Monday, April 29, 2019

Christine Douglass-Williams, Jihad Watch: Sri Lanka bans burqa after deadly Easter bombing, Muslim clerics cry foul

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2019/04/sri-lanka-bans-burqa-after-deadly-easter-bombing-muslim-clerics-cry-foul

Sri Lanka bans burqa after deadly Easter bombing, Muslim clerics cry foul

The government of Sri Lanka has banned “full face coverings” (the burqa). The country’s president, Maithripala Sirisena explained that “the emergency measure would prohibit any garment which ‘hinders identification’ for the sake of national security.” The president’s office stated that “no-one should obscure their faces to make identification difficult”. Other countries have also banned the burqa for the same reason.
So far, the burqa has been banned in China, Tajikistan, Morocco, Latvia, Cameroon, Congo-Brazzaville, Gabon, Chad, Austria, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands, Bulgaria, and France. Algeria banned the burqa in the public sector last year.
In Chad, two Boko Haram jihad suicide bomb attacks killed 23 people in 2015, which led to the country’s Prime Minister Kalzeube Pahimi Deubet condemning the use of the burqa as “camouflage,” and ruling that all burqas on sale in markets must be burned.
The burqa is also an oppressive garment forced upon women in the name of Islam (cf. Quran 24:31 and 33:59). As expected however, Islamic supremacists were quick to oppose the ban with one Muslim leader calling the ban “stupid”…..
Muslim leaders in Sri Lanka….have voiced opposition to the face covering ban.  It is the stupidest thing to do,” complained Hilmy Ahmed, vice-president of the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulema organisation, which represents Muslim clerics.
Ahmed went on to condemn what he called “interfering with the religion without consulting the religious leadership”, clearly revealing his own failure to accept that the safety of innocents living in Sri Lanka far outweighs his supremacist entitlements.
“Sri Lanka Bans Islamic Face Veils After Deadly Easter Bombings”, by Jack Montgomery, Breitbart, April 29, 2019:
The government of Sri Lanka has banned full face coverings, including but not limited to the Islamic burqa and niqab, as an emergency measure following the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks targeting Christians and tourists.
President Maithripala Sirisena said the emergency measure would prohibit any garment which “hinders identification” as a national security risk, after blasts which killed hundreds were attributed to the National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) group.
“The ban is to ensure national security… No-one should obscure their faces to make identification difficult,” the president’s office confirmed in a brief statement.
The Islamic State has also claimed responsibility for the attacks, which is something it often does following mass casualty events regardless of whether or not it has a legitimate link with them — although Sri Lankan deputy defence minister Ruwan Wijewardene has said the authorities believe the attacks “could not have been done just locally” and are seeking to establish if the NTJ had assistance from larger terror networks overseas.
Muslim leaders in Sri Lanka, which has a Sinhalese Buddhist religious majority, have voiced opposition to the face covering ban.
“It is the stupidest thing to do,” complained Hilmy Ahmed, vice-president of the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulema organisation, which represents Muslim clerics, in comments to the BBC.
“Three days ago we took a voluntary decision regarding this. The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulema told all Muslim women not to wear face veils for security reasons. If they wanted to wear a veil, then they were told not to come out,” Ahmed told the British broadcaster.
“We strongly criticise the decision. We will not accept the authorities interfering with the religion without consulting the religious leadership,” he warned.
Sri Lanka was known as Ceylon while it was part of the British Empire, and for the period up to the 1970s when it was an independent Commonwealth Realm with Queen Elizabeth II as head of state….
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Christine Douglass-Williams
Christine Douglass-Williams is a nine-time international award-winning broadcast journalist and author of the book The Challenge of Modernizing IslamShe is a former Director with the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, appointed by the Harper Conservative government, but terminated by the Trudeau government for her writings against political Islam on Jihad Watch. She was also an advisor to the Conservative Government’s Office of Religious Freedom, shut down by the Trudeau Liberal government.
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