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Burqa ban isn’t enough says Strache

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Burqa ban isn’t enough says Strache

(The Local)

After last week’s decision by the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) which supported France’s ban on religious headgear, the Freedom Party announced that they would be introducing a similar measure into Austria’s parliament.

The rule is intended to target the burqa, a traditional garment from the Middle East which completely covers the wearer, including the hair and face.

Now Heinz-Christian Strache, leader of the Austrian Freedom Party, has stated that the proposed ban doesn’t go far enough, and should be extended to include the chador, a traditional Persian head scarf which leaves the face uncovered.  Strache’s party has opposed what they call the “Islamification” of Europe.

The text of the planned measure, to be introduced into parliament on Tuesday, calls for a “ban on the wearing of the burqa, the niqab, the chador and other full body cover-ups.”

The FPÖ sees the chador as a “symbol of a woman’s complete submission to the man”.  Disabilities and “obstacles in finding employment” are other reasons for a ban.

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  • “…should be extended to include the chador, a traditional Persian head scarf which leaves the face uncovered.”
    Umm, that’s not what a chador is…
    ‘chador’ in Persian means ‘tent,’ and is also the Persian name for an item of clothing much larger than a head scarf; it is, in fact, ordinarily body-length, though the front is open.
    The text of the proposal gets it right when it refers to “…the chador and other full body cover-ups.”
    Poor chador. First they banned it in Iran, then enforced it in Iran, now they want to ban it elsewhere too.

  • Reynardine

    Back in 1968, in transit through the airport in Vienna, I lost this Little Red Riding Hood cloak. I suppose now they’re going to extradite me for it.

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  • mindy1

    Calling yourselves the freedom party does NOT mean you stand for freedom if you are telling others what to do >:(

  • These guys will go crazy trying to ban anything Islamic but the fact is that Muslim women will find other western clothes that can still be Islamic as well, examples being ponchos, shawls, winter jackets, summer jackets, loose sweaters, hats, bandanas, wigs, big sunglasses covering faces, etc. What will they do next? Ban full clothes and all headgear on women? What a bunch of psychos!

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