Hatred Unveiled in France (2004)

FRANCE AND Germany have voted to ban Muslim scarves in schools. It is amazing how a simple cloth can be so intimidating.
Why are politicians, who have more pressing issues, fretting over a seemingly minor one?

Tens of thousands of people marched to French embassies around the world on January 17, 2004, in protest.
There have been protests in Indonesia, Egypt, Malaysia, Canada, Lebanon, America, Britain and 28 other countries.

While Muslims may view the scarf as a simple part of our lives, others view it as a threat to secularism. Islam, which is opposed to secularism, is an obstacle. Thus, anything Islamic becomes a threat to the godless people who control world affairs.

"O Prophet, tell your wives and daughters and the believing women that they should cast their outer garments over their bodies (when abroad) so that they should be known and not molested" (Quran 33:59).The veil is a protection from molestation. If civilization is enough protection, then why do women in America not walk alone in the dark? If education is the solution, then why do universities have a 'walk home service' for females? If self restraint is the answer, then why is there sexual harassment daily in the workplace?
Modesty, and by extension the veil, is prescribed to protect women.
A sample of those accused of sexual harassment in the US, includes: Navy officers, Managers, professors, Senators, Supreme Court Justices, and the President of the United States!
How ironical that the scarf revered as a sign of 'holiness' when worn by Catholic Nuns, is reviled as a sign of 'oppression' when worn by Muslim women.

The veil and scarf are not a matter of personal choice but an Islamic obligation. (Holy Qur’aan, 24:30,31).

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