Argument: Banning Muslim head scarves will not cause fundamentalist backlashes

Issue Report: Banning Muslim hijab


“Banning the hijab”. Workers Power. Feb 2004 – “The third major argument against the ban is that there will be an Islamic backlash as this will drive Muslims into the arms of the religious right. Again, no evidence is ever provided for this assertion. The reality is that within the Muslim ghettos, their grip is already powerful – and it is precisely because of the threat to their influence that they have protested so vehemently over the issue. They know that a secular education is a major threat to their power and control, especially control over ideas. Their indoctrination starts very early – about three years of age – as they systematically try and break children from critical thinking.”