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Regardless of size, the Islamic veil is an insult to freedom

Regardless of size , the Islamic veil is an insult to freedom. In fact, Islam is totalitarian in its nature. It wants to fully control the public space .

It is sufficient to analyze the veil. When you think for two minutes – think about the message the covered women send us! The proudly covered women dream of a world where all women are covered. Imagine what this means!

In what state would the world be? It would have been easy if all the women were covered !! This would mean that the world would be completely ruled by the islam religion, where public spaces, any place and at any time, are religion, because in this world the work would be subject to religion, art must be subject to religion, the sculpture will be subject to religion, painting will be subject to religion, opera, ballet dancer would be subject to religion, sports would be subject to religion, recreation would be subject to religion, the toys would be subject to religion, fashion would be subject to religion, movie, tv advertising would be subject to religion .Hair would be subject to religion . In short, the veil is the visible sign that religion has control over all areas of society, no area escapes religion, nothing is independent of religion.That is the message of the veiled women!

This message is total, completely uncompromising . Islam must control everything, nothing should escape it! Not even Barbie dolls and Pokemon! It’s scary, but it’s the substance of the message.

Consider a few examples to illustrate; If all women were covered, that would mean that:
-In this world, religion will control sexual relations
-In this world it is forbidden to kiss his wife on the street.
-In this world it would be forbidden to hold his wife’s hands.
-In this world, flirting with a woman in a public space is forbidden.
-In this world it is forbidden to embrace his wife publicly.
-In this world, sex education would be prohibited.
-In this world, a woman is forbidden to show her hair publicly.
-In this world, a male hairdresser does not have the right to cut the woman’s hair.
-In this world, a male doctor is not allowed to see his female patient naked.

A world where religion would control the entire entertainment.
-A world without a dance club. A world without alcohol serving.
-A world without a nightclub.
-A world without mixed-sex sports teams.
-A world without a swimming club for both sexes.
-A world where the shops will be governed by religion.
-A world without swimming on the beach.
-A world without sunbathing on the beach in summer.
-A world where women have difficulty putting earphones in their ears for music players and cell phones, as a stethoscope for female doctors.
-A world that pops for the girls is covered.
-A world where video games are censored by religion.

A world where religion would completely control art.

-A world where ancient statues are to be removed from museums and destroyed, ending with Hermes (nude), Kouros, Venus (nude), apollon (nude) .

-A world where you never see undressed statues in fountains, in parks, in the streets and in gardens. Finished with the three graces, away with the Apollo Belvedere, away with Artemis… think of a little Frogner park without Gustav Vigeland! There would be no pictures of naked women or men in museums .
-A world of great masters in painting or sculpture: Donatello, Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Velasquez, Rembrandt, Delacroix, Ingres, Monet Manet, Rodin, Dali, Cezanne . would be hidden or destroyed.
-A world where all women are covered in advertising images.
-A world where all women are covered in all movies.
-A world where movies that do not show veiled women would be banned. A world where advertising for shampoo and hair color products does not show pictures of women .
-A world where singers are covered. A world where sport is controlled by religion. No more women in swimming, water polo, synchronized swimming, no diving event, no gym, no running, no long jump, height.
It is the message of the veiled women who want a world where religion governs everything!
Now you will say; but you exaggerate! Unfortunately not! For this world exists already! Look at Afghanistan, Algeria, Pakistan or Saudi Arabia.–

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  • To the attention of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
    Madam Prime Minister,

    It is with great sadness that we learnt of the tragedy that struck your Country resulting in the slaying of fifty New Zealand Muslims in the two mosques in Christchurch. A heinous crime that horrified the whole World. This dramatic ordeal that you share with your fellow citizens will take time and courage to overcome and start the healing process.

    But no tragedy can justify ignoring universal values of equality and freedom. As citizens of Canada of Muslim faith and /or culture, we find it crucial to inform you of the disastrous fallout of the pseudo-religious parody that you exhibited along with women in your Country, no doubt because of ignorance, and as a sign of solidarity, wearing an Islamist and not a Muslim veil. This veil symbolises the de-facto inferioritization of women. In its most degrading form, it serves as a banner for Islamist Groups such as ISIS, Boko Haram and Chebab who kidnap, rape, murder and unscrupulously imprison women in the countries where they rule. Doing so, New Zealanders seem to be unconscious about an extreme Religious Right which instrumentalises women in advancing a totalitarian political agenda.

    What about Solidarity with Muslim women who are struggling to free themselves from the oppression of the veil? How, in a country as egalitarian as New Zealand, can one choose to express compassion by wearing a symbol of women’s marginalization and sexual segregation? The most degrading is that this initiative emanates from women, who wear the veil symbolically for a few hours but who, in so doing, help to normalize misogynistic practices of which women are victim all their life.

    Let’s recall some facts. The Islamic veil is not a requirement in the book of Islam, the Quran. It was imposed in Iran after the Islamic Revolution of 1979, and spread in the Arab countries towards the end of the 1980s with the rise of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood organisation, Saudi Wahhabosalafism, and large financing by the petrodollars of the Saudi Monarchy and Gulf countries. The Islamic or Islamist Veil is associated with political Islam, and represents its means of proselytizing and its the most effective Territorial Marker.

    There is no need to discuss the abuses committed by the various Islamist factions around the world, to impose their vision of an Islam full of hate and ressentment. Algerian women who have experienced the atrocities of a war waged by Islamists against civilians, many of whom were murdered because they refused to wear veils, are now marching in the streets of Algeria for demanding Democratic rule in their country, but also Equal Rights, Emancipation of women and the repeal of the Code de la famille, a set of social rules inspired by Sharia law.

    How do you reconcile that while Iran lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh is sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 whip lashes for defending women who refuse to wear a veil, New Zealanders participate in normalizing the Islamic veil as symbol of Islam?

    Madam Prime Minister, we appeal to your sense of responsibility to stop trivializing the veiling of women and girls. As our compatriot Tarek Fatah says, compassion with the fallen Muslims in Christchurch is an absolute duty, whether they are men or women, wearing a veil or not. Consenting to become a living bilboard for this symbol of political Islam is an unconsciousness towards the Islamic agenda.

    It is by focusing on Universal Values of freedom and equality, beyond our religious differences and our philosophical convictions, that we can build solidarity between humans.

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