Banning Face Veil Would Mean Banning Santa Claus” opinionates Ralf Jäger the Interior minister of German’s North Rhine-Westphalia state
By: Yusuf M Hasan
Somaliland sun- While Islamphobia has many faces in the West and Americas, the onslaught on NIQAB, face veil, is supreme.
Recently a face veiled Itemid Al Matar, a 32-year-old Saudi student was violently accosted by police at a Chigago train station while another one met the same fate at a French resort courtesy of the Burkini she was wearing which is a Muslim bikini.
While the Chicago brutality, presumably precipitated by suspected terrorism, is being pursued in court , the Burkini saga is at the zenith of debate on the freedom of worship and rights to dressing in conformity to ones religion.
So at the moment Muslim women in most French Cities will have to do away with swimming by keeping away from beaches thence because mayors fronting the Burkini ban supported by resort operators are contesting a court decision which overturned their ban by terming its use as a right for Muslim women.
While the French who have in the recent suffered much human cost care of Islamist terrorism , can justify their desire to do away with the Face veil and Burkini as a security precaution, in the USA current U.S. presidential election has placed Islam and Muslims on the center stage of a nasty campaign politics. Fear politics and interpersonal political rancor have ultimately secured Donald Trump the GOP nomination.
Back in France former president Nicholas Sarkhoy who has declared intent to pursue his former office and seemingly influenced by Trump says he would change the country’s constitution to ban full-body burkini swimsuits if he is re-elected in a vote next April.
In Germany the interior minister Thomas de Maiziere, stated , “We agree that we reject the burqa, we agree that we want to introduce a legal requirement to show one’s face in places where it is necessary for our society’s coexistence – at the wheel, at public offices, at the registry office, in schools and universities, in the civil service, in court.” Such a statement from the one charge with internally security is Literally translated as indicating the quest for Niqab ban in Germany.
But as the anti- Niqab war rages on in Europe, the embattled face veil has received a respite from Ralf Jäger the Interior minister of German’s North Rhine-Westphalia state, where migrant crime has been rampant, who countered remarks by his federal counterpart by stating that “Banning Face Veil Would Mean Banning Santa Claus”
In the meantime as the battle for the Niqab and Burqa rages on and Eurpeans continue to suffer from terrorism Muslims in the Western Hemisphere maybe forced, by fear, to become closet worshippers while their women will certainly steer clear of beaches courtesy of their co-religionists of the so called radical Islam sect.