When I walk through the city centre I see many Muslims wearing burqas.Every time I see one heading towards me or passing by me I feel anxious and scared yet they have don’t know wrong.The presence of the niqab causes worry because I am unsure of who it is hidden beneath it. I am unsure if this is a male, female, Muslim or not how am I to know ? If I feel threatened by the burqa I wonder how young children must feel.
Some objectors claim that by banning the burqa and niqab you are going against the most basic human right about woman having control over their bodies. Banning the burqa and niqab is also forcing all Muslim woman to abandon their cultural traditions. Some of the woman who wear a burqa and niqab have made it their choice to do so because they have noticed that when they wear it they receive far less male attention, this prevents the unwanted flirting and harassment and it stops men from looking at them inappropriately. Another argument from objectors is that if the burqa and niqab was to be a ban put in place are the police going to arrest every woman wearing one on her free will and treat her although she is a criminal!
However hidden underneath the burqa and niqab is abuse. It has been proven that in countries where the burqa and niqab is commonly worn there is higher rates of domestic violence. In Saudi Arabia there is reportedly a major problem with domestic violence and in Afghanistan 87% of woman have reported that they have experienced domestic violence and that number increased to 90% in Pakistan. Some woman have said that when they wear the burqa and niqab they feel that the are isolated and that they can 't talk about the violence they know they will be going home to. Wearing the bu...
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My view on this topic is that the Burqa and the Niqab should both be banned completely. There is no real reason for any of these garments to be worn as it does not say so in the Koran, the burqa is just used to conceal domestic violence and it means that men don 't feel any hesitation or need to worry about being caught as simply nobody will see. I see the burqa as a security risk as the face is covered and must people will not be able to identify who is underneath by only seeing the eyes. Also masked men are seen to be a threat yet masked woman are not. I also believe that if we cannot wear a bikini or shorts in some Muslim countries why are Muslims allowed to cause threat to our public by staying completely covered.
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