Muslim Council: women cannot debate wearing veil

The body which claims to be the voice of Britain’s Muslims has told women that wearing the veil is “not open to debate”.

The Telegraph… The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) said that not covering the face is a “shortcoming” and suggested that any Muslims who advocate being uncovered could be guilty of rejecting Islam.

That little statement from the MCB should be taken as a veiled threat, as rejecting Islam and apostasy are one in the same in the minds and laws of many Muslims and punishable by death.

In a statement published on its website the MCB, warns: “We advise all Muslims to exercise extreme caution on this issue, since denying any part of Islam may lead to disbelief.

“Not practising something enjoined by Allah and his Messenger… is a shortcoming. Denying it is much more serious.” Threat

The statement quotes from the Koran: “It is not for a believer, man or woman, that they should have any option in their decision when Allah and his Messenger have decreed a matter.” Pretty sure the Koran only speaks of modesty for all Muslims.

The statement will add to controversy about the veil after France earlier this week banned the full-face covering.

“There is no case for a French-style ban in the UK and virtually no serious person supports it,” said Haras Rafiq, of the moderate Muslim think-tank, Centri.

“But by this statement, effectively suggesting that the veil is an obligation, the MCB have put themselves at the opposite extreme of the spectrum.”

The statement is signed by the MCB’s then secretary-general, Mohammad Abdul Bari, and his deputy, Daud Abdullah. It was published in the wake of an earlier controversy about the niqab but passed without notice.

It remains available on the MCB website as a statement of policy.

Other signatories of the statement include Imran Waheed, spokesman of the extremist group Hizb ut Tahrir and several other extremists including Haitham al-Haddad, who has denounced music as a “prohibited and fake message of love and peace”. All 27 signatories, who describe themselves as “Islamic groups and scholars,” are male.

Dr Bari stepped down as secretary-general of the MCB last year, but remains chairman of the hardline East London Mosque, whose chief imam, Abdul Qayum, also signed the statement.

Dr Bari is also a former president of the fundamentalist Islamic Forum of Europe, which controls the mosque and which advocates a sharia state in Europe.

The MCB received significant funding under the previous government and was seen as the main representative voice of Britain’s estimated 2.8 million Muslims but has not received any official money since February 2010.

The MCB did not respond to enquiries.

3 Replies to “Muslim Council: women cannot debate wearing veil”

  1. Gamal El-Bana, the brother of Hasan El-Bana (founder of the Muslm Brotherhood) has writen over 90 books on islam. He said in an interview that can be found on Kitmantv that the burqa or veil are complete nonsense. The only command about women’s modesty is that they must not show their breasts or privates in public.

    The only thing they are commanded to wear is a belt to signify their modesty.

    So the wearing of a bikini is not against the rules.

    The bee keeper suits were re introduced by the Muslim Brotherhood as a tactic to remove women from society. That women had freedom in post war europe was one of the things Hasan El-Bana specificlly hated about western society and is one of the reasons he founded the Muslim Brotherhood. He wanted the process of women’s liberation to be reversed, first in Egypt, then in the rest of the world.

    Basically all these terrorist groups started when one egyptian saw euopians dancing together (true story) and dating and became resentful when he wasn’t able to join in the fun.

  2. THEY SHOULD NOT WEAR THE VAIL IN OTHER COUNTRIES AS IF THEY ARE COMING TO LIVE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY THEN THEY SHOULD LIVE BY OUR RULES. IF I WAS TO GO TO PAKISTAN OR IRAQ I WOULD BE FORCED TO WEAR THIS THEREFORE IF THEY COME TO THIS COUNTRY TO LIVE THEN THEY SHOULD LIVE BY OUR RULES.

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