The burqa veil is to be banned in schools and universities across Norway following similar measures in other European countries, according to the Norwegian education minister.
The country’s right-wing government confirmed it was considering “national regulations prohibiting the full-face veil in schools and universities”, a move supported by the opposition Labour Party.
Education minister Torbjorn Roe Isaksen confirmed the ban would only apply to the full-face veil and not to other Islamic headscarves including the hijab, chador and niqab.
He did, however, defend the right of Norwegians to express their religion in their clothing, in contrast to the strict secularity laws in place in France.
[TOP RATED COMMENT] This oppressive clothing also needs to be banned in the UK.
[ANOTHER] For all those who support the wearing of burqas, niqabs, hijabs, burkinis etc. Remember that these are merely symbols of a brutal and misogynistic ideology that demeans and despises females:
“I was shown Hell and I have never seen anything more terrifying than it. And I saw that the majority of its people are women.” They said, “Why, O Messenger of Allah?” He said, “Because of their ingratitude (kufr).” “Are they ungrateful to Allah?” He said, “They are ungrateful to their companions (husbands) and ungrateful for good treatment. If you are kind to one of them for a lifetime then she sees one (undesirable) thing in you, she will say, ‘I have never had anything good from you.’” (Narrated by al-Bukhari, 1052)
[ANOTHER] Just proscribe Islam.
[ANOTHER] All forms of religious clothing need banning along with banning religion in schools.
[ANOTHER] The knuckle dragging culture of Islam that produces nothing and sponges in the west. This pseudo “religion” has killed millions in the spread of the Arab Islamic Empire and War on the Buddhist Hindu and Christian nations. They turn on each other both muslim Shia against Sunni muslim. Islam is no fun and Islam will be destroyed.
[ANOTHER] And every Muslim woman wearing such garb symbolizes the following repressive and misogynistic ideology:
“MEN HAVE AUTHORITY OVER WOMEN BECAUSE GOD HAS MADE THE ONE SUPERIOR TO THE OTHER. and because they spend their wealth to maintain them.
[ANOTHER] In the meantime, women in Iran are putting themselves at risk to gain the freedom to drop the scarves and all that ragg but in Europe, they seem to be fighting for it. Why? Pure provocation.
Anyway, the Q’ran does not require women to hide their hair, let alone their face. Those who do are there supporting radical religious thinking which should not be tolerated in Western countries of any kind. Good on Norway!
[ANOTHER] “He did, however, defend the right of Norwegians to express their religion in their clothing, in contrast to the strict secularity laws in place in France.”
Actually, France has only banned the burqa so this law would bring Norway exactly into line with France. Mind you, the Islamic headscarf is next on the list here in France with Sarkozy talking about banning it if he returns to office next year. Not a big fan of the man but it’s definitely got to go and go it will. France is Churchill on this issue and the UK is Chamberlain.
[ANOTHER] Its an enemy uniform. It needs to be banned on that basis. Period.
[ANOTHER] I cant think of anything more miserly than the withholding of the sight of a fellow human face.
[ANOTHER] Well done Norway. Lets hope more countries follow your example. If muslims want to live in the west they should have the decency to respect western customs. [The Independent] Read more