Burqa Ban Essay

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Hadee Haque Professor Isip English 1301 France Should Rethink the Ban on Burqa Ever since Islam has begun, in the 7th century, women have been accustomed to wear the burqa. The burqa is a piece of clothing that covers the entire body, only leaving the eyes open. The burqa can be broken down to three pieces; the first piece covers the body from neck all the way down to the ankles, the second piece, also called the niqab, covers the face only leaving the eyes open, and the third piece, also called the hijab, covers the hair. In the 21st century, the century that people are fighting for Human rights, France decides to ban the burqa. Why did they ban the burqa? In Timothy Ash’s article, he says that there are three main reasons for the ban: “… a threat to public safety,” “an open society is one in which we can see each other’s faces,” and “women are compelled to veil themselves by fathers or husbands.” France should revise this law because it seems like an ethnocentric decision and with this law active it breaks traditions passed down for 14 centuries, aggravates Muslims, and will cause France to have financial repercussions. While growing up, I’ve always seen my mom wear a burqa before she left the house, and I always wondered why she would do that. When I was 13 I found out it was to hide her beauty from others. Now why would a female decide to hide her beauty from others? Now a day’s women are trying to show off how beautiful they are and attract men. That’s the reason Muslim female decide to hide their beauty is to not attract other men, distract men during religious event, and only allow their husband to see their true beauty. If you see, the more the girls reveal and show off their beauty, more men gen attracted, which makes men distracted, and more men start to cheat on their girlfriends, wives, etc. Now some might say that female wear the burqa because their

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