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Rabbi Condemns Straw’s Veil Comments February 16, 2007

Posted by infidelkafirwatch in Uncategorized.

An Ilford rabbi yesterday condemned Jack Straw after he said he would prefer it if Muslim women did not wear the full veil.

The House of Commons leader last week provoked a fierce debate by revealing he asked visitors to his surgery if they would remove the veil. He later said he would prefer if the item was discarded at all times, describing it as a “visible statement of separation”.

Writing to the Chair of the Ilford Islamic Centre, Ilford Federation Synagogue’s Rabbi Alex Chapper said: “I feel his comments were totally unacceptable and display, at best, insensitivity to, and at worst, an ignorance of the laws, customs and practices of Islam.

“It is nonsense to suggest that, ‘women who wore veils made community relations more difficult’’, rather it is remarks such as these that create divisions and intolerance in Britain.” read more



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