Egypt MP wants to ban full-face veil since it came from 'Jewish tradition'

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 12, 2016 07:45

An Egyptian parliamentarian who is supporting a measure that would ban women from wearing the niqab believes that the custom did not originate in Islam, but in the Jewish tradition.

If the ban were to be approved, it would outlaw the veil which covers the entire face, denying women the right to wear it in public places and government buildings.


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