Politics

The Burqa – To Ban or Not to Ban?

How much of a threat can fully veiled Muslim women pose? Yasmeen Aftab Ali poses this question at the beginning of her new article in Pakistan Today. In recent years, countries such as France, Bulgaria, Egypt, Chad and Morocco have banned the burqa on the grounds that it poses a “security concern” or that the… Continue reading The Burqa – To Ban or Not to Ban?

Politics

The Problem with Banning the Burqa

When I was recently invited to speak at a debate at University College of Cork in Ireland on banning the burqa, I was a bit hesitant to accept the call to participate. I, for one, am not a woman, nor am I Muslim. Speaking on an issue that focuses specifically on Muslim women seemed to… Continue reading The Problem with Banning the Burqa

Politics

Debating “This House Would Ban the Burqa”

The University College Cork’s Philosophical Society has invited me to speak on the topic: “That This House Would Ban the Burqa.” The debate is scheduled for the 10th of March at 7:30pm. I will be speaking for roughly 15 minutes in opposition to the idea of banning the burqa. The Philosophical Society is one of… Continue reading Debating “This House Would Ban the Burqa”

Sociology

Male dominated culture