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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 statement will add to controversy about the veil Photo: ALAMY
By Andrew Gilligan 9:00PM BST 16 Apr 2011
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
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.”
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.”
The statement will add to controversy about the veil after France earlier this week banned the full-face covering.