Hebah Ahmed and Mona Eltahawy, both Muslim women, debate France’s decision to ban face veils (niqabs) in public. As Ahsana suggested, this debate is probably a better one than the shouting match from BBC Newsnight that I showed in class. Both positions are laid out more clearly here. (Actually, I will admit I found Ramadan’s style and behavior towards Eltahawy interesting and worthy of discussion in its own right. Some might feel it departs from his rhetoric about respect for women.)
Muslim women debate France’s face-veil ban
May 5th, 2011 · 1 Comment
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