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Hijab Ban At Airports


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I was disappointed to hear this news item on the Sunday program on Channel 9 this morning. As for the below news article, I am sickened to see hijabs described as " the most inoffensive", like they are offensive at all. It's getting harder and harder to be proud of being Australian when this is the way our country is heading.

Bring on 24 November and election time. Bye Bye Mr Howard.


Islamic scarfs ban at airports

By Chris Tinkler and Lincoln Wright

THE Howard Government is considering banning Islamic scarfs at Australian airports, senior government sources have revealed.

The security measure would see even the most inoffensive Muslim scarf, the hijab, which covers the hair and neck, banned, along with several other types.

Security officials were especially concerned by two other types of scarf, the niqab and burka.

The niqab covers the face, but leaves the eyes exposed, while the burka covers the entire face, with only a mesh screen for the eyes.

The scarf policy is under active consideration in Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews' office, which is consulting airport security officials over the policy.

The change would follow the Howard Government's moved to restrict immigration from Sudan.

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Alhamdulillah sis, this is not the case:

Govt has no plans to ban Muslim scarfs

October 14, 2007 - 3:44PM

The federal government says it has no plans to ban the wearing of Islamic scarfs at Australian airports.

News Ltd papers reported on Sunday Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews' office was considering prohibiting Muslim air travellers from wearing the hijab, burqa and other types of concealing scarfs, for security reasons.

The various traditional scarves are worn by Muslim women to cover their face, hair and neck.

"I can say that the minister's office is absolutely not considering any such plan," a spokeswoman for Mr Andrews said.

She said she did not believe the proposal was being considered by any federal government minister.

France sparked anger among its Muslim population in 2004 when it banned Islamic headscarves from schools.

Taken from: http://www.smh.com.au/news/NATIONAL/Govt-h...2300585199.html

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