dialamah Posted June 24, 2017 Report Share Posted June 24, 2017 12 minutes ago, CITIZEN_2015 said: They have the freedom in Canada yes, but they don't exercise that freedom by covering the face and they continue to represent symbol of repression of women. They have the freedom in Canada to either wear it or not. Telling them they *must* remove their face covering or go back to their country also removes their freedom. You can claim you are doing it it 'for them', because it's a symbol of oppression, but in reality it's for yourself - you are uncomfortable seeing a woman with her face covered and you have decided that it's up to her to conform to your comfort. In those countries where hijab or niqab is a requirement for women, the women are also told 'it's for their own good', because other people (men) are uncomfortable with women who show their hair or their face or too much skin and so it's up to her to conform to their comfort. If you want to address female oppression in Islam, you can't do it by oppressing in the opposite direction. You can do it by providing an environment where women are free to choose, and then you give them the time and space to make that choice and respect the choice they make, even if you don't like it. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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