Publish dateWednesday 30 August 2023 - 08:57
Story Code : 275795
Continuing the policy of banning hijab and anti-Islamism in France
In recent years, Western countries have displayed anti-Islamic and Islamophobic policies in various political and social dimensions. In this regard, the Ministry of Education of France, in its latest action, has banned Muslim girls from wearing the Hijab in public schools in this country. “Gabriel Attal", the Minister of Education of France in this context, while announcing the ban on the wearing of Hijab for veiled girls in the schools of this country, claimed that the Islamic Hijab violates the secular laws of France in education.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA): This decision was announced while there were earlier reports that Muslim girls welcomed wearing the Hijab in French schools. In fact, HIjab is considered a type of clothing and not a religious dress for girls who use this cover, but the French authorities have considered this cover as a religious symbol and banned it.
Less than a year ago, French Minister of Education "Pope Andy" refused to ban the wearing of the Hijab, and in explaining his decision to the Senate of this country, he said: "It is very difficult to determine the role of the Hijab according to the law." If such a decision is contested in the administrative court, we will lose the legal dispute.
Dawood Rifi, a professor of Islamic studies at the Lille Institute of Political Studies, said in this regard: There is no such thing as Islamic dress by itself. We must challenge this myth.
This is not the first time that the French authorities have made a decision in the field of Muslim clothing. In 2004, this country banned the wearing of headscarves and veils, and in 2010, the wearing of the niqab as a hijab. In 2017, a law was passed in France that placed Muslims and mosques under strict government supervision.
The French authorities, who claim freedom and the right to choose for all people, have increased the pressure on racial and religious minorities, including Muslims, in recent years. They restrict and persecute Muslims under various pretexts, so that many Muslims have left France.
A research report by the University of Lille, which was prepared after examining 1,744 Muslims who left France, shows that more than two-thirds of these people reported that they moved with the aim of being able to practice their religion freely. While 70% said they left France to avoid incidents of racism and discrimination.
In fact, France, which has always claimed freedom of clothing, religion and expression for its citizens, has now, under the pretext of defending secularism, practically restricted freedoms and increased pressure on minorities. This is despite the fact that in an opposite policy, civil groups such as LGBT people in France are completely free in their cover and affairs.
Clementine Auten, a representative of the radical left party known as "Unyielding France", criticized what he called the "dress police" and called the government's decision an obsessive move to exclude Muslims.
This is the case not only in France but also in other European countries. In dual policies, they deprive the freedom of religious minorities, especially Muslims, and allow other groups to engage in religious and social activities and choose their desired clothing in the community.
In Germany, official statistics show that in the first three months of 2023, there were more than 124 attacks on Muslims, including verbal and physical attacks, sending threatening letters and attempts to set fire to mosques in different areas. This country pointed out.
Not long ago, Marta Bissmann, a member of the Austrian Parliament, protested against the proposal to ban the hijab in this country and said: "You want to punish Muslim women, women among whom there are doctors, teachers, scientists, employees and workers; they are women and there are girls who are very successful in society.
Now France's decision to impose restrictions on the wearing of Hijab by schoolgirls has shown the contradiction in the words and actions of Western countries; Especially when the political authorities of these countries, including the French authorities, criticize other countries for trying to impose coverage restrictions and issue statements against such countries.
Source : Iran Press
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