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Straw asks Muslim women to remove veil February 16, 2007

Posted by infidelkafirwatch in Uncategorized.
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So what this Mr Jack Straw?

Have you been speaking to the French or is it just frustration and your inability to communicate to people either on the phone, letter, and email or by women wearing the veil as they choose to wear this in a free democratic society (and not in Afghanistan).

One thing that I can’t understand Mr Straw is that if this woman has decided to wear the veil (from her free will) then how does that impact your discussion or decision making ability? Why do you want to see her face?

Muslim women in the UK who wear full veils make “better, positive relations” between communities more difficult, Commons leader Jack Straw has said.

Failing to show the mouth and nose was “a visible statement of separation and of difference”, the MP wrote in the Lancashire Evening Telegraph.

Now he asks women who meet him if they would consider taking off their veils.

But the Islamic Human Rights Commission claimed the Blackburn MP’s request would cause selective discrimination.

“It is astonishing that someone as experienced and senior as Jack Straw does not realise that the job of an elected representative is to represent the interests of the constituency, not to selectively discriminate on the basis of religion,” said commission chairman Massoud Shadjareh.

And Halima Hussain from Muslim Public Affairs Committee asked: “Who is Jack Straw to comment on negative symbols within a religion that is not his own?

“The point is these women have chosen to wear the veil and it’s their own decision. It’s not something that has been forced upon them,” she told BBC News 24.

“These are not oppressed women. I don’t think he’s right to say this at all.”

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