Morocco bans sale of Niqaab/full face veil


Cii Radio| Ayesha Ismail| 11 January 2017| 12 Rabi ul Aakir 1438

Morocco has banned the import, production and sale of burqas.

Rabat authorities say they’re doing away with the full-face-covering garments worn by some Muslim women for security reasons.

Morocco’s interior minister will make an official announcement of the burqa ban that will take effect this week.
The official line is that bandits have repeatedly used the full-veil garments to perpetrate their crimes.

Awareness raising programmes are being launched to inform traders of the decision. They will be given 48-hours to liquidate their stock.

Most Moroccan women favour the hijab headscarf that doesn’t cover the face.

More conservative women prefer the niqab that leaves an area around the eyes uncovered.

The High Council of Ulemas, the country’s top religious authority, has yet to comment on the issue of banning full-face veils.

Source – EWN