Skip to comments.Morocco bans sale and production of burqas
Posted on 01/10/2017 10:25:49 AM PST by Cronos
Tailors and retailers across Morocco have reportedly been directed to stop the sale of burqas by the Interior Ministry, the Morocco World News reported.
The ministry has issued notices to burqa producers and retailers urging them to cease making and/or selling the garment. They have been further instructed all related goods will be seized if the stock was not eliminated within 48 hours.
Representatives of the Interior Ministry visited markets to inform both sellers and tailors to stop the production and sale of the burqa and hand-deliver the written notices.
A picture currently being circulated on social media platforms, shows a copy of the notice that was sent by El Basha, a representative of the Interior Ministry, saying
A copy of the notices posted on social media stating following the observations of the authorities, we notice that you sell burqas so, we are calling on you to get rid of the products of this outfit within 48 hours and to refrain from selling it in the future.
Best news of the day.
What is their "reason" ?
People earn money by selling their wares and somebody just took a hit .... what is the reasoning behind banning the sale of the burqa and not, f'rinstance a Sari or other manner of dress ?
Supply and demand at work
Make them illegal in the entire European Union...
S.A.S. v. France was a case brought for the European Court of Human Rights which ruled that the French ban on face covering did not violate European Convention on Human Rightss (ECHR) provisions on right to privacy or freedom of religion, nor other invoked provisions. Two of the seventeen judges dissented.
Paragraph 2 of article 9 allows limitations on the right to religion if the limitations are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society in the interests of public safety, for the protection of public order, health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others. Specifically, France invoked three grounds for limiting the right to wear burqa: respect for equality between men and women, respect for human dignity and respect for the minimum requirements of life in society.
The court did not find the French governments position that the ban was valid due to gender equality or human dignity concerns, but accepted that Frances claim that a ban was necessary for living together harmoniously was within in law. It underlined that the states had a wide margin of appreciation in cases like this.
" .. but accepted that Frances claim that a ban was necessary for living together harmoniously was within in law ... "
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
They cant sell them but can they wear them if bought somewhere else or it is a visitor from another country
Morocco, once part of French North Africa, also had heavy influence of Germany and the US during the 2nd WW. Have known several people from Morocco, from my college days to the present. They are generally pleasant and easy to get along with...much more westernized than you will find in Saudi Arabia, for example.
Banning production and sales of burqua does not lower the rate of terrorist acts — banning the Koran would.
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