Don’t ban the burqa- challenge the modesty doctrine instead

27 May 2016

EFD Fellow Tehmina Kazi voices her opinion regarding the use of niqabis in the UK and the political and ideological dilemmas that come with banning the use of such garments.

"In my view, the debate should focus on the more pernicious implications of modesty doctrines — which includes female voices being seen as “temptations,” and excluded from the public space accordingly, and women’s (but not men’s) faces and identities being treated as a body part that should be hidden in public — rather than the positions of individual niqabis".

This article is in English and can be read here.