The lack of respect that Muslim women in Switzerland are exhibiting for the mores of the country in which they live is worrying. So is their resorting to the victimology ploy, which is frequently manipulated to establish Sharia principles in the West.
One woman says she worries the result signifies that “the majority of Swiss people are against either Islam or Muslims, or both.”
Western societies generally uphold religious freedom, including that of Muslims. People of all religions, without exception, should adhere to the rule of law and uphold the just principles of the society in which they live. Westerners, however, should not accept those aspects of Islam which clash with human rights and freedoms, and could also pose a security threat. Also, much could be hidden under a full covering, including weapons.
In Chad in 2015, two Boko Haram jihadis clad in burqas carried out jihad suicide bomb attacks that killed 23 people, which led the country’s Prime Minister, Kalzeube Pahimi Deubet, to condemn the use of the burqa as “camouflage.” He ruled that all burqas on sale in markets must be burned.
The burqa has already also been banned in China, Tajikistan, Morocco, Latvia, Cameroon, Congo-Brazzaville, Gabon, Chad, Austria, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands, Bulgaria, France and Algeria (in the public sector). Note that some of these are majority-Muslim countries.
The burqa and niqab are Islamic symbols of female oppression, inconsistent with the principle of equal rights between the genders in the West.
(Quran 24:31) And tell the believing women to reduce of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which appears thereof and to wrap [a portion of] their headcovers over their chests and not expose their adornment except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands’ fathers, their sons, their husbands’ sons, their brothers, their brothers’ sons, their sisters’ sons, their women, that which their right hands possess, or those male attendants having no physical desire, or children who are not yet aware of the private aspects of women. And let them not stamp their feet to make known what they conceal of their adornment. And turn to Allah in repentance, all of you, O believers, that you might succeed.
If a woman does not cover, she is fair game to be assaulted:
(Quran 33:59) O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused.
The burqa and niqab have no place in Western countries.
“Muslim women fear they could be attacked after Switzerland votes to ban burqa in public,” by Samuel Osborne, Independent, April 3, 2021 (thanks to Henry):
Muslim women in Switzerland fear they could be verbally or physically assaulted after the country narrowly voted in favour of banning the burqa or niqab in public places.
The ban, which will make it illegal for people to completely cover their faces, passed by 51 to 49 per cent in a public referendum on 7 March. It must now be drawn up into a bill by MPs within two years.
“I felt at a loss once more about the stupidity of such a vote, like the ban on minarets,” Rifa’at Lenzin, a Muslim woman who wears a hijab to the mosque, tells The Independent, referring to a Swiss vote on banning minarets in 2009. She says she worries the result signifies that “the majority of Swiss people are against either Islam…