Argument: Burqa ban protects women from pressure to wear it

Issue Report: Ban on Muslim burqa and niqab


Sara Malkani. “Burka: the other view.” February 16th, 2010: “France’s secretary of state for urban affairs, Fadela Amara, a Muslim woman of Algerian descent, has strongly supported the ban in France. […] Amara, a prominent women’s rights activist in France is the former leader of a feminist organisation that defends rights of women living in low-income urban communities in France, many of whom are Muslim immigrants becoming increasingly vulnerable to the pressures of Islamic fundamentalism in their communities.