Climate Change / Sustainable Development

Burqa ban: EU makes the right move

The European Union is finally coming to its senses: Burqa Ban by Belgium upheld by the European Court of Human Rights. France has already introduced such legislation.

Jul 12, 2017
By Dr Ishtiaq Ahmed
 
The European Union is finally coming to its senses: Burqa Ban by Belgium upheld by the European Court of Human Rights. France has already introduced such legislation.
 
I and many other people with an experience of how ISLAMIST NEO-FASCISM  is making life difficult for all decent people and especially targeting women with their intolerance and reactionary, obscurantist patriarchal oppression. We can heave a sigh of relief that in the European Union such a trend will not be allowed to prosper.
 
I share with you the verdict given by the European Court of Human Rights:
 
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/belgium-burqa-ban-upheld-european-court-of-human-rights-dakir-v-full-face-islamic-veils-headscarf-a7835156.html
 
Dr Ishtiaq Ahmed is Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Stockholm University; Visiting Professor Government College University;  and, Honorary Senior Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore. Latest publications, The Punjab Bloodied, Partitioned and Cleansed, *(Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2012), won the Best Non-Fiction Book Prize at the 2013 Karachi Literature Festival and the 2013 UBL-Jang Groups Best Non-Fiction Book Prize at Lahore and the Best Book on Punjab Award from Punjabi Parchar at the Vaisakhi Mela in Lahore, 2016. And , Pakistan: The Garrison State, Origins, Evolution, Consequences (1947-2011), Oxford, 2013.  I can be reached at: billumian@gmail.com

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