If the burka or niqab are a religious requirement then why have eight Islamic countries banned it on security grounds? Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Morocco, Niger, Turkey and Tunisia have all banned it on security grounds. Whenever I put this point to those who advocate this garment I never get an answer.
Why is that?
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(1) Sri Lanka announces burqa ban, to shut 1,000 madrasas https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/sri-lanka-to-ban-burqa-shut-many-islamic-schools-minister/article34061652.ece
(2) Burka bans: The countries where Muslim women can’t wear veil shttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/burka-bans-the-countries-where-muslim-women-cant-wear-veils/
(3) Tunisia becomes the latest country to ban full-face veils after a spate of terrorist attack shttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/07/05/tunisia-becomes-latest-country-ban-full-face-veils-after-spate-terrorist-attacks/
(4) Why Morocco’s burqa ban is more than just a security measure https://theconversation.com/why-moroccos-burqa-ban-is-more-than-just-a-security-measure-72120#:~:text=The%20decision%20is%20noteworthy%20in,and%20terrorists%20hide%20their%20identities