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Old 11-01-2017, 05:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Morocco 'bans the sale and production of the burka'

Morocco has banned the sale, production and import of the burka, according to local reports.

Letters announcing the ban were sent out on Monday, giving businesses 48 hours to get rid of their stock, the reports stated.

There was no official announcement from the government, but unnamed officials told outlets the decision was made due to "security concerns".

It is unclear if Morocco is now intending to ban the garment outright.

A high-ranking interior ministry official confirmed the ban to the Le360 news site, adding that "bandits have repeatedly used this garment to perpetrate their crimes".

The burka, which covers the entire face and body, is not widely worn in Morocco, with most women favouring the hijab, which does not shroud the face.

Women in Salafist circles, and in more conservative regions in the north, are more likely to wear the niqab, which leaves the area around the eyes uncovered.

The decision has split opinion in the North African kingdom, led by King Mohammed VI, who favours a moderate version of Islam.

Hammad Kabbaj, a preacher barred from standing in parliamentary elections in October over his alleged ties to "extremism", denounced the ban as "unacceptable", mocking the "Morocco of freedom and human rights" which "considers the wearing of the Western swimsuit on the beaches an untouchable right".

Meanwhile. the Northern Moroccan National Observatory for Human Development said it considered the measure an "arbitrary decision that is an indirect violation of women's freedom of expression and wearing what reflects their identities or their religious, political or social beliefs".

But Nouzha Skalli, a former family and social development minister, welcomed the ban as "an important step in the fight against religious extremism".

Morocco 'bans the sale and production of the burka' - BBC News
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Get ready for the repercussion. But well-done them.

So a mainly Islamic country is banning the burka. How about the UK banning for security reasons? A bit of give and take is needed. Unfortunately, most are only on the take!
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It was designed so that fathers with ugly daughters could marry them off before the bloke realised what he'd bought.

Fucking waste of time and it is not mandated in the Quran.
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Old 11-01-2017, 01:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Same goes for the niqab.
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Not what you think ...



Scary stuff !
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No problem. Burkas can be made in Britain in Birmingham, Bradford or Burnley.

Just send in your orders soon.
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