing the niqab in medical schools and teaching hospitals.
Personally I don’t know if this is the best idea. Why anger further those who are already out to attack you?
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