Three women on flight from Doha barred from entering France after refusing to remove their face veils

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By Leon Watson

PUBLISHED: 09:38 EST, 12 June 2012 | UPDATED: 10:11 EST, 12 June 2012

A police union says three Saudi women who refused to remove their face veils at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport have been barred entry to France.

A 2011 French law bans people from wearing Islamic face-covering veils anywhere in public.

An official with the SGP-FO police union said today that border police asked the women to remove their veils after they arrived Monday on a flight from Doha, Qatar.

Three Saudi women who refused to remove their face veils at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport have been barred entry to FranceThree Saudi women who refused to remove their face veils at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport have been barred entry to France

The official says the women refused, border police refused them entry in France, and they returned to Doha last night.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak publicly for the police.

Supporters of the ban say the veil contradicts France’s principles of secularism and women’s rights. Some Muslim groups say it stigmatises moderate Muslims.

Nicolas Sarkozy’s government introduced a ban on all forms of Islamic head coverings, including the niqab and the burka, last year.

Islamic-rights campaigners said it was ‘unconstitutional’ but Mr Sarkozy said the ban was not aimed at persecuting Muslims, merely part of an effort to make France a more tolerant, inclusive society.

When it was introduced, he said the ban was aimed at stopping criminals – from terrorists to shoplifters – disguising their faces from security staff and CCTV.

Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport, where three Saudi women were refused entry to FranceParis’ Charles de Gaulle airport, where three Saudi women were refused entry to France

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5 Replies to “Three women on flight from Doha barred from entering France after refusing to remove their face veils”

  1. If you attack the burqa, you attack the right of women to choose their own clothing. Do you want that, Western man? Respect the right of women how to dress.I respect women’s rights.

    Nobel Peace Prize winner “Tawakkul Karman,” ‘The mother of Yemen’s revolution,’ when asked about her Hijab by journalists and how it is not proportionate with her level of intellect and education, replied: “Man in early times was almost naked, and as his intellect evolved he started wearing clothes. What I am today and what I’m wearing represents the highest level of thought and civilization that man has achieved, and is not regressive. It’s the removal of clothes again that is a regression back to the ancient times. Veil is a sign of woman liberation from Current Naked liberalism, unethical fashion, social harassment, over consciousness about figure etc and become a sex icon and toy of the troy. Veil is not mere name of piece of cloth but it also has complete women education and training to enjoy her full, fledge life without any fear and become tradable commodity and symbol of enjoyment.

    Europe is needlessly focussing the “veil issue” which relates to the lives of a very small portion of European society. It is estimated that there are only about 2000 Muslim women in France and 30 in Belgium who wear burqa. European Establishments concern with the affairs of such a tiny minority represents a clear instance of cultural bigtory. Those wearing burqa were ridiculed as “walking-coffins” or ” asymmetrical cylinders”. In very cold winter people walk about with scarves tightly wrapped around their face. In those cases no security issue arises, but the wearing of burqa raises security concern. Burqa is regarded as a symbol of male domination by the self-proclaimed torchbearers of liberty but they do not know that Islam gave women the rights that the west could not even think about till 20th century. Burqa is worn as a matter of choice. Nowadays young women choose to wear full veil seeing it as a powerful statement of identity, The parliaments of various European countries are voting to legislate the banning of the veils, In Switzerland a ban on minarets was imposed. The campaign against Islamic symbols is on the rise because of a sense of insecurity in some Europeans. A ban on the burqa is bound to widen the differences rather than bridging them. It will just encourage discrimination against Muslims in European society.

    There might be some Muslims who deny the niqab as having any legitimate basis in Islam, but when faced with evidence from Islamic traditions, I wonder, what evidence to they bring to support their preposterous arguments. And, Let’s for the sake of the argument say this has nothing to do with Islam, it still has everything to do with the right of women to determine for themselves how they want to dress. Not covering whole face or not is up to interpretation of various schools of thought and they shall be accountable on their intentions behind interpretation but I have numerous examples around me where women are doing complete veil and they are very much professional and active in every walk of life and living a very “respectable” and healthy life along with every contemporary suitable fashion and ornaments they may feel comfortable with.
    IA
    http://www.londonschoolofislamics.org.uk

  2. “Man in early times was almost naked, and as his intellect evolved he started wearing clothes. ”

    Muslims believing in evolution? Actually, on my website, I advocate that martyrhood bombing is very compatible with Atheism. Martyrhood bombing is a good way to ensure men with similar genes, Y-chromosome in particular, have increased breeding opportunities.
    Iftikhar Ahmad, do you think four wives is enough? Many men are satisfied by four wives, but the main reasons for polygamy are social and moral.

  3. three cheers for France
    Meanwhile, the gutless incipid drooling sevants at Elections Canada, as well as the impotent MP’s who refuse to present legislation in this Country, will allow these cockroaches and insects to vote with their faces covered here in Canada.
    what a sick joke
    I spit on all their putrid head coverings including the backward sikhs who still practice their century old lunacy, along with all the catholics and jews who live in the middle ages….

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