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Morocco 'bans the sale and production of the burka'

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  1. Russell

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    Morocco 'bans the sale and production of the burka'
    • 10 January 2017
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    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.

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    The burka is not popular in Morocco
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    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".

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-38574457?ocid=socialflow_twitter
     
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    This is less Islam more tribal culture. So, that's wrong step and converting tribal culture into religious extremism. Govt should find a neutral path, rather then extreme. Better respect tribal culture.
     
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    well done Morocco...we need to keep this medieval tent out of civilized countries...
     
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    :tup: Support to Morocco. We should do the same here.
     
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  5. Talwar e Pakistan

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    Burka has no place in Islam; it has roots in orthodox Christianity and Judaism; Muslims primarily adopted this around 900-1100 AD.
     
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    All hell would have broken loose if some European country did it, but since the Moroccan Arabs did, it must be the best thing to do
     
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    Burkas are already banned in European countries and there was little protest towards it. The main issue was the recent bans of Muslim swimsuits in French Beaches - there was a recent video in which French policemen forced a Muslim women at the beach to strip. There are also some countries trying to ban the Hijab. Those bans, in my opinion are completely wrong.
     
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    Hijab/Burqa/Niqab - far too many people think these are the same things. They are NOT.
     
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    People should be free to wear Burka if they want. this banning is against religious freedom. :disagree:
     
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    Well done, Morocco!

    Marg bar burqa!

    :yahoo::yahoo::yahoo:
     
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    The woman in your avatar wears burka. hahaha
     
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  12. Kuwaiti Girl

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    It's from a card game, by the way:

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    That's a niqab not a burqa
     
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    They aint that different.
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    PS. I am not fan of burka but I respect religious freedom.
     
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    now let them ban arabic to speak french :D
     
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