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French Parliament Keen On Banning Hijabs For Muslim Women

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The French Parliament is keen on banning hijabs for Muslim women in France.

Muslim women might not be allowed to wear the hijab if while attending their children’s school trips if this move is implemented for real. The hijab is seen as a threat to everything the French Republic stands for.

The move for banning hijabs is a part of a ‘separatist bill’

This move is a part of the “Separatist Bill” which was passed earlier this week. It is still making its way through the French parliament. This might severely affect the life of Muslim women in general, and their participation in society. According to reports, the parliament’s new moves against hijabs will ban women under 18 to wear them and prohibit women to accompany their kids to school while wearing a hijab.

“Muslim women are simultaneously oppressed and submissive, but also threatening to the French status quo, both as a result of their Muslimness,” says Dr Amina Easat-Daas from De Montfort University speaking to TRT World.

In her book “Muslim Women’s Political Participation in France and Belgium,” Easat-Daas has mentioned that Muslim women in France are facing a lot of obstacles to participate in politics, due to their religious affiliations.

Meanwhile, the French Ministry of Interior is trying to convince people about why it is wrong to use the word ‘Islamophobia’ in order to describe the brewing anti-Muslim sentiment. They released 11 tweets talking about this.

“The French government’s denial and rejection of the term Islamophobia and the evocation of an arguably much more vague idea of ‘Islamism’ functions to demonise and otherise French Muslimness on multiple levels,” says Easat-Daas.

The paradox of wanting to fight “discrimination whilst simultaneously directly instigating and maintaining discriminatory legislative practices… [which] targets Muslims and also [a] socio-political discourse that directly discriminates against and otherwise French Muslims is incoherent,” says Easat-Daas.

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