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Chinese authorities have banned women in the capital city of Xinjiangâ€â€an autonomous western region where Muslims account for almost half of the populationâ€â€from wearing burqas in public, according to a brief article on a government-run website, Tianshan News. Local legislators for Urumqi proposed the ban in December, and now the regional legislature has approved it.
It’s not clear when the ban will go into effect. State media said only that it will be implemented after being modified to meet comments proposed in a meeting over the weekend.

A blogger posts a photo of a sign in Kashgar discouraging Uighur from wearing Islamic dress. It says, “Advocate transforming outdated customs.â€(Weibo)
What is clear, though, is that moves like these are likely to further alienate an already disenchanted minority groupâ€â€the Uighurs, who feel their culture and economy is being overrun by Han Chinese. Ever since a group of Uighur Muslims went on a killing spree in a train station in Kunming last March, Chinese officials have ratcheted up restrictions on a group they see as potential extremists. Xinjiang officials later banned students and civil servants from fasting for Ramadan, and authorities in the Xinjiang city of Karamy barred anyone wearing burqas, niqabs, hijabs or simply “large beards†from taking public buses.
Despiteâ€â€or as a result ofâ€â€these measures, attacks and clashes involving Uighurs have only increased. Today, police in Shule county, near Kashgar, shot dead six attackers who were allegedly trying to detonate a series of explosives. Militants attacked police, residents, and officials in Shache county in August, leaving almost 100 dead.
The state-run news agency Xinhua justified the burqa ban by pointing out that burqas are also banned in France (perhaps not the best example to use, given the recent extremist attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo). The Xinhua report in English said, “Burqas are not traditional dress for Uighur women… The regulation is seen as an effort to curb growing extremism that forced Uighur women to abandon their colorful traditional dress and wear black burqas.â€
But as long as Chinese officials tell residents they will be safer if religious expressions are kept to a minimum, these measures are likely to continue. Zhang Haitao, an activist based in Urumqi, told Radio Free Asia, “You can’t deprive the freedom of a small portion of people to maintain the stability of the society. But here, for a long time, the authorities have been kidnapping public opinion in the name of stability.â€

 

http://qz.com/324805/china-has-just-banned-the-burqa-in-its-biggest-muslim-city/

 


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A large majority of citizens is apparently in favour of introducing a nationwide ban on burkas for Muslim women in Switzerland, according to an opinion poll.
More than 60% of respondents said they would outlaw the Muslim religious garment in public spaces, the survey by the Léger Switzerland polling institute found.
The SonntagsBlick newspaper says people of all age groups and both in the German- as well as in the French-speaking parts of the country would vote for a ban.
About one in three respondents are apparently against it.
A member of the rightwing Swiss People’s Party is planning to launch a campaign next year for a nationwide vote on the issue.
Last year, a two-third majority of voters in Italian-speaking Ticino – one of 26 Swiss cantons – agreed a public ban in the southern Swiss region. But the decision is pending approval by the federal authorities.
Five years ago, a People's Party committee won a nationwide vote banning the construction of new minarets in Switzerland, prompting a political upset.

 
http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/plans-for-burka-ban-win-ground/41182042

 

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/mmw/2014/12/a-potential-burqa-ban-at-the-federal-level-in-switzerland/

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Didymus

"The regulation is seen as an effort to curb growing extremism that forced Uighur women to abandon their colorful traditional dress and wear black burqas."

 

That's a nice reason. Just hope this doesn't explode since the population percentage is so high.

 

A ban like that is necessary even for identification reasons tbh. Anyway, praying for the best.

 

Edit: "Xinjiang officials later banned students and civil servants from fasting for Ramadan, and authorities in the Xinjiang city of Karamy barred anyone wearing burqas, niqabs, hijabs or simply “large beards†from taking public buses."

 

Never mind :flop:

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Luiz

damn those chicks look like ninjas in their gear. i'd leave them alone :sweat:

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Melech

i just think that it's stupid to wear some clothes because an old book tells you to do so ,but who am i to judge

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RAMROD

damn those chicks look like ninjas in their gear. i'd leave them alone :sweat:

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Luc

Well, it doesn't really belong to the religion tbh :shrug: I get that it's a freedom to wear whatever you want to wear, but it can be dangerous in some places, like a jail (in Indonesia there's many cases of people escaping from jail with a burqa).

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River

Good, enough with covering women, if you can't see a woman without having an erection, cut your D.

 

It's like Assassin's Creed cosplay everyday with this burqa

I'm not serious 99% of the times ;)

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Valextra

i just think that it's stupid to wear some clothes because an old book tells you to do so ,but who am i to judge

 

The funny thing is that is not even written to wear the Burqa in that old book, it's only a extremist and bad interpretation... Agree by the way.

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MonsterOfSpain

When European women go to Muslim countries they want them to wear a burqa too, so they shouldn't wear it when they come here.

 

It's not like Muslims women choose to wear it anyway.  :shrug:

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Goosey

Dumb, people should be allowed to wear whatever they want. You can't claim it's immodest.

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RAMROD

Well, it doesn't really belong to the religion tbh :shrug: I get that it's a freedom to wear whatever you want to wear, but it can be dangerous in some places, like a jail (in Indonesia there's many cases of people escaping from jail with a burqa).

Such things never happened in Indonesia.

Where dis you hear that from?

I can confirm this.

Burqa and Niqab are still extremely rare in that country.

Indonesia are far more laid back with their women except in Aceh which is 100% Muslim.

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