Norway  consider ban the burqa in public transport and Government building on full-face veils


Oslo, Norway (Ahmed Tanveer): Norway’s right-wing government on Wednesday announced plans to ban the full-face Islamic veil from classrooms and university lecture halls. The burka appears to have originated in Persia in the 10th century, before slowly spreading to the Arabian Peninsula and present-day Afghanistan and Pakistan. In Arabia, a variant known as the “niqab” was promoted by the ultra-conservative Wahhabi school of Islam.  In South Asia, the burka was adopted by the Deobandis, the local strand of fundamentalism.  When the Taliban captured Kabul and seized power over most of Afghanistan in 1996, they made it compulsory for all women to wear the burka. The acministration said, it has also come to be seen as a security risk, hence the gradual spread of the ban through West Africa.  In switzerland the law came into force on July 1, 2016 and anyone caught wearing a veil can be fined up to 9,200 euros. Women have been banned from wearing a full veil in Chad since two suicide bomb attacks in June 2015. The government banned it two days later. Women can be subjected to 150 euro fines and instructions in citizenship for breaking the ban. Anyone who forces a woman to cover her face risks a 30,000 euro fine.   France and Belgium Switzerland Austria Spain Turkey Netherland, Chad , Niger, Cameroon, and Republic of Congo all are having  banned the burqa and niqab in public and the Goverment buildings, while French beach resorts sparked international controversy this summer with local bans on the full-body “burkini” Islamic swimsuit.